Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has issued a lengthy statement on the lack of diversity in this year’s Oscar nominations.

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To address the lack of diversity in Hollywood, the President noted that the Academy has formed a committee, made up of members of the industry, to explore how to improve diversity. She announced earlier at the Governors Awards that the Academy is developing a five-year plan called A2020 with an eye toward improving diversity within the Academy itself and in Hollywood a whole.

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