Did #OscarsSoWhite work?

The Screenshot: Week of April 26th

Hi, there! It’s showtime… Here’s your Screenshot on Gen Z film. Here’s your TL;DR: The New Gen Z Hope; Battle of the Joshes; Who’s a Film Bro; Hype House on Netflix; #OscarsSoWhite for Gen Z now, and how many Gen Zers have been nominated in Oscar’s history?


Trend upwards New polls shows Gen Z hope has soared…

Trend upwards  The Battle of the Joshes finally happened – the cutest Josh won!

Trend upwards  TikTok isn’t just for dances… it’s for this, too.

  The backlash over Hype House’s new Netflix show.

  Chadwick Boseman as an NFT? Um, no.

  No ‘Keeping Up’ in the California governor’s mansion!

A to Gen Z

Film Bro / Gen Z lingo / 

1. It’s the bro that thinks he knows everything about film and will not stop going on about it… especially all the artsy ‘underground’ ones like The Grand Budapest Hotel (lol)

2. Stay clear of the Film Bro, he clearly has a suffocating complex that you don’t want to get tangled into!

This Twitter thread is the ultimate visual guide for Gen Z aesthetics.

Gen Z Group Chat

The world couldn’t have been more different when April Reign tweeted out #OscarsSoWhite back in 2015. Hot at the heels of #BlackLivesMatter movement that started in 2014, it is one of the most recognizable social media pressure campaigns that fought for racial justice.

As we tuned on Sunday night, did Oscars 2021 make any progress in diverse media recognition since Reign’s tweet? And is that progress enough for Gen Z?

Gen Qui-Z

How many Gen Zers have been nominated for an Oscar to date?

1. 1

2. 3

3. 0

4. 5

Highlight the following to find the answer… 3 Gen Zers have been nominated for an Oscar: Hailee Steinfeld in 2010, Quvenzhané Wallis in 2012 and Lucas Hedges in 2016. Wallis is the only Oscar nominee to have been born in the 21st century.

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Jawwad Mustafa is the Director of The Screenshot Newsletter. He’s always got a drink in hand - either peppermint tea, peach iced tea or a vanilla latte. If you see him with anything else, you’ll really need to vote for him as The Imposter. You can find his creativity on Instagram at @JawwadTheCreator.