SOLVED: Here’s my solution to the Oscars’ diversity problem!

Home // Forums // Movies // SOLVED: Here’s my solution to the Oscars’ diversity problem!

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 77 total)
Created
2 years ago
Last Reply
2 years ago
76
replies
3171
views
33
users
9
8
5
  • Tom O’Neil
    Keymaster
    Joined:
    May 13th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #211662

    Don’t worry! I’ve got this thing all figured out!

    Here’s my take on the Oscars’ diversity hubbub — am I right or wrong?

    http://www.goldderby.com/news/11515/oscars-diversity-entertainment-261894735.html

    Lemme know whatcha thank!

     

    Reply
    Amanda Spears
    Moderator
    Joined:
    Jul 26th, 2012
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #211664

    I agree with increasing the membership as long as the people invited to join are held up to the calibar of past invitees. As far as the exclusivity question, anything under 10,000 would be exclusive enough for it to still mean something being invited!

    ReplyCopy URL
    DS0816
    Participant
    Joined:
    Sep 15th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #211665

    I responded at the linked page.

    Whatever the number of increases; whatever the new total number of individuals who would be Academy voters; get it to closely reflect the nation with respect for the racial demographics. (I would also do that for the two genders; women outnumber men.)

    ReplyCopy URL
    DS0816
    Participant
    Joined:
    Sep 15th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #211666

    I agree with increasing the membership as long as the people invited to join are held up to the calibar of past invitees. As far as the exclusivity question, anything under 10,000 would be exclusive enough for it to still mean something being invited!

    The “past” is a huge reason the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences is still out of touch. Getting the Academy in touch starts with demographics from its total numbers of individual members. “The caliber of past invitees” is still an oversampling of Whites. (On the 01.19.2016 “ABC World News Tonight with David Muir,” covering this issue, it was mentioned that the Academy is comprised of 93 percent Whites. That is a huge part of the “past” and current problem.)

    ReplyCopy URL
    DS0816
    Participant
    Joined:
    Sep 15th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #211667

    Tom,

    Although we did not express our suggestions with the same words … I think we are on the same page.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Amanda Spears
    Moderator
    Joined:
    Jul 26th, 2012
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #211668

    [quote=”surpriselover”]

    I agree with increasing the membership as long as the people invited to join are held up to the calibar of past invitees. As far as the exclusivity question, anything under 10,000 would be exclusive enough for it to still mean something being invited!

    The “past” is a huge reason the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences is still out of touch. Getting the Academy in touch starts with demographics from its total numbers of individual members. “The caliber of past invitees” is still an oversampling of Whites. (On the 01.19.2016 “ABC World News Tonight with David Muir,” covering this issue, it was mentioned that the Academy is comprised of 93 percent Whites. That is a huge part of the “past” and current problem.)

    [/quote]

    There is something wrong with the past. BUT this is the Academy Awards and the people invited need to meet certain standards. They shouldn’t just let anyone in.

    ReplyCopy URL
    DamianWayne
    Participant
    Joined:
    Jul 21st, 2015
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #211669

    Another thing the Academy should do, and I think would do a great job with, is encourage more diversity in Hollywood as a whole. For instance, I looked at the invite list for Film Editors the past ten years and its so staggeringly white and male. I couldn’t even count on both fingers the number of minorities who were invited.

    The Academy should work with the guilds, film schools, high school arts programs, etc. Offer scholarships, internships, etc. Give people a reason to join the industry. Just look at the Student Academy Awards this year. Way more diverse than the actual AA nominees. It works!

    ReplyCopy URL
    DS0816
    Participant
    Joined:
    Sep 15th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #211670

    [quote=”DS0816″]

    [quote=”surpriselover”]

    I agree with increasing the membership as long as the people invited to join are held up to the calibar of past invitees. As far as the exclusivity question, anything under 10,000 would be exclusive enough for it to still mean something being invited!

    The “past” is a huge reason the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences is still out of touch. Getting the Academy in touch starts with demographics from its total numbers of individual members. “The caliber of past invitees” is still an oversampling of Whites. (On the 01.19.2016 “ABC World News Tonight with David Muir,” covering this issue, it was mentioned that the Academy is comprised of 93 percent Whites. That is a huge part of the “past” and current problem.)

    [/quote]

    There is something wrong with the past. BUT this is the Academy Awards and the people invited need to meet certain standards. They shouldn’t just let anyone in.
    [/quote]

    Let’s say the total Academy membership moves up 9,000. | A way to meet and reflect the national racial demographics is to have the percentages from Whites, African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and Others reflected … and that information should be available from the United States Census Bureau. (I also suggest doing this with the two genders. Females outnumber males nationwide.) | Now, I don’t know the exact percentages from the racial demographics. I know what was represented from participating voters nationwide who cast presidential votes with the 2012 United States presidential election … and can anticipate an adjustment of some of those numbers for 2016. But, the U.S. Census Bureau will be more accurate. | This is about the extent that can be taken in doing better with the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences. The other improvements have to come from how the industry conducts business … including its products with regard for what gets made and who makes them … and who holds positions to decide what gets made.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Oleg Tom
    Participant
    Joined:
    Dec 20th, 2014
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #211671

    Not to worry when we have “Fifty Shades of Black” up next.

    BG

    ReplyCopy URL
    mafro987
    Participant
    Joined:
    Jan 23rd, 2014
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #211672

    Why is there an implication that an increase in minority voters will vote for minority actors? This is an artificial way of facilitating diverse nominations. Change needs to come from the studios, and the screening process needs to be revamped- how can the voters give Idris Elba a nomination if no one saw Beasts of No Nation?

    ReplyCopy URL
    Rooney Moore
    Participant
    Joined:
    Aug 2nd, 2014
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #211673

    Why is there an implication that an increase in minority voters will vote for minority actors? This is an artificial way of facilitating diverse nominations. Change needs to come from the studios, and the screening process needs to be revamped- how can the voters give Idris Elba a nomination if no one saw Beasts of No Nation?

    ReplyCopy URL
    Lord Freddy Blackfyre
    Participant
    Joined:
    Nov 3rd, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #211674

    All of this is absurd. The problem isn’t the academy is the industry and the public. I’m sure that nominating something like Medeas Family Reunion or Ride Along or Think Like A Man among others monstruosities won’t bring prestige to the industry and much less to the academy…

    And everybody should remember that we’re talking about an ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE OF CINEMATOGRAPHY….Affirmative actions should not be in this institution, membership should be win base on merits not on race representation.

    Much of the complaints is about sour grapes because when Jada Pinket Whatever  say she won’t watch the Oscar is because her husband wasn’t nominated for the mediocre Concussion. David Oyowhaterver is still mad because his average performance in the solid but not great Selma wasn’t nominated last year.

    The Academy is not a racist institution, when a good movie about blacks (because the problem is lack of blacks not minorities ) come that movie get recognize, remember just two years ago a film about black won three Oscar including best picture and Denzel Washington, Sidney Poiter, Jaime Foxx, Halle Barry, Monique, Octavia Spencer, Whoopie Goldberg among others are Academy winners and some very questionable winners but winners nonetheless. 

    ReplyCopy URL
    streepfan
    Participant
    Joined:
    Sep 29th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #211675

    Lord Fred you got it!

    ReplyCopy URL
    Lord Freddy Blackfyre
    Participant
    Joined:
    Nov 3rd, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #211676

    What the Oscar are for minorities you can see it in the biggest art category of the whole award that is Best Director the last three years a member of minority race/culture has won the prize: Ang Lee (his second Oscar), Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu (who can win this year again).

    The only film made by an African american that the Academy snubbed but probably should have nominate is Do The Right Thing  and that was nod in Screenplay and Supporting Actor, anyway 1989 was a weird year because among the pictures not nominated that year were Sex, Lies & Videotape ofSteven Sodeberg (Palm D’Or in Cannes), Enemies A Love Story of Paul Mazursky, Glory of Edward Zwick (this won three Oscars including one for Denzel Washington), Crimes & Misdemeanur of Woody Allen and Henry V of Kenneth Brannagh. 

    ReplyCopy URL
    ankehuber
    Participant
    Joined:
    Oct 11th, 2013
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #211677

    [quote=”surpriselover”]

    [quote=”DS0816″]

    [quote=”surpriselover”]

    I agree with increasing the membership as long as the people invited to join are held up to the calibar of past invitees. As far as the exclusivity question, anything under 10,000 would be exclusive enough for it to still mean something being invited!

    The “past” is a huge reason the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences is still out of touch. Getting the Academy in touch starts with demographics from its total numbers of individual members. “The caliber of past invitees” is still an oversampling of Whites. (On the 01.19.2016 “ABC World News Tonight with David Muir,” covering this issue, it was mentioned that the Academy is comprised of 93 percent Whites. That is a huge part of the “past” and current problem.)
    [/quote]

    There is something wrong with the past. BUT this is the Academy Awards and the people invited need to meet certain standards. They shouldn’t just let anyone in.
    [/quote]
    Let’s say the total Academy membership moves up 9,000. | A way to meet and reflect the national racial demographics is to have the percentages from Whites, African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and Others reflected … and that information should be available from the United States Census Bureau. (I also suggest doing this with the two genders. Females outnumber males nationwide.) | Now, I don’t know the exact percentages from the racial demographics. I know what was represented from participating voters nationwide who cast presidential votes with the 2012 United States presidential election … and can anticipate an adjustment of some of those numbers for 2016. But, the U.S. Census Bureau will be more accurate. | This is about the extent that can be taken in doing better with the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences. The other improvements have to come from how the industry conducts business … including its products with regard for what gets made and who makes them … and who holds positions to decide what gets made.

    [/quote]let’s hope 9000 members at the academy will change the lack of diversity for all the nominees, otherwise that would be very hilarious that the 20 actors nominees remain all white.

    ReplyCopy URL
Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 77 total)
Reply To: SOLVED: Here’s my solution to the Oscars’ diversity problem!

You can use BBCodes to format your content.
Your account can't use Advanced BBCodes, they will be stripped before saving.

Similar Topics
Andrew D - Aug 17, 2017
Movies
Spenser... - Aug 16, 2017
Movies