Just posted by the Academy – this is pretty big! There is no change to the Best Picture voting procedure, however, which is a drag. But this seems like a good way to freshen things up a bit within the ranks.
Goal to double number of diverse members by 2020
LOS ANGELES – In a unanimous vote Thursday night (1/21), the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved a sweeping series of substantive changes designed to make the Academy’s membership, its governing bodies, and its voting members significantly more diverse. The Board’s goal is to commit to doubling the number of women and diverse members of the Academy by 2020.