Academy changes its rules to diversify, plans to double the number of women and minority members by 2020

Academy changes its rules to diversify, plans to double the number of women and minority members by 2020

The Academy has announced “a sweeping series of substantive changes” to boost diversity, including a commitment to to doubling the number of women and diverse members of the Academy by 2020, but can the Oscars truly change unless Hollywood changes, too?

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More women earn Oscar nominations in 2016 – but there’s still room for improvement

More women earn Oscar nominations in 2016 – but there’s still room for improvement

More women earn Oscar nominations in 2016 – but there’s still room for improvement when it comes to achieving equality at the movies.

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Spreading the feminist spirit of Hayao Miyazaki as ‘Spirited Away’ debuts on Blu-ray

Spreading the feminist spirit of Hayao Miyazaki as ‘Spirited Away’ debuts on Blu-ray

With the Blu-ray debut of “Spirited Away,” Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar-winning coming-of-age masterpiece about a girl, here’s hoping more creators of animated films capture his spirited affection for strong female protagonists. Plus Quick Hitters on Meryl Streep, LA Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival.

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‘Inside Out’ sets box office records and shows it’s time to embrace the emotion of acceptance

‘Inside Out’ sets box office records and shows it’s time to embrace the emotion of acceptance

The box-office success of Disney/Pixar’s “Inside Out” sparks a feeling of satisfaction – and hopefully should bring about a feeling of acceptance in Hollywood suits clinging out outdated ideas.

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