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Oscar voters are mostly white men: Study

india Updated: Feb 21, 2012 16:52 IST
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A study of Academy Awards voters has revealed that its voters are mostly white men.

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.

Academy President Tom Sherak

Through interviews with members and their representatives, LA Times confirmed the identities of about 5,100 voters- 89 percent of academy membership.

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.