PS: Favorite Oscar-Nominated Best Picture Diversity Movie?

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Which of these Oscar-nominated Best Picture diversity movies, as told from the perspective of a minority* lead character, is your favorite?

*Minority perspectives are those based on sex, ethnicity, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity, relative to the dominant perspective stories usually told by Best Picture movies.

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See the partial list of Oscar-Nominated Best Picture diversity movies here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls045853839/
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HONORABLE MENTIONS

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 1967 | Movie 7.8 (34,041)

Sounder 1972 | Movie 7.6 (3,037)

Coming Home 1978 | Movie 7.3 (10,871)

Johnny Belinda 1948 | Movie 7.8 (3,718)

A Soldier's Story 1984 | Movie 7.2 (7,741)

Lilies of the Field 1963 | Movie 7.6 (7,691)

Kiss of the Spider Woman 1985 | Movie 7.4 (12,562)
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Oscar-Nominated Best Picture Diversity Movies (when the minority perspective is told from a majority within the story line, but produced for audiences that still regards them as minorities)

The Last Emperor 1987 | Movie

Letters from Iwo Jima 2006 | Movie

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000 | Movie

Slumdog Millionaire 2008 | Movie

Gandhi 1982 | Movie

Roma 2018 | Movie 

Black Panther 2018 | Movie

Minority Perspective Clarification
*Minority perspectives are those based on sex, ethnicity, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity, relative to the dominant perspective stories usually told by Best Picture movies.
Minority is used less as someone who is a minority in a percentage sense, rather than someone who is a minority group from a power sense relative to dominant group (who may or may not hold a majority by percentage).
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Any feedback on what qualifies as a diversity picture and any grey area issues associated with how it is determined?
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FYC:
Rain Man

I vote for Johnny Belinda to be moved to the real list.
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Oscars [FEB 24] bump
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That's a mouthful of a title and description, but I get the gist.  I'm not sure about the inclusion of some of the titles, though; for instance, isn't Rain Man told from the perspective of Tom Cruise's character?  Also, is one considered a minority if they have AIDS--see Dallas Buyers Club.  Another thought is that If one were to include women under the minority rubric, the list could get long.  Ditto all debilitating disorders.

After looking through the list and the list of all nominees, you may be missing The Shape of WaterDjango UnchainedThe PianistForrest GumpThe PianoScent of a Woman and Born on the Fourth of July.
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Also, Roma could be added to the list as it's from the perspective of an indigenous woman, which could still be considered a minority in Mexico, too.  And Black Panther is partly but significantly told from the view of an African American... who then tries to overthrow a fictional African kingdom.
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FYC:

'Silence of the Lambs' (told from a woman's perspective; in fact, a feminist perspective)

And I second 'Roma,' because it depicts the hardships of an indigenous woman due to her status as a Native person and as a woman
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National Diversity Day is observed next on Friday, October 4th, 2019. It has been observed the first Friday in October since 2005.