Oscar voters are mostly white men: Study
New Delhi, February 20, 2012
First Published: 15:00 IST(20/2/2012)
Last Updated: 16:52 IST(21/2/2012)
A study of Academy Awards voters has revealed that its voters are mostly white men.
A large Oscar statue stands at the entrance to the red carpet leading to the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday.
The Los Angeles Times reported 94 percent of the 5,765 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are white and 77 percent are men. Blacks and Hispanics account for only 2 percent
each of academy members.
The daily came out with this report on Sunday, a week before the Oscars.
Through interviews with members and their representatives, LA Times confirmed the identities of about 5,100 voters- 89 percent of academy membership.
Academy President Tom Sherak
However, academy President Tom Sherak said the group is trying to diversify its membership rolls.
The 84th Annual Academy Awards will take place on February 26 at Los Angeles.