The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is comprised of mostly white males. 77% of the Oscar voters are men, and of the Academy’s 43 member Board of Governors just 6 are women. The statistics show that we are only rarely using half our talent and usually hearing half the story. That’s the problem. Even inside the movie industry, intense speculation surrounds the academy's composition and how that influences who gets nominated for and wins Oscars.
There is an important conversation to be had, and your voice is crucial. Please join in as a discussion of these conspicuous imbalances that are just begging to be challenged. For a sneak peak of what kinds of topics driving a discussion, check out this eye-opening video from Women and Hollywood showcasing the acclaimed films directed by women not recognized by the Academy Awards.
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