The LA Times has dug in and talked to 89% of Academy members and to no one’s surprise the Academy is old, white and male.
Here are the stats:
- The Academy is 94% white
- The Academy is 77% male.
- The media age is 62.
- Only 14% are under 50 years old.
Also we learned that women make up just 9% of the directing branch and 19% of the screenwriting branch.
This is why we need more women (and people of colour!) controlling and contributing to media.