Academy President ‘Heartbroken and Frustrated’ Over Lack of Diversity in Oscar Nominees

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group that hands out the Oscars, released a public statement late yesterday expressing regret over the lack of diversity in this year’s Oscar nominees.

The all-white makeup of this year’s nominees has been protested widely online, with the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite and inspired boycott threats from Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee.

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