Diversity onstage stands in stark contrast to nominees | The Miami Herald The Miami Herald

February 24, 2015 3:14 PM

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When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the Oscar nominations in January, the absence of any minority group nominees in the acting categories - for only the second time since 1998 - triggered a backlash of criticism and threats of protest.

But Sunday's Academy Awards show boasted the most diverse group of performers and presenters in Oscars history, as 15 minority presenters, including Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Lopez, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Kevin Hart and Oprah Winfrey, took the stage to deliver the evening's awards.

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