Celebrating Women And Diversity At Oscars Ceremony

This is a record-setting Oscars season for Women!

Come and watch the ceremony with brilliant investors and entrepreneurs. 

Date: February 26, 2017

Time: 5.00PM

Location: San Francisco (the address will be disclosed to attendees only)

Meryl Streep, Viola Davis, and Joi McMillon are just a few of the women who scored Oscars nominations.

  • For Streep, the Best Actress nomination for her performance in Florence Foster Jenkins marks her 20th Academy Award nomination, officially making her the most nominated performer in Oscars history.
  • Actress Viola Davis also made history Tuesday becoming the first and only black actress to get three Oscars nominations. Davis is up for Best Actress for her performance in Fences and was previously nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Doubt, as well as Best Actress for her performance in The Help.
  • Then there's Joi McMillon, who is the first black woman to earn an Oscar nomination in film editing of Moonlight, which won the Golden Globe for Best Drama Motion Picture.

Other women nominated for Oscars include Emma Stone for Best Actress for La La Land, which is now tied with Titanic for the most-ever nominations; Ruth Negga for Best Actress in Loving; Nicole Kidman for Best Supporting Actress for Lion; Naomi Harris for Best Supporting Actress for Moonlight; and Octavia Spencer for Best Supporting Actress for Hidden Figures.

Oscar 2017 nominees showcase a more multicultural range of talent too, both in front of and behind the camera.

Oscars nominated a record six black actors this year. Denzel Washington and Ruth Negga received nods for lead acting in Fences and Loving, respectively, while Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris of Moonlight, Viola Davis of Fences, and Octavia Spencer of Hidden Figures all took supporting nods. Seven of the 20 acting nominees are people of color.

The cinematographer behind Arrival, Bradford Young, is the first African-American to be nominated in the cinematography category.