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Faces of diversity at the 87th Academy Awards

Cheryl Boone Isaacs
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs speaks at the Oscars.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Lupita Nyong’o
Lupita Nyong’o presents the supporting actor Oscar to J.K. Simmons at the Academy Awards. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Kerry Washington
Presenter Kerry Washington, left, in the winners’ room after presenting the Oscar for documentary short to Dana Perry, center, and Ellen Goosenberg Kent for their film “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1.”  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Eddie Murphy
Presenter Eddie Murphy onstage during the 87th Academy Awards. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Terrence Howard
Terrence Howard introduces some of the best picture nominees during the 87th Academy Awards. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Viola Davis
Viola Davis arrives onstage as a presenter at the Academy Awards. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Octavia Spencer

Presenter Octavia Spencer backstage during the Oscars telecast.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Zoe Saldana and Dwayne Johnson
Zoe Saldana and Dwayne Johnson are onstage to present the award for animated feature at the Oscars. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Idris Elba and Jessica Chastain
Idris Elba and Jessica Chastain present the award for cinematography during the Oscars. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Kevin Hart and Anna Kendrick
Kevin Hart and Anna Kendrick prepare to present an award at the Oscars. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Jennifer Aniston and David Oyelowo
Presenters Jennifer Aniston and David Oyelowo are seen backstage at the Academy Awards. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey presents the adapted screenplay award at the 87th Academy Awards. (Robyn Beck / Agence France-Presse / Getty Images)
Chiwetel Ejiofor and Nicole Kidman
Chiwetel Ejiofor joins Nicole Kidman onstage to present an award at the Oscars. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez is seen backstage before presenting the costume design Oscar at the Academy Awards. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
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