We are excited to announce the next phase of our equity and inclusion initiative. In our efforts to increase representation, we are working to create new industry standards, add new voices to our Board of Governors and expand the Best Picture category. https://t.co/HSIfHtXPVh— The Academy (@TheAcademy) June 12, 2020
AMPAS announced a bunch of new phases regarding its Academy Aperture 2035 equity and inclusion initative.
-- Best Picture will go back to having 10 nominees starting with the 2021 calendar year.
-- New representation and inclusion standards in regards to films being eligible for Oscar consideration will be announced by the end of July. Those rules go into effect next year.
-- Films will be posted on the Academy's streaming website for members all year round, ensuring all eligible films are seen.
-- All Board of Governor members must go through unconscious bias training. Governors can now only serve two three-year terms before going on a mandatory two-year hiatus before they are allowed to serve again. A lifetime limit of 12 years was added.
-- The Academy will have a new Office of Representation, Inclusion and Equity to ensure these practices are implemented and held to accountability.
-- New member invitations will be announced next month.