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Film academy adds 276 new members; increase in minorities, women
Film academy adds 276 new members; increase in minorities, women

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 276 new members into the organization on Friday -- 100 more than were included in the 2012 invitees -- including a large number of minorities and women, such as Rosario Dawson, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Peña, Danny Trejo and Chris Tucker in the actors branch.  The larger invitee list reflects the academy's recent decision to expand and diversify its ranks by relaxing a cap on membership that has restricted new admittances since 2004. A Los Angeles Times study published last year found that academy voters are markedly less diverse than the moviegoing public and even more monolithic than many in the...

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