The 2018 Oscars are upon us. The show will air this Sunday and be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for the second year in a row. Every year is buzz-worthy, especially considering last year’s accidental Best Picture fiasco, but this year’s show will hopefully be the first to usher in a new legacy for both women and people of color. Oscars so white (and so male) is sadly still an issue that has plagued the Academy for years, but in 2018 they are finally making strides to represent diverse talent.
This year’s nominees hold a crop of very historic possible wins for both people of color and women specifically, and it will be an honor to watch and cheer them on. In the words of Issa Rae, “I’m rooting for everybody black.”… And brown, and female, and all the varieties of underrepresented talent across the nominees. We’ve rounded up just a few important things to keep that will make this year’s award show so important.