Amid widening outcry, Academy of Motion Pictures may change its rules for more diversity

January 22, 2016 4:15 PM

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Under the gun to address a growing controversy about the lack of diversity among Oscar nominees, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is weighing new rules designed to include more people of color among its membership — and, potentially, the actors and films they choose to honor.

At a closed-door meeting Tuesday night, the academy's 51-member Board of Governors will discuss expanding the number of films in the best picture category to 10 every year and increasing the number of acting nominees in each category.

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