• Oscars To Establish New Diversity Rules From 2024

Photo: Yonhap News
Photo: Yonhap News

Films seeking to compete for a Best Picture Oscar from 2024 will have to meet new diversity and inclusion standards.

The change comes as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has faced criticism over a lack of diversity among its membership and the nominees and winners they select.

The BBC's Peter Bowes reports.


The issue came to a head in 2015 when a social media campaign dubbed that year's award Oscars "So White."

The new rules will require a film to feature either a prominent actor or 30 percent of its smaller roles from underrepresented groups, or to address issues surrounding minority communities in its storyline.

They will also require behind the scenes roles to be drawn from historically disadvantaged groups, including women and LGBT and disabled communities.

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