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Oscars Organizers' Invitation to New Members Reflects Diversity Push

Organizers of the Oscars, facing an outcry over the lack of diversity on its voting board for the film awards, said Wednesday that it had invited nearly 700 new members with a focus on female and minority talent. Actors Idris Elba, America Ferrera, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Eva Mendes and this year's Best Actress Oscar winner Brie Larson were among the 683 potential new members, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said in a statement. Forty-six percent of those invited...

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