The Annual PGA breakfast happened and they had something to say about diversity in the Academy. While they applauded the most recent moves for change, they agreed that something needs to happen at the beginning of it all rather than at the very end.
Alejandro Iñárritu (The Revenent) - “I think the things the Academy has just made is a great step...but the Academy really is at the end of the chain.”
Basil Iwanyk (Sicario) - “I think that a big mistake is just to focus on how the Academy votes and not work backwards to about how movies and television are generated.”
DeDe Gardner (The Big Short) “It starts with us. It’s a position of tremendous power.”
Bonus Domhnall Gleeson mention - Lucchesi also pointed out that when he came to casting three of the nominated movies — Brooklyn, Ex Machina and The Revenant — all cast Domhnall Gleeson. Joked Inarritu before praising the actor’s talent, “He was very cheap by the way.”
Read it all at the source: Hollywood Reporter