Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs sat down with “The View’s” Whoopi Goldberg on Friday to talk about Sunday’s awards and the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.
“It’s an industrywide situation,” Isaacs said about the Academy’s diversity issues. “What the moviegoer can do is support film and support film that has diversity of storytelling and you’re favorite actors. Different approaches to storytelling, because that’s what this industry is really about.”
As for what the Academy can do to prevent more rounds of all-white nominees in the future, Isaacs pledged action without offering any actual solutions.
“We all want to take that opportunity to go from conversation to actual action,” she said. “We at the academy have started with our concrete action of really looking at our organization and making sure that it’s inclusive.”
Goldberg, who has hosted the awards show four times in the past, will return to the stage again this year as a presenter.
“It’s really great, every year with Oscars … to be a part of the big celebrity of our business,” Isaacs said. “And to watch everybody, who’s in a really good mood … It’s really very, very special.”