How the Academy Pushed the Diversity Needle with 683 Member Invites

June 29, 2016 10:05 PM

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How the Academy Pushed the Diversity Needle with 683 Member Invites

Among the chosen are Idris Elba, Ice Cube, John Boyega, Julie Dash, executive Arianna Bocco, and producer Mynette Louie.

“Introducing the Academy class of 2016,” reads the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences website announcement of its invited new members Wednesday. And while joining that august organization is a singular honor, many say they were surprised to learn of their inclusion — mainly because they hadn’...

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