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Are The Oscars' New Diversity Guidelines Tokenistic?

The Oscars have often been criticised for their lack of diversity. In an effort to combat this, the...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

6:47 PM - 10 Sep 2020



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

Are The Oscars' New Diversity Guidelines Tokenistic?

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

6:47 PM - 10 Sep 2020

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The Oscars have often been criticised for their lack of diversity.

In an effort to combat this, the Academy has introduced new eligibility requirements for the best picture category.

Underrepresented groups including women, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities need to be represented in at least two areas, on and off-screen, for a film to qualify as a nominee.

Dee Molumby and Paddy Cullivan joined us for The Last Word on Movies to discuss whether this will actually work.

Are The Oscars' New Diversity Guidelines Tokenistic?

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