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Oscars to implement "representation and inclusion standards"

Oscars to implement "representation and inclusion standards"
Red carpet at 81st Annual Academy Awards in Kodak Theatre, Los Angeles Credit: Greg in Hollywood (Greg Hernandez) / CC BY (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

In a statement on Friday, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which awards the Oscars, has announced that movies will be required to meet certain "representation and inclusion standards" to be eligible for an award. The new standards will be implemented next year, but the Academy was vague on the details of those news standards.

CEO Dawn Hudson's statement read: "While the Academy has made strides, we know there is much more work to be done in order to ensure equitable opportunities across the board. The need to address this issue is urgent. To that end, we will amend – and continue to examine – our rules and procedures to ensure that all voices are heard and celebrated."

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