(RepublicanInformer.com)- From now on, a movie won’t be eligible to win “Best Picture” at the Oscars if it doesn’t meet a long list of woke demands as set out by the Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences. On Tuesday, the academy released new criteria that must be satisfied for a movie to be nominated to win the award.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the standards including having at least one lead actor from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group, and at least 30% of all other actors in secondary roles to be from similar underrepresented groups. Movies must also have a theme or narrative that are focused on an underrepresented group.
So there’s no chance a movie about Victorian England or the Roman Empire can ever win Best Picture ever again. Unless, of course, they want to make a movie where Roman soldiers are black, gay, and trans.
To be eligible, a film must meet at least two standards across four different categories set out by the academy. These include “Audience Development,” “Industry Access and Opportunities,” “Themes and Narratives,” and “Onscreen Representation.” And within those categories are various criteria, which must all be met to fulfil one of those standards.
Academy Chief Executive Dawn Hudson and President David Rubin said that 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 truth is that the Oscars is constantly being criticized for racism because amazing films don’t have enough non-white people depicted in major roles. And this is an opportunity for the academy to shift the blame and stop it from happening again.
The new rules will come into effect in 2024, giving the industry time to adapt, and no doubt figure out how they can make historical films that seem accurate when casting rules now make it impossible to do that.
If you were wondering who is considered an underrepresented minority, by the way, the new standards give a list. This list includes women, racial or ethnic groups, LGBTQ+, and “People with cognitive or physical disabilities, or who are deaf or hard of hearing.”
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