The Academy Announces New Members, Boasts Diversity
Written by Samantha Wolfe
The Academy, now Woke as Hell after the events of #OscarsSoWhite in 2015, has announced new members joining for the 2019/2020 awards season. Staying true on their promise of inviting more people of color and more women to the membership, now 32% of the total membership is women and 16% are people of color. This is compared to the 25% of women and just 8% people of color making up the membership in 2015, when the conversation of diversity really got started.
Of those members, notable inductees are Lady Gaga, Gemma Chan, Tom Holland, and Letitia Wright. Perhaps we can avoid another Greek Book situation this year?
Information obtained from the official Academy website.