Amid Oscars Criticism, Academy Aims to Double Women and Diverse Members

January 22, 2016 10:40 PM

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is overhauling its membership policy following a controversy over the diversity of the top categories of the Oscars over the past two years.

The organization's board voted unanimously on Thursday night to take steps to make its membership, governing policies and voting members "significantly" more diverse, according to a press release.

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