Ranking All the Best Picture Nominees of the 2010s

More nominations meant more recognition for diverse voices, with uneven results

Mar 15 · 26 min read
Audience members at the 89th Academy Awards in Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre exhibit a range of emotions watching “Moonlight” win the Oscar for Best Picture minutes after the honor was mistakenly awarded to “La La Land,” on Feb. 26, 2017. Photo courtesy of Associated Press

By Todd Hill

Trends in cinema may never fit neatly into decade-long windows, but from the perspective of today it’s clear that a trend that had been building for several years reached critical mass during the 2010s.