The Oscars Unveils New Diversity & Inclusion Rules For Best Picture Nominees

Published: Saturday 12th Sep 2020 by Ryan

The Oscars are making some major changes.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released a new list of diversity and inclusion rules for the Best Picture nominees.

More details below…

The Oscars announced their new set of rules to bridge the diversity problems that have confronted in the past. While the new set of rules will not apply to movies related in 2021 or 2022, as they won’t begin until the 2024 Oscars, movies released next year will have a form filled out by the filmmaker that indicates how closely their film aligns with the new standards.

Some of the most notable rule changes include: at least one lead or significant supporting actor from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group, at least six people on the crew are from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group, Must offer training and work opportunities in below the line to people from underrepresented identity groups, and must offer paid internship or apprenticeship opportunities, in a variety of departments, to people from underrepresented identity groups, and must actually be employing people in those positions.

[The full list of rules can be found on the Oscars website]


The changes are already being praised by those who’ve been lobbying for more equality in Hollywood – in front and behind of the camera.

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  1. Rere September 12, 2020

    Some people are going to be mad. Some of those directors who didn’t hire minority folks before are going to be mad. Now they are being forced to do it. I wouldn’t like the new rules bc I would feel I’m being picked for a quota.

  2. #WAP September 12, 2020

    I know damn well y’all did not post a photo of Beyoncé as if she’s an award winning actress. Do not get Bey embarrassed in these comments like y’all did last week with ring the alarm 🤣

    • Diabetes UNBOTHERED September 12, 2020

      The Queen won BEST KISS @ MTV NICKOLOEAN MOVIE AWARD (and got Nominated at GOLDEN GLOBE 3 TIMES (1 was BEST ACTRESS for dream girls) Also got nom for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture @SATELLITE AWARD (for Playing Etta). Not to mention grossing $3 BILLION in Film and being HIGGEST PAID BLACK ACTRESS IN FILM. With that being said it’s only a matter of time b4 Bey finally wins that OSCAR. I’m surprised she didn’t win one for LION KING

  3. Ugghh September 12, 2020

    Why is Beyonce the thumbnail for this article? She has never been nominated for an Oscar in regards to her acting. There a hundreds of black actresses who you could have placed as this thumbnail.

    • #WAP September 12, 2020

      Literally just typed the same thing! They force her down our throats and wonder why the roach has had 4 consecutive flops. Maybe if they didn’t force her on us, the roach would actually sell some damn albums

    • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭 September 12, 2020

      Is TGJ owned by JayZ????

  4. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭 September 12, 2020

    Right….so are they encourage the movie industry hiring more immigrants???? Bullsh*t!

    • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭 September 13, 2020

      Damn. I am racist trash. I need to do better.

  5. city girl September 12, 2020

    y’all posted this bey thumbnail for clout and it’s giving MESSY smh.

  6. Diabetes UNBOTHERED September 12, 2020

    Bey was Nominated at GOLDEN GLOBE 3 TIMES (1 was BEST ACTRESS for dream girls) Also got nom for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture @SATELLITE AWARD (for Playing Etta). Not to mention grossing $3 BILLION in Film and being HIGHEST PAID BLACK ACTRESS IN FILM.

    Im actually shocked bey never been Nominated for an OSCAR… Bey delivered an Amazing performance in OBSESSED

  7. Diabetes UNBOTHERED September 12, 2020

    Beys Movie where she starred as the Lion King has grossed $1.65 BILLION Making The Lion King THE HIGHEST GROSSING ANIMATED FILM IN HISTORY (that previously being Frozen 2)

  8. Diabetes UNBOTHERED September 12, 2020

    The success of the remake of The Lion King has earned Beyoncé membership in an exclusive club – music stars whose movies have grossed more than a billion dollars.

    Queen Bey voices Nala in the flick, which earned $595 million (all figures U.S.) in its first week of release. This brings her total box office haul to just under $1.6 billion… and growing.

    Beyoncé previously starred in movies like Austin Powers in Goldmember ($296.7 million) and Dreamgirls ($154.9 million) and voiced a character in Epic ($268.4 million).

    She’s now one of a relatively small group of music stars have topped $1 billion at the global box office. Below is a list of 10, compiled using data from that includes films in which the artists had more than a cameo role as well as animated films in which they voiced characters.

    We did not count music stars who are no longer with us (i.e. Whitney Houston, whose films made $517 million) or those who were acting before they released their first music (i.e. Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez). And, at risk of being accused of ageism, we excluded stars like Barbra Streisand and Cher who had significant head-starts in the movie business.

    1. Will Smith ($8.6 billion)

    Smith was one-half of DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince for a few years before he got into acting. His box office total includes blockbusters like Aladdin ($817.4 million so far), Independence Day ($817.4 million), and the Toronto-shot Suicide Squad ($746.8 million).

    2. Mark Wahlberg ($6.3 billion)

    Before acting, Wahlberg was briefly a member of New Kids on the Block and then formed Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, which had the hit “Good Vibrations” in 1991. His combined haul got a big boost from a pair of Transformers movies that did a combined $1.7 billion as well as hits like Ted ($549.4 million).

    3. Ludacris ($5.1 billion)

    The rapper (whose real name is Chris Bridges) owes his place on this list to his roles in several chapters of the Fast and Furious franchise that grossed over $2.8 billion. He was also in films like Crash ($98.4 million) and the made-in-Toronto Max Payne ($85.4 million).

    4. Queen Latifah ($4.9 billion)

    The rapper provided the voice of Ellie in four Ice Age movies that grossed a combined $2.8 billion. A pair of movies she made in Toronto – Chicago and Hairspray – grossed a combined $508 million.

    5. Ice Cube ($2.3 billion)

    The rap star’s list of films includes Anaconda and Ride Along but most of his box office revenues came from two franchises: 21 Jump Street ($201.6 million) and 22 Jump Street ($331.3 million) as well as xXx: State of the Union ($71 million) and the Ontario-shot xXx: The Return of Xander Cage ($346.1 million).

    6. Lenny Kravitz ($1.8 billion)

    Kravitz has acting in his blood – his mother played Helen on The Jeffersons – but has mostly focused on rock music. Still, he appeared in Oscar-nominated Precious as well as The Hunger Games Catching Fire ($865 million) and The Hunger Games ($694.4 million).

    7. Beyoncé ($1.6 billion)

    The Lion King remake is still raking in cash so Beyoncé is soon going to climb higher on this list. She can also credit flicks like Austin Powers in Goldmember ($296.7 million), Epic ($268.4 million) and Dreamgirls ($154.9 million).

    8. Justin Timberlake ($1.6 billion)

    Yes, Timberlake was part of The All-New Mickey Mouse Club in 1993 but he didn’t really start acting on screen until after NSYNC’s debut album in 1997. He’s been in movies like The Social Network ($224.9 million), Bad Teacher ($216.2 million) and Friends With Benefits ($149.5 million) and voiced a character in Trolls ($346.9 million).

    9. Rihanna ($1.2 billion)

    Rihanna debuted in Bring It On: All or Nothing a year after her debut album came out. She voiced Tip Tucci in Home ($386 million) and starred in movies like Battleship ($303 million) and Ocean’s 8 ($297.7 million).

    10. Mandy Moore ($1 billion)

    More than half of the singer’s total box office comes from her voicing Rapunzel in Tangled ($591.8 million). The star of A Walk in Remember will likely see her number increase after the release of the Montreal-shot war drama Midway later this year.

    • Misty Knight September 12, 2020

      Idina Menzel should be #5. She voiced Elsa in Frozen 1 & 2 and co-starred in Enchanted: $3 billion combined for just those three. She’s been releasing albums since 1998. Acting came afterward, including a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for Wicked.

  9. STERLING INFINITY September 12, 2020

    This makes me so happy!

  10. Fancy BISH September 12, 2020

    The film industry will collapse and I can’t wait.

    • Fancy BISH September 12, 2020

      Clarkson, your lopsided booty will collapse 😂

      • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭 September 13, 2020

        I’m sorry for impersonating you, Fancy.

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