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Here are Some Reasons Behind the Academy's Hundreds of New 'Diverse' Invitations

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What does this mean for diversity in Hollywood, and what are some possible reasons behind the move? Following months of controversy over a lack of diversity within its ranks (and nominations for the Oscars), on Wednesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced plans to double the number of female and minority members by 2020, inviting 683 new members to join the prestigious institution. According to the AP, the invitees are “46 percent female, 41 percent minority and represent 59 countries.” Assuming universal acceptance by those invited, that would…

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