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Oscar overhauls membership, voting rules to promote diversity

Oscar overhauls membership, voting rules to promote diversity The film academy is pledging to double the number of female and minority members by 2020, and will immediately diversify its leadership by adding three new seats to its board of governors. Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the changes on Friday, following a weeklong storm of criticism and calls for an Oscar boycott after academy members nominated an all-white slate of actors for the second year in a row. 'The Academy is going to lead and not wait for the industry to catch up,' she said ...
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Added January 22, 2016
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