Academy President Speaks Out on Lack of Diversity Among This Year's Oscar Nominees

January 17, 2015 3:05 PM

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Academy President Speaks Out on Lack of Diversity Among This Year's Oscar Nominees

The first black president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has spoken out about the outrage surrounding the lack of diversity among this year's slate of Oscar nominees – and says the Academy is taking steps to address it going forward.

"In the last two years, we've made greater strides than we ever have in the past toward becoming a more diverse and inclusive organization through admitting new members and more inclusive classes of members," Cheryl Boone Isaacs told the Associated Press Friday evening. "And, personally, I would lov...

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