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Newswire: Academy announces major overhaul in response to #OscarsSoWhite

The Academy Awards have become a powder keg for frustrations about Hollywood’s lack of diversity. Last year, the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite began trending after Selma failed to nab its expected nominations for Best Director and Best Actor (it was nominated for Best Picture), leaving the acting nominations exclusively white. The hashtag was revived this year when the Academy once again failed to nominate a single actor of color for any of its four acting awards, and very few people of color overall.
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