Breaking down the Oscar nominees
The Los Angeles Times published a terrific piece over the weekend on just who are the 5,765 members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences who vote on the Oscars each year. There were some surprises -- Woody Allen and George Lucas are not members, but Meat Loaf is -- and some not-so-shocking revelations, i.e., the vast majority of Academy members are white males.
In other words, the Academy sounds a bit like the Baseball Writers' Association of America, except we don't ...
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