Oscars campaign inspires new Academy members
Actors including Marvel star Chadwick Boseman have said they were inspired to join the Academy because of the #OscarsSoWhite diversity campaign.
"I felt obligated to join," said Boseman, who plays superhero Black Panther in two upcoming Marvel films.
Rita Wilson said it was the right time to join because the Academy was "open to hearing what the issues were".
The organisers of the Oscars intend to double the number of female and minority members by 2020.
'Be a voice' The move follows complaints about the lack of ethnic diversity among this year's nominees. The Academy... read more
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