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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences opened its doors to 819 new members and announced that it has surpassed its goal of doubling the number of women and minorities by 2020  https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2020-06-30/film-academy-new-members-2020-diversity-goals 

The list of invitees includes such names as @awkwafina @oliviawilde Lakeith Stanfield and @ConstanceWu as well as many performers  https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2020-06-30/film-academy-new-members-2020-diversity-goals 

Earlier this month, the motion picture academy announced a fresh set of measures aimed at boosting representation both within the group and across the film industry  https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2020-06-12/film-academy-announces-new-inclusion-initiatives-systemic-racism 

The victory of “Parasite” has shattered a glass ceiling that held stubbornly firm for 92 years  https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2020-02-09/oscars-parasite-best-picture-glass-ceiling 

Here is a timeline of the whole #OscarsSoWhite backlash  https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-oscars-so-white-reaction-htmlstory.html 


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