Actor John Krasinski and President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Cheryl Boone Isaacs announce Leonardo DiCaprio as a nominee for Best Actor in a Leading Role in the film 'The Revenant' during the 88th Oscars Nominations Announcement at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on January 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
Actor John Krasinski and President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Cheryl Boone Isaacs announce Leonardo DiCaprio as a nominee for Best Actor in a Leading Role in the film 'The Revenant' during the 88th Oscars Nominations Announcement at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on January 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. - 
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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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