Amid Protests, Academy Considers Ways to Increase Oscar Diversity

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is considering new rules to try and boost diversity in response to widespread criticism over this year's Oscar nominees, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. The Academy is reportedly considering expanding the number of best picture nominees and actors in each category, among other changes. We discuss the proposals and the state of diversity in Hollywood.


Rebecca Keegan, writer, Los Angeles Times

Wendell Pierce, Actor. He starred in the HBO series "The Wire" and "Treme" and his films include "Selma", "Ray", and "Waiting to Exhale". His new book is The "Wind in the Reeds: A Storm, A Play, and the City That Would Not Be Broken".

Stephen Gong, executive director, Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)