Amid a racist scandal with “Oscar” the American film Academy has changed the composition of the Board of Directors
The American film Academy has started to fulfill the promises made in connection with the boycott of the Oscar-winning black actors, to implement the necessary reforms, including regarding the composition of its members.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, to ensure racial diversity in the Board of Directors appointed a black Director Reginald Hudlin, Latin American writer Gregory Nava and animator of Asian descent Jennifer yuh Nelson.
The film also apologized for remarks leading held on February 28 in Los Angeles the 88-th ceremony of delivery of the award “Oscar” Chris Rock accused of mocking Asians.
As marks NEWSru Israel, a black comedian Chris Rock, the vast majority of his jokes during the ceremony dedicated to the ridiculing of racial prejudice.
Boycott the Oscar-winning black actors announced after it became known nominees for the award. They noticed that among 20 contenders for the coveted statuettes in acting categories for the second year in a row featured only white artists.
In the end, the filmmaker spike Lee and wife of actor will Smith jada Pinkett Smith refused to participate in the ceremony. Later they were joined by Smith himself.
The President of the Academy Cheryl Boone Isaacs, commenting on the scandal, admitted that he understands the outrage in calling for a boycott and promised to revise the membership of the Academy.