Film academy leader Cheryl Boone Isaacs, 'disappointed' when nominations announced

January 23, 2016 12:52 PM

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Film academy leader Cheryl Boone Isaacs, 'disappointed' when nominations announced

Jan. 14, 2016. John Krasinski, left, and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announce the Academy Awards nominations for best performance by an actor in a leading role at the 88th Academy Awards nomination ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif. (The Associated Press)

When the Oscar nominations revealed a second consecutive year of all-white acting nominees, it lit a fire under film academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African-American to lead the organization.

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