91% white. 76% male. Changing the face of Oscar voters will take dramatic action

February 26, 2016 8:27 AM

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91% white. 76% male. Changing the face of Oscar voters will take dramatic action

With Sunday’s Oscar show, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will close one of the most contentious awards seasons in its history and open an era of historic change, as the 89-year-old institution launches an ambitious drive to diversify its membership.

A Los Angeles Times study shows just how much work the academy has to do if it intends to reflect the audience it serves — and just how aggressive the group’s new goals are.

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