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Academy’s new Oscars diversity guidelines aren’t going to change race division in US

Paul Whitington


Oscar diversity rules risk tokenism - and will not bring change film industry needs, writes Paul Whitington

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Chadwick Boseman at the Oscarss

Chadwick Boseman at the Oscarss

Chadwick Boseman at the Oscarss

Five years ago, lack of diversity among nominees at the 87th Oscars landed the Academy in big trouble. Fury over the fact that all 20 of the acting nominees were of Caucasian descent, and the pointed snubbing of Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo for the well regarded and racially pertinent ‘Selma’ led to the creation of the OscarsSoWhite hashtag, and a very effective pro-diversity movement.

Ever since, the anxious owls behind the scenes at the Academy have been racing to catch up, and get on the right side of history as it were.


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