The Academy announced new representation and inclusion standards for eligibility in the Best Picture category, which all films will be required to meet in order to even be nominated for the award. All other categories at the Oscars will be held to the same eligibility requirements.
“The aperture must widen to reflect our diverse global population in both the creation of motion pictures and in the audiences who connect with them. The Academy is committed to playing a vital role in helping make this a reality,” said Academy President David Rubin and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. “We believe these inclusion standards will be a catalyst for long-lasting, essential change in our industry.”