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Entertainment The Academy of Oscars recruits more women and minorities

06:05  01 july  2020
06:05  01 july  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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The problem: Women and minorities do not have anywhere near the opportunities of white men in Hollywood, especially in fields like directing. It is impossible to know if the academy ’s diversity effort has affected the Oscars , but there are indications that it has. At the most recent Academy Awards, in

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Si les nouveaux membres acceptent, la proportion de femmes au sein de l'Académie passera à 33%, contre 25% en 2015. © MARK RALSTON / AFP If the new members accept, the proportion of women within the Academy will increase to 33%, against 25% in 2015.

Among the 819 new members invited to join the Academy of Oscars, 45% are women and 36% of ethnic minorities. French actress Adèle Haenel and filmmaker Ladj Ly are among the new recruits.

Regularly accused of being too masculine and too white , the Academy of Oscars published Tuesday, June 30, the list of 819 new members invited to join its ranks this year, composed of 45% women and 36% ethnic minorities “underrepresented in the organization” .

Among the new arrivals are actress Awkwafina ( “Crazy Rich Asians” ), Cynthia Erivo ( “Harriet” ), Eva Longoria and the French filmmakers Ladj Ly ( “Les Misérables”) ») and Jérémy Clapin (« I lost my body »).

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In 2016, after several years of scathing criticism on the composition of its colleges deemed disconnected from society, the Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences announced a doubling of the number of women and members from ethnic minorities by 2020

"The Academy has exceeded these two objectives" , she said Tuesday in a statement.

If the new members accept (which is almost always the case), the proportion of women in the Academy will increase to 33%, compared to 25% in 2015. Seven of the seventeen professional categories represented at the Oscars have this year recruited more women than men, underlines the Academy in its press release.

This is particularly the case in the category of actors, whose vintage 2020 sees the arrival of Zendaya, Zazie Beetz ( "Joker" ), the next James Bond girl Ana de Armas or Yalitza Aparicio, Mexican native revealed in " Roma ” which had earned her to compete for an Oscar for “ best actress ”.

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Stung by criticism of its all-white Oscar nominations, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Academy voting rights rank among Hollywood’s more coveted marks of status, not Those are to be filled by the group’s president with an eye toward increasing the number of women and minorities on

In a historic victory that highlighted the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ scramble to diversify its voting ranks following The #OscarsSoWhite protests in 2015 and 2016 forced Hollywood to examine its systemic sidelining of minorities . “Parasite” won four Oscars , the most for any film.

68 different nationalities

As for "underrepresented minorities" , in other words all the members who are not white, their number tripled from 554 in 2015 to 1,787 this year, or 19% of the workforce.

In order to meet its objectives, the Academy has become much more international in recent years, tripling its foreign enrollments, which are now more than 2,100 (out of just under 10,000 in total).

Only the members of the Academy can choose the Oscar winners and many believe that it is this more open recruitment that has allowed this year the coronation of “Parasite” , the first feature film in a foreign language to win the award. of "best film" .

A dozen members of the South Korean film crew were also invited by the Academy on Tuesday. Its director, Bong Joon-ho, was already one of them.

Almost half of the new members are non-American and represent 68 different nationalities. To boost its diversity, the Academy has also had to significantly increase its membership, from about 6,000 to almost 10,000 today.

While part of American society is examining its racist past in the wake of the death of George Floyd , black forties suffocated by a white policeman, the Oscars have recently announced that they will implement new rules to increase the diversity of its selection.

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