Academy President responds to firestorm over lack of diversity in Oscar nominations

January 17, 2015 12:30 PM

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Academy President responds to firestorm over lack of diversity in Oscar nominations

Jan. 15, 2015. Chris Pine, left, and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announce the Academy Awards nominees for best actor in a leading role at the 87th Academy Awards nomination ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif. (The Associated Press)

Responding for the first time to the firestorm of criticism over the lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominations, film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs says the all-white acting slate inspires her to accelerate the academy's push to be more inclusive. She also hopes the film industry as ...

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