Diversity and the Academy Awards


As anticipation for the 87th Academy Awards is nearing its fever pitch, Keith, the founder of the site Keith & the Movies, decided to look at one of the hot button issues to emerge from this year’s Oscar race: the lack of racial diversity in the nominations. In the latest edition of his “Movie Bloggers Roundtable” feature, Keith invited a group of film lovers, including yours truly, to tackle the question “should the Academy be obligated to include racial diversity in their Oscar nominations?” While everyone seems to be in agreement with their responses, the various paths they took to get there are rather interesting. You can read what the panel had to say here.