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Oscar Podcast #55: New Academy Members, Fall Festivals and July Oscar Predictions

This 55th Oscar podcast I’m joined by no less than three esteemed Gold Rush Gang members – Jason Osiason, Richard Anthony and Matt Dinn. We open on a discussion of the 774 Academy invitees announced two weeks ago and some of the backlash against names some felt were diluting the membership. We talk about how last year’s new group impacted Moonlight‘s Best Picture win this ...

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The Academy Invites Record 683 Members, Makes Good On Diversity Pledge

The Academy released its annual list of invitees to their membership and with came a watershed of diversity that we’ve never seen before. Normally The Academy invites around 300 new members but after two years of #OscarsSoWhite acting nominees and a worldwide backlash, The Academy made real and effective efforts to change their archaic lineup of mostly male, mostly white, mostly ...

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