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Academy changes voting, membership procedures

LOS ANGELES — Reeling from criticism over two straight years of all-white Oscar acting nominees, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a series of changes to its voting and membership procedures Jan. 22 with the aim of doubling its female and “diverse” membership by 2020. “The Academy is going to lead and Read More…

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Academy president addresses lack of diversity at Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will take “dramatic steps to alter” its membership following criticism of all 20 acting nominations going to white performers for the second consecutive year, academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs said Jan. 18. In a statement released by the academy, Boone Isaacs said she was Read More…