Exclusive: Academy president speaks out after 'Selma' snubs put spotlight on Hollywood diversity

January 19, 2015 8:11 PM

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Exclusive: Academy president speaks out after 'Selma' snubs put spotlight on Hollywood diversity

On this holiday to celebrate the birth of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., it seems incredible that "Selma" marks the first feature film about the late civil rights leader. And to some, it has come to symbolize Hollywood's lack of diversity.

"Selma" was one of just eight films selected to compete for best picture, Oscar's top award and the industry's most prestigious, so why was there so much outrage online?

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