Oscar organisers announce plans to double female and minority voters

Organisers of the Oscars have announced plans to double the number of female and minority members of the Academy. The move, which will come into full effect by 2020, comes amid a backlash over this year's nominations. For the second consecutive year, all 20 acting nominees at the Oscars are white, which has prompted criticism from actors including George Clooney, Reese Witherspoon and Will Smith, who has announced he will be boycotting the awards ceremony next month (February). As BBC...

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