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The academy's new class and the L.A. Times' Diverse 100: So, how did we do?

The academy's new class and the L.A. Times' Diverse 100: So, how did we do?

After months of intense scrutiny prompted by a second year of #OscarsSoWhite, on Wednesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its new class of invitees for membership, its largest and most diverse ever. 

“We’re proud to welcome these new members to the academy, and know they view this as an opportunity and not just an invitation, a mission and not just a membership,” said Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the organization’s president. “This class continues our long-term commitment to welcoming extraordinary talent reflective...

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