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  1. Academy CEO Apologizes to Members of Asian Descent for Oscar Night "Hurt"

    5:56 pm 3/15/2016

    Dawn Hudson emailed the 25 Academy members who signed a letter of protest, calling their concerns "valid" and promising that "future Oscar telecasts [will] be more culturally sensitive."Read more

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  2. 'Awards Chatter' Podcast — THR Chief Janice Min Interviews Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs and CEO Dawn Hudson

    9:59 am 1/27/2016

    Listen in as the president/CCO of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group sits down for an in-depth conversation with the leaders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.Read more

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  3. Boone Isaacs and Hudson Answer Their Critics: "It's Not About Political Correctness"

    1:30 am 1/27/2016

    "We are the best of the best in the film industry. We don't feel that we have looked far and wide enough for the best of the best. It's not about political correctness, it's about building the best team, the best institution, the best artists."Read more

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  4. The Academy Chiefs Speak to Spike Lee and Will Smith's Reaction to The Oscars

    1:24 am 1/27/2016

    "Spike is Spike. He follows his own heart. This is a person we all know. He is faithful to himself, and he made a decision, which he came out with publicly, and it's his decision. But we are very proud of our relationship with Spike."Read more

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  5. "The Sequel is Always Bigger. We Knew We Were Going to Have to Speak to This Issue."

    1:15 am 1/27/2016

    Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs and CEO Dawn Hudson speak to THR's Janice Min about the second consecutive year of all white Oscar nominees.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 CEO on Oscars' Diversity: "This Feels Like an Inflection Point"

    7:00 am 1/20/2016

    The Academy Awards are "almost at a point of crisis," says its "devastated" leader Dawn Hudson, and the #OscarsSoWhite issue won't go away until key changes are made.Read more

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  9. Academy Hires Former L.A. Times Writer to Oversee Membership

    2:45 pm 8/17/2015

    Lorenza Munoz was hired as managing director, membership and awards.Read more

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  10. Academy Renews Dawn Hudson's Contract as CEO

    5:33 pm 5/6/2014

    Hudson, who oversees the Academy's day-to-day activities, will continue in that role through 2017.Read more

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