Spotlight thrown on Oscar demographics

Investigation finds that secretive selection group is 77 per cent male and 94 per cent white.

    The 84th Annual Academy Awards ceremony, better known as the Oscars, will be televised in 200 countries on Sunday night, with a worldwide audience estimated at several hundred million.

    As Hollywood revels in its biggest night, an investigative reporter with the Los Angeles Times has pointed out some curious facts about the demographics of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that decides the winners of the coveted awards.

    Rob Reynolds reports from Los Angeles. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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