27 Apr 2021

2021 Oscars: most diverse in history

From Morning Report, 7:58 am on 27 April 2021

This year's Oscars were the most diverse yet.

After increasing criticism, Hollywood made significant strides in 2020 by having more women and people of colour on screen and behind the scenes.

For the first time in its history, almost half the nominees in the awards' acting categories were performers of colour, and more women were nominated throughout the 23 categories than in any previous year.

The big winners included Chloé Zhao who became the first woman of colour to win best director, for "Nomadland", which also won best picture.

Correspondent Ira Spitzer spoke to Corin Dann.