Final Note

The Oscars promises to make some changes

Kai Ryssdal Jan 22, 2016
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Final Note

The Oscars promises to make some changes

Kai Ryssdal Jan 22, 2016
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences kinda gets it, but kinda doesn’t.

In the wake of the all-white Oscars controversy, the Academy board had a meeting last night. Here’s the upshot:

It promises to double the number of female and minority members by 2020, and it’s going to review voting status for members who haven’t been active in films in more than a decade. That’s about the old, white, male membership.

But none of that, affects this year’s Oscars. And by the way, as long as Leo doesn’t win, I’m good.

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