The #OscarsSoWhite hashtag has had quite a run since the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences announced this year‚Äôs nominations, which included no black actors or directors.¬†Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs today released a statement on the situation, saying she was ‚Äúheartbroken‚ÄĚ and pledged to make ‚Äúbig changes.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄĒ Anita Bennett (@tvanita) January 19, 2016
‚ÄĒ Camryn Garrett (@dancingofpens) January 19, 2016
A statement from Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs pic.twitter.com/Nqhgc7sbqG
‚ÄĒ The Academy (@TheAcademy) January 19, 2016
The Academy‚Äôs solution has been to diversity its voting membership, but that‚Äôs not happening as quickly as the Academy would like.
@TheAcademy This is stupid. So bring in more non-whites so more non-whites are nominated? What about just recognizing the best of Hollywood?
‚ÄĒ Tony for Liberty (@peacelovedixie) January 19, 2016
@TheAcademy Might also consider taking away voting privileges of members who haven't had a credit in, say, a decade.
‚ÄĒ Patrick Hume (@patrickhume) January 19, 2016
@TheAcademy Inclusion, yes, but if the standard is outstanding achievement, race, sex, etc. shouldn't matter.
‚ÄĒ jonmnelson (@jonmnelson) January 19, 2016
.@TheAcademy It doesn't matter how diverse the voters are if the talent isn't out there. Encourage Hollywood to hire more diverse actors.
‚ÄĒ Adam at Ametrine (@AdamAtAmetrine) January 19, 2016
@TheAcademy in 2016 the key is to be proactive instead of reactive. This letter would have been great back in 1952
‚ÄĒ Robert Gibson (@MinRobertGibson) January 19, 2016
@TheAcademy Typography choices makes this letter feel like it's from the 50's- not a great look
‚ÄĒ Paul Conrad (@_paulcon) January 19, 2016
‚ÄĒ TJ Terry (@TJTRNPHILLY) January 19, 2016
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‚ÄĒ Desiree (@dwatson904) January 19, 2016
‚ÄĒ Kingston Jael (@kingston_jael) January 19, 2016
‚ÄĒ Tami Farr (@tamitaylorfarr) January 19, 2016
@TheAcademy Honestly, the majority of movies sucked this year. Couldn't care less if the actors were white or black Movies were mediocre.
‚ÄĒ Jan Mercot (@JanMercot) January 19, 2016
@TheAcademy yeah. We'll see if something is actually done about this.
‚ÄĒ Satin Dents (@hernameisSATIN) January 19, 2016
‚ÄĒ Jason Jackson (@jasons6) January 19, 2016