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If the director of ‘Selma’ had been nominated for Best Director in the reading of the nominations this morning, Ava DuVernay would have been the first African-American woman to ever be nominated in this category.

But she wasn’t nominated. Nor were any of the actors from the movie. However, ‘Selma’ did receive a nod for Best Picture.

According to NBC News: “This year’s lineup of Oscar nominees for acting is the least racially diverse in 17 years. All the performers nominated across the four acting categories are white — the first time that’s happened since 1998, the year “Titanic” scored the top prize. There are no black, Latino, Asian-American or American-Indian actors in the running.”

The full list of Best Picture nominations:

“American Sniper”

“Birdman”

“Boyhood”

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

“The Imitation Game”

“Selma”

“The Theory of Everything”

“Whiplash”