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New Oscar Members: Cheryl Boone Isaacs Says Academy Seeks 'Normalization'

On Friday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences unveiled the names of a record 322 invitees, a big jump from the 276 and 271 in the past two years, and a giant leap from the 133 average of the previous decade. 507 more words

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EMMA STONE BECOMES FIRST OSCAR VOTER OF NATIVE HAWAIIAN HERITAGE

HOLLYWOOD, California (The Adobo Chronicles®) – Emma Stone became the first ever actress of Native Hawaiian descent to become a voter of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which hands out the annual Oscars. 130 more words

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Academy Invites Record 322 New Members in Push for More Oscar Diversity

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences continues to push for diversity, sending membership invitations to 322 individuals, including a healthy number of people who can help change the org’s demos. 2,551 more words

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Oscar Puts Diversity Push into High Gear for Board, New Members

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, under renewed criticism for lack of diversity, is tackling the issue on two fronts: New membership and board elections. 205 more words

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Academy Museum Wins Final Approval From L.A. City Council

All systems are go for the Academy Museum, as the L.A. City Council has unanimously approved its construction plans, meaning the Academy can now apply for permits. 208 more words

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Academy Tweaks Oscar Rules for Best Picture, Visual Effects

The Academy’s board of governors on Tuesday made a few adjustments to Oscars rules and campaign regulations, with no major shakeups in any category. And, despite some advance drumbeating by opponents, the Acad maintained the current system of best-picture contenders, with a variable five to 10 nominees. 343 more words

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Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs To Be Feted By Italy's Ischia Global Fest

ROME – Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs will be feted by Italy’s Ischia Global Film and Music Fest with its “Ischia Art Award” in recognition of the Academy’s longstanding commitment to the advancement and preservation of motion pictures. 440 more words

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