Affleck's win legitimizes toxic masculinity and white privilege; further proving the Academy can only focus on undoing one layer of disenfranchisement at a time.
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Best supporting actor and actress went to people of color. See both Mahershala Ali and Viola Davis’ acceptance speeches. Mahershala Ali is the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar—ever. Mahershala Ali took home the first Oscar of the night, securing the best supporting actor trophy for his role as Juan in Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight.” […]