Oscars Academy Nails Diversity Goals for Membership, Eligibility Rules Could Be Next

AWARDS BEAT

Even as AMPAS reaches the benchmarks set in 2016, the organziation is making dramatic changes to Oscar eligibility to fight bias

On one level, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Tuesday announcement of the 819 film professionals who will be invited to join the organization is a reason to celebrate.

But on another level, it’s a stark reminder of how much work still needs to be done — and some of that work may entail the Academy examining more closely than ever the way films are made.

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Steve Pond

Steve Pond

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