The 95th annual Academy Awards nominations were announced at 8:30 am on Jan. 24 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Among the list of names called were also some of the most iconic BIPOC stars.

Oscar Nominations


The 95th annual Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, have officially revealed this year’s nominations. SOHH, here are the BIPOC actors, actresses, writers, musicians, and more nominated for an Oscar


Brian Tyree Henry

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Angela Bassett

  • This marks Angela’s second Oscar nomination after her role as Tina Turner in 1993’s What’s Love Got to Do With It and the first Oscar nomination for an actor’s performance in a Marvel movie. 

Guillermo Del Toro’s “Pinnochio”

Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, Gary Ungar, and Alex Bulkley

  • This marks Guillermo Del Toro’s seventh Oscar nomination. The Mexican filmmaker won the “Best Picture” and “Best Director” Oscars for his 2017 fantasy romance film The Shape of Water. 

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

Ruth Carter

  • Ruth made history as the first African American to take home the Academy Award for “Best Costume Design” for her work on the first movie, Black Panther.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

Camille Friend and Joel Harlow

“Lift Me Up” (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)

Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler, and Ludwig Goransson; Lyrics by Tems, and Ryan Coogler

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

R. Christopher White

  • White’s third Oscar nomination after he was nominated for his visual effects work on Rise of the Planet of the Apes and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

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  • Michael Omoruan

Brian Tyree HenryRihannaTems

Written by Michael Omoruan

Mike hails from the Bronx and is a Film & TV Studies graduate from Lehman College. His interests include pop culture and community engagement and can often be found listening to the latest by Megan Thee Stallion, Amine, J-Cole, and Kendrick Lamar.

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