What the Oscars’ New Diversity Initiative Does — and Doesn’t — Do

Besides the somewhat predictable fearmongering about “woketopians,” the Academy’s announcement sparked a social-media parlor game, with Awards Twitter trying to figure out which recent Best Picture nominees would miss the cut under the new rules. As far as I can tell, the standards are loose enough that there aren’t any. The Irishman? Thanks in part […]

Vulture’s Last, Best Guess at This Year’s Oscar Nominations

Tomorrow morning we’ll finally learn which films and performances will be nominated for an Oscar, and this unusually fluid season deserve kudos for keeping us guessing right up until the very end. Instead of culling the field down to a predictable crop of strong contenders, nearly every guild or major awards body has added more […]

Oscar Shakes Up Best Picture Eligibility Standards; Strict New Diversity Requirements Take Full Effect In 2024

According to the AMPAS release, the standards are designed to encourage equitable representation on and off screen in order to better reflect the diversity of the moviegoing audience. Academy governors DeVon Franklin and Jim Gianopulos headed a task force to develop the standards that were created from a template inspired by the British Film Institute […]

Oscars Announce New Diversity and Inclusion Standards for Best Picture Eligibility

For films to be considered for Best Picture, they music meet criteria that includes two of four standards: Standard A “Onscreen Representation, Themes and Narratives,” Standard B “Creative Leadership and Project Team,” Standard C “Industry Access and Opportunities” and Standard D “Audience Development.” Each standard has criteria requiring the inclusion of people in underrepresented groups, […]

The Academy Sets New Oscars Show Date for April 2021

The show, which was originally scheduled to air February 28th on ABC, will be extending its eligibility deadlines because of the pause on theatrical releases during the pandemic. Rather than the standard December 31st deadline for eligible films, a feature film must now have a qualifying release date between January 1st, 2020, and February 28th, […]

Oscars announce that films will have to meet ‘representation and inclusion’ requirements if they are eligible to win Best Picture

Major studios are required to have, ‘substantive, ongoing paid apprenticeships/internships inclusive of underrepresented groups (must also include racial or ethnic groups) in most of the following departments: production/development, physical production, post-production, music, VFX, acquisitions, business affairs, distribution, marketing and publicity.’

The Oscars announce new representation and inclusion requirements for Best Picture eligibility

The major studios/distributors are required to have substantive, ongoing paid apprenticeships/internships inclusive of underrepresented groups (must also include racial or ethnic groups) in most of the following departments: production/development, physical production, post-production, music, VFX, acquisitions, business affairs, distribution, marketing and publicity.

The Oscars make inclusion a requirement for best picture consideration beginning in 2024

In what represents the most direct link between the movie industry’s top prize and efforts to promote diversity and address systemic issues, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday that movies must meet certain criteria in terms of representation in order to be eligible for the Academy Award for best picture beginning […]

Academy Lists New ‘Diversity’ Requirements to Win Oscar for Best Picture

Deadline commented approvingly that the new diversity standards were “a key sea change for an organization that had resisted imposing specific moviemaking rules on the industry” and that the requirements “could not come at a more opportune time in light of worldwide movements for equality in all walks of life.”

Oscars Announce New Inclusion Requirements for Best Picture Eligibility

The major studios/distributors are required to have substantive, ongoing paid apprenticeships/internships inclusive of underrepresented groups (must also include racial or ethnic groups) in most of the following departments: production/development, physical production, post-production, music, VFX, acquisitions, business affairs, distribution, marketing and publicity.