A Year of Firsts for Oscar Nominations | Mar. 15
On the March 15 episode of SoCal Update, nominations for the much-delayed Academy Awards were announced before dawn this morning. KPCC Arts and Entertainment Reporter John Horn offers the highlights of the year.
Several records were beat this year, with nominations for nine actors of color, 76 nominations for 70 women and two women shortlisted for best director. Only one woman — Kathryn Bigelow — has previously won the directing Oscar for 2008's “The Hurt Locker.”