Hillary Clinton Calls Oscars' Diversity Changes "Overdue"

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"The Academy has to catch up with our reality."

Hillary Clinton has weighed in on the Academy Awards controversy over the lack of racial diversity. 

While speaking Wednesday with Aol.com on the campaign trail in Iowa, the Democratic presidential candidate said she welcomed the member implementations instituted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

"I think it is overdue, but the Academy announced that they are going to be making some changes, as they should," said Clinton. 

Recently, it was revealed the Academy would take additional steps to reshape its membership on the heels of zero nonwhite actors being nominated in any of the Oscar acting categories for the second year in a row. 

"Just think of the great films that not only display the diversity of America, but the diversity of the human experience," Clinton told the site. "The Academy has to catch up with our reality."

The former Secretary of State said she "encourages" the Academy to "move as quickly as they can" to make the changes. 

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