Sunday, February 19, 2012

NOT DOING THE RIGHT THING: According to a comprehensive study by the LA Times, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences barely more racially diverse as the National Hockey League -- nearly 94% white and 77% male, with a median age of 62 and only one in seven members younger than fifty.  Two key factors thwarting the improvement which the Academy itself seeks: once you're in, you're in for life; and the guilds comprising the Academy are themselves not diverse.


  1. Jordan3:10 PM

    On the other hand, major commentators on the MPAA don't use slurs to describe Oscar nominees.  But don't get Don Cherry started on chicken swedes or the french or euros ruining the game.

  2. Anonymous5:59 PM

    This is my surprised face.

  3. Becca7:23 PM

    Yes, color me surprised. This industry LOVES to pretend it's all liberal and diverse, but it's really, really not. Just an old boy's club, like everything else.

  4. J. Bowman11:09 PM

    Just to be clear, the stats are for the Academy, not the NHL, right?