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  1. Oscars: Nominees Lunch Steers Clear of Controversy

    2:34 pm 2/8/2016

    The show's producers reveal how they hope to keep winners from reciting a long list of names.Read more

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  2. Academy Actors Branch 87 Percent White, Study Finds

    10:42 pm 2/5/2016

    According to 'The New York Times,' only about 6 percent of actors in the Academy's membership are black, under 4 percent are Hispanic and less than 2 percent are Asian. Read more

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  3. Oscar Nominees Lunch Guest List Unveiled

    12:59 pm 2/5/2016

    All five Academy Award-nominated directors are expected to appear at the annual pre-Oscars event.Read more

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  4. Oscars: Quincy Jones, Kerry Washington Added as Presenters

    12:16 pm 2/1/2016

    Recent winners Julianne Moore, Jared Leto and J.K. Simmons are also on tap.Read more

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  5. Oscar Voter Calls Diversity Efforts "A Momentary Appeasement of the Mob"

    8:30 am 1/27/2016

    John Van Vliet, a member of the Academy's visual effects branch, weighs in on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and the response to it.Read more

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  6. #OscarsSoWhite: Academy Chiefs Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Drama That Led to Historic Change (Exclusive)

    5:55 pm 1/26/2016

    "It's not about political correctness," CEO Dawn Hudson, joined by president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, tells Janice Min as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' top brass sit for a lengthy, wide-ranging interview about Chris Rock, critics of the membership changes and how inclusion is essential for survival. Read more

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  7. SAG-AFTRA President on Academy Diversity Changes: It's a "Good Start"

    2:26 pm 1/26/2016

    "They’re doing some smart things that will enhance inclusion and promote diversity," Ken Howard said. Read more

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  8. Academy Answers Questions About Its New Initiatives

    1:26 pm 1/25/2016

    "We are not excluding older members," the Academy says.Read more

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  9. Oscar Voter on Diversity Change: "Academy Insults All Its Members by Denying Their Elected Status"

    9:42 pm 1/24/2016

    Stephen Geller, a member of the Academy's writers branch, weighs in on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and the response to it.Read more

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  10. Academy Unveils Dramatic Changes to Promote Diversity

    12:19 pm 1/22/2016

    Three seats, appointed by the president, are being added to the board of governors, and individual members' voting rights will be reviewed every 10 years.Read more

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