https://variety.com/2018/film/news/oscars-popular-film-category-academy-members-react-1202900278/

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences rocked the Oscar boat on Wednesday with sweeping changes to the annual awards telecast aimed at boosting its ratings potential. But for many members of the group, it was another ill-conceived episode in a long line of them. “I feel like it’s problematic for the Academy, just for their front-facing public image, to constantly keep coming up with these changes,” one member said. The 90-year-old organization has made aggressive strides in recent years to address its overall demographic makeup. Massive waves of new members have been granted passage each year — too many, for some tastes, and many of them unqualified in the views of longtime vot... Full story

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