14 August 2020

Oscars hit diversity target with new members

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The latest batch of actors and film-makers to be invited to vote for the Oscars has been unveiled, exceeding the diversity target that was set for 2020. reports citing foreign media.

After the #OscarsSoWhite movement of 2016, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences promised to double the number of female and BAME members.

Eva Longoria and Cynthia Erivo are among those who have been invited to join the organisation this year.

Of the 819 people invited, 45% are women and 36% are non-white.

Figures including Ana de Armas, Zendaya, Awkwafina, Constance Wu and Roma star Yalitza Aparicio have also been invited.

British stars on the list alongside Erivo include 1917 star George MacKay and Little Women's Florence Pugh.

The Academy said 49% of the new invitees were from outside the US. If all 819 accept, it will bring the organisation's total membership to 9,412.

They will vote for next year's Oscars, which will take place two months later than usual as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

2020.07.01 / 20:52
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