Oscars Seen as Slow to Embrace Diversity

Posted on February 9, 2020 2:46 pm

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Minorities account for two of the 20 actors and actresses nominated for Oscars this year, and no women were nominated in the Best Director category. Upon announcing the Oscar nominations, actress Issa Rae underscored these facts by remarking, “Congratulations to those men.”

But why is there this lack of female and minority representation four years after the Academy announced it would strive for greater diversity?

Despite the academy’s unanimous 2016 vote “to double the number of women and diverse members of the Academy by 2020,” for a fourth consecutive year, change is being made but it has been slower than anticipated. According