Mar 1, 2023

#OscarsSoWhite Movement Sees Launch of Inclusion List To Showcase Effects of Inclusivity And Document Where Change is Needed

Dr. Stacy L. Smith and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, supported by the Adobe Foundation, have launched a website called The Inclusion List.

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The Inclusion list is a research effort that tracks and celebrates progress made in the entertainment industry as well as the effects of the #OscarsSoWhite movement that April Reign started eight years ago. The Inclusion list, which you can visit here, focuses on the Academy Awards and showcases the changes that have occurred throughout the history of the ceremonies from 1929 until the present day. The site charts nominations for women and people of color across 19 categories. Visitors will also have the opportunity to vote and guess who they think will win the Oscar at this year’s Oscars on March 12.

Information on each category is presented in terms of the overall percentage of nominees and winners who were women and people of color, including an intersectional look at women of color.

Site users can examine exactly where change is still needed by reading through data points on each category. Each category includes details on the first woman, woman of color, and person of color nominated, as well as the first to win the award. The site also spotlights important facts about communities of color at the Oscars.