Awards Show Voters Are Sleeping on These Films & Performances From 2019

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Academy voters have done it again: Almost all of the Oscar nominees in major categories are white men. That means incredible performances and films from women, people of color and queer folks were snubbed — yet again.

Although it’s easy to discount awards shows as frivolous entertainment — or as stars giving other stars trophies — it still holds true that films, actors and directors who receive awards gain a higher level of visibility. Moreover, these decorated artists and works become part of the pop culture zeitgeist and set the barometer for what we consider great art. The point? Representation matters. Here are some of our favorite unsung cinematic heroes of the year.