The Oscars are raising the inclusion bar.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which oversees the annual Hollywood awards show, on Tuesday announced new diversity standards for best picture nominees.
Beginning in 2024 with the 96th Academy Awards, films must meet two of four standards in representation categories in order to qualify for a nomination.
The categories are listed as: on-screen; among the crew; at the studio; and in opportunities for training and advancement in other aspects of the film’s development and release.
The on-screen representation requirements include either having at least one lead character or a significant supporting character be from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group, having at least 30 per cent of secondary roles be from two underrepresented groups or having the main storyline, theme or narrative must be focused on an underrepresented group. (NYPost)