Are the Oscars still #SoWhite? A look at the diversity among this year’s nominees

In sharp contrast to the last two Oscar seasons, this year, nonwhite nominees made the list in every major acting and directing category. The uptick in diversity comes two years after the #OscarsSoWhite movement began and a year after the Academy pledged to double women and nonwhite members. See how this year’s class of nominees in the acting and directing categories compares to previous years.

Best director

Nonwhite nominees

2017: 1 2016: 1 2015: 1

Female nominees

2017: 0 2016: 0 2015: 0

In the last two years, Alejandro G. Iñárritu has been the only nonwhite nominee out of all the major categories — but a woman has not been nominated for best director since 2009, when Katheryn Bigelow won for "The Hurt Locker."

Best actor

Nonwhite nominees

2017: 1 2016: 0 2015: 0

This is the first Oscar nomination for both Casey Affleck and Andrew Garfield; it's the seventh nomination for Denzel Washington, breaking his own record for most Oscar nominations for a black actor.

Best actress

Nonwhite nominees

2017: 1 2016: 0 2015: 0

Ruth Negga and Isabelle Huppert both scored the first Oscar nominations of their careers, while Meryl Streep broke her own record as most nominated actor, nabbing her 20th nomination — her 16th in this category.

Best supporting actor

Nonwhite nominees

2017: 2 2016: 0 2015: 0

Dev Patel, nominated for his work in "Lion," is only the third actor of Indian descent to receive an Oscar nomination. Lucas Hedges is the youngest member of this year's class of nominees at 20 years old.

Best supporting actress

Nonwhite nominees

2017: 3 2016: 0 2015: 0

The most diverse category of the major awards features Viola Davis, the first black actress to receive three Oscars nominations, and Octavia Spencer, the only black actress to receive a nomination after winning an Oscar.

Credits: Times photography; statue drawing by Eben McCue; contributing reporting by Kyle Kim.