Academy Award Organizers Appoint More Black and Women Members

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As of the 2015 Oscars, there were 6,124 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AFP Photo/Rob Loud) As of the 2015 Oscars, there were 6,124 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AFP Photo/Rob Loud)

Academy Award organizers invited more than 300 new members Friday to join the award-giving body, including a number of female and black stars after criticism that nominations for the 2015 race lacked diversity.

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