Hollywood wakes up eyes wide shut over ‘woke’ culture

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Hollywood wakes up eyes wide shut over ‘woke’ culture

Whether its new ‘inclusivity’ rules will materially change a racially skewed industry remains to be seen – after 2024

Tymon Smith

Last week the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced its recently promised new inclusivity criteria for films wishing to compete for the Best Picture Oscar in the future.    

These criteria come in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests that have rocked US society over the past few months, in particular, but they are also an attempt by the academy to further deal with the #OscarsSoWhite controversy that has plagued it over the past few years.

The academy has already significantly diversified its membership to include a much-needed and far wider representation of industry members of colour and minority groups in the group that votes for the awards...

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