Academy Board Endorses Changes to Increase Diversity in Oscar Nominees and Itself

January 22, 2016 8:39 PM

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Academy Board Endorses Changes to Increase Diversity in Oscar Nominees and Itself

LOS ANGELES — Confronting a fierce protest over a second straight year of all-white Oscar acting nominations, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday said it would make radical changes to its voting requirements, recruiting process and governing structure, with an aim toward increasing the diversity of its membership.

The changes were approved at an unusual special meeting of the group’s 51-member governing board Thursday night. The session ended with a unanimous vote to endorse the new processes, but action on possible changes to Oscar balloting was deferred for later consideration. The board said its goal was t...

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