The Academy is making a strong effort to improve in having more diversity for the Oscars. It was revealed this week that they sent out 774 invites to a list of entertainers to join their membership. Amongst the unusually higher number of invites; were some well known names in comedy. Jordan Peele, Terry Crews, Donald Glover, and Leslie Jones were some of the people who received invites to be our newest Academy Awards members. Members help with the voting process for each Oscar Award ceremony.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences continues to make strides to diversify its membership, and 2017’s invites to film professionals to join the Academy surpasses last year’s record with a whopping 774 potential new members. Ever since the #OscarsSoWhite fiasco, outgoing Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs has taken serious strides to invite a more dynamic range of professionals to join the Academy and vote in the Oscars.
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