Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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Indigenous Critics Not Pleased That Kevin Hart Will Host Oscars

The comedian faces backlash for throwing a “cowboys and Indians” party for his son’s first birthday.

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Watch Cecily Tyson Accept Honorary Oscar

The 93-year-old Hollywood veteran reflected on her decades of work in the entertainment industry while accepting a special gold statue at the 10th Annual Governors Awards.

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#OscarsSoWhite Creator April Reign: 'The Oscars Are Still So White'

“The fact that we are still talking about firsts is a problem.”

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How Artists of Color Made Race Matter at the 90th Oscars

#OscarsALittleLessWhite?

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'Get Out,' 'Strong Island' Earn 2018 Oscar Nominations

Here are the artists of color and race-focused films to follow at this year’s Academy Awards. 

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Academy Builds on Diversity Drive With 30 Percent-POC Class of 2017

The Academy broke induction records with 774 new members, 232 of whom inched up its percentage of people of color from 11 to 13 percent.

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Cheryl Boone Isaacs at SxSW: Hollywood Diversity Depends on 'Hiring, Mentoring, Promoting'

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president discussed post-#OscarsSoWhite inclusion efforts in a conversation with “Hidden Figures” screenwriter Allison Schroeder at South by Southwest.

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'Moonlight,' 'Fences' and Actors of Color Make Oscar History

Viola Davis, Mahershala Ali and four others round out the most diverse Academy Awards acting nominee pool ever.

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'I Am Not Your Negro,' '13th' and 'O.J.: Made in America' Shortlisted for Oscar Doc Nominations

Will one of these projects win an Oscar in January?

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Academy Responds to #OscarsSoWhite Criticism With 683 New Members

The 2016 class, which includes America Ferrera and Michael B. Jordan, is 46 percent female and 41 percent people of color.

Academy Apologizes After Ang Lee, Others Condemn Oscars' 'Tone-Deaf' Anti-Asian Jokes

“It pains us that any aspect of the show was considered offensive, and I apologize for any hurt the skits caused,” wrote Academy CEO Dawn Hudson in a letter to 25 Asian Academy members who condemned the telecast’s jokes. 

WATCH: SNL's Spot-on #OscarsSoWhite Spoof

Do you think “Saturday Night Live” can take its own hint and diversify its cast and crew?

Academy Changes Voting Rules and Governing Structure to Address #OscarsSoWhite Uproar

“The Board’s goal is to commit to doubling the number of women and diverse members of the Academy by 2020.”

David Oyelowo on Lack of Black Oscar Nominees: 'The Academy Has a Problem'

The “Selma” star went off script at a gala honoring Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs. 

Another Academy Voter Speaks: Oscars Can't Be Racist Because Academy Prez is Black

The Hollywood Reporter’s ‘brutally honest Oscar ballot’ series strikes again

Academy Voter Offended by Selma Cast Wearing 'I Can't Breathe' Tees

‘Am I supposed to vote for it just because it has black people in it?’

Lupita Nyong'o: 'I Was Teased and Taunted About My Skin'

The actress opened up about some of the obstacles she had to overcome while growing up as a dark-skinned girl.

Infographic Illustrates the Structural Racism of the Oscars

The year of the black film? Not so fast.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Elects First Black President

Is change finally coming to Hollywood?