The American Academy of Cinematography, which hosts the Oscars, plans to expand the number of women and members of the multiracial community by 2020. How exactly will the diversity of Oscar-reviewed affect the film industry?

The 2019 Oscars will be held on 25th next week (Taiwan time), and after the shortlist is released, Volkswagen, in addition to speculating on who the prize falls, the race and gender diversity of the Oscar shortlist continue to cause public debate.

The Oscars host, the American Academy of Cinematography, proposed an internal reform plan in 2016 after the 2015 and 2016 Oscar finalists were made by whites and criticized by the public for "Oscarday #Oscar so White": to 2020, The American Academy of Cinematography plans to expand the number of women and members of multiple ethnic groups.

And how exactly will the diversity of the review affect the film industry?

Oscar Taibai? Review diversity will affect community rights and interests

The situation with the Oscar shortlist being too White also reflects, to a considerable extent, how the film and television industry ignores the voices of other ethnic groups: films with whites as horns, and even more so that whites play other ethnicities in the film. Actor Wu Yu, who once slammed the matter, wrote in the community: "We have to stop the myth that" white men Save the World "is immortal. Our heroes don't look like Matt Daimond. They look like Malala, Gandhi and Mandela ... 」

In its report , the Los Angeles Times quoted--darnell Hunt, UCLA's African American Research Center, as saying: "Unfortunately, the Academy Awards themselves are full of whites, men, and the same cultural tastes can only identify specific kinds of works." 」

Simply put, the diversity of the Oscar jury affects the excellence of many ethnic groups, whether it can be seen by the world, and even affects the diversity of the entire film industry.

Oscar as the most important and largest award ceremony in the Sanqi, every review of the choice, each finalist and the results of the award, have its own pointers, then when a ceremony, only white directors, male and female protagonists and supporting actors shortlisted for the award, will not be able to play the role of the leader-let the minority community in the film and television industry foothold.

The Los Angeles Times survey showed that 94% of the members of the American Academy of Cinematography in 2014 were white and 76% were men, and that the American Academy of Cinematography promised to double the number of women and members of the multiracial community 2020 years ago, according to the latest figures provided by the college, as the number of "Oscar Taibai" controversies grew. that 49% of the new members in 2018 were women and 38% were ethnic minorities, and it can be seen that the Academy is striving to achieve its commitment, and as for the 2019, we will be waiting for the college news.

Picture | film "Bohemian Rhapsody" Stills

An important step towards diversity in the film industry

At the 2019 Oscars, we saw a breakthrough in the shortlist: half of the best films included LGBTQ issues: "True favorites," "Bohemian Rhapsody," "The Birth of a superstar," and "the Green Book of Happiness," and three of the five best directors were non-American directors: Greek director Yug Lancimo, Polish director Paviu Pavlikovsky, Mexican director Aifonso Collans; the first African hero film, The Black Panther, was shortlisted for best picture, as well as the female-dominated film "true favorite," "Love and Deception," and "Rome."

Picture | film "true Favorite" stills

Picture | film "Rome" Stills

Movie | "The Birth of a Superstar"

Of course, the so-called pluralism, not with a fixed proportion of one by one inventory, which ethnic groups did not reach 50%, which ethnic groups accounted for only 10%, the film industry reached D&i (diversity& Inclusion) The ultimate goal, is when we talk about the film, can have a variety of perspectives, It is not only for the views of a particular ethnic group to interpret the culture of another ethnic group, but for everyone to have the same voice and to be able to speak out for their rights and interests.

The diversity of industries, from awards and filmmaking to the choice of listeners, has contributed to the transformation of the film industry, and at the 2020 Oscars, we expect the diversification program to come true.