How the Academy Hopes to Move Beyond the 'Oscars So White' Firestorm

Managing the diversity crisis

Announcing! Brandweek is headed to Phoenix, Arizona this September 23–26. Join us there to explore the future of marketing, discover cutting-edge strategies and network with the best in the business.

During Oscars season, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is used to celebrating achievement in film and putting on a lavish awards show—not managing a public relations nightmare.

But when this year's Oscar nominations were announced and, for the second straight year, no people of color were included in the acting categories, the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag from 2015 got resurrected and all hell broke loose in Tinseltown and beyond.

The criticism about a white male-dominated Hollywood was swift and harsh.

AW+

WORK SMARTER - LEARN, GROW AND BE INSPIRED.

Subscribe today!

To Read the Full Story Become an Adweek+ Subscriber

View Subscription Options

Already a member? Sign in