Mediaversity Guide to the Oscars

Diversity Leaderboards for the 91st Academy Awards, Best Picture Nominees

Written by Li Lai

At Mediaversity Reviews, we champion fresh stories with new things to say. That’s why we base our TV and film reviews not only on technical merit, but on the representation of voices that have been shut out of Hollywood for too long. Specifically, our scores factor in gender parity and racial diversity — and through bonus points or deductions, we also take into account the representation of LGBTQ, seniors, disability, minority religions, or diverse body shapes.

For more details on our grading system, click here. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the 2019 Oscar nominees for Best Picture!

Best Picture Nominees by Mediaversity Grade

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Black Panther (A), Roma (A)
BlacKkKlansman (B+), The Favourite (B), A Star is Born (D)
Bohemian Rhapsody (D), Green Book (D), Vice (F)

Best Picture Nominees by Mediaversity Score

Technical, Gender, and Race categories are scored on a scale of 1–5. Bonus points and deductions each max out at 1 point.

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