Live Poll: #OscarsSoRight?

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After controversy over the lack of non-white acting nominees at the Oscars in 2015 and 2016, a record has been broken this year with seven nominations for actors of color. There have also been many more nominations for people of color than there has been in the past, including the cinematography, editing, directing and documentary categories. 

To what do you attribute this change? Is it only a reaction to the uproar and protesting? Would this same work be nominated in any other year as it is the best work and should be chosen? Do you think the boycotts simply made the members of the Academy look closer at films they may have not given much thought to in the past? And what about the movement by the Academy to add more young members and members of color? How do all these things fit together to give us 2017's nominations?

- These films deserved every accolade they earned - the Academy members were right on.
- The controversy made the Academy members pay more attention to less high-profile films - that gave them the edge to score nominations.
- Over 600 Academy members were added in 2016, many of them young and/or people of color - that has made the difference.
- The squeaky wheel gets the grease - protesting really can change things.

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/kWMWwDdS0gI/

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls062210815
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Note how even DVDs of some Oscar-nominated films lack captions for the hearing impaired.
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I think all of the above options created a "Perfect Storm" effect that combined for the record. I agree with all of the answer options to some degree. I think if you take away one of those factors less diversity nominees would have become nominees. I think each factor had a small incremental effect. But when combined they had a huge effect or were enough to tip the scales and maybe even a bit of over correction in the final tally. I think all the nominees are Oscar worthy, but some were on the fence for a nomination and could have been easily left out as well as left in their particular category. In years past, they were snubbed and left out looking in on Oscar night. This year, due to all the factors diversity nominees were in on Oscar night, looking out at other potential nominees who were snubbed and not the ones being snubbed. It will be interesting to see if this translates to more wins too. In a five-way race a change in the voting block of 5%, 10% or 15% can have a profound effect on the final tally.
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This poll is live!

http://www.imdb.com/poll/kWMWwDdS0gI

Dan or Peter, can you please edit my initial post to reflect this status?
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Congratulations yrnej on your 395th live poll!
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This needs to be moved to the praise category.
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Done.