Academy Takes Steps To End #OscarsSoWhite Controversy

By Ikenga Chronicles July 20, 2016

Academy Takes Steps To End #OscarsSoWhite Controversy

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which organises the Academy Awards(Oscars) has taken a big step towards addressing the scathing accusation that the Oscars are “so white”.The body as part of efforts to ensure diversity has brought in 683 new members into its fold. This new addition is made up of 46% women including Emma Watson. John Boyega of Star Wars is also part of the new inclusions.

These new inclusions can now vote for who makes up the organisation’s executive committee. The executive committee oversees Oscar voting rules and new memberships. This is a huge leap towards making the process diverse and democratic, as past executive members were handpicked by the body’s Governing Board.

From the 25th of this month, Academy members can now go to a secure website and vote for up to ten people(actors and directors) within their branches. The ones with the highest votes will form half of the occupants of the executive seats, while the governing board will still provide the other half of the executive members.

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