The Academy

Cheryl Boone Isaacs will step down as president of the Academy’s Board of Governors.

Straight Outta Compton’s Oscars snub was one of the factors that brought attention to the Academy Awards’ lack of diversity and stirred up a lot of controversy; but after word spread that the film’s cast members were not invited to this year’s ceremony, it added fuel to the #OscarsSoWhite fire.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled new plans to increase diversity among the Academy's membership.

They are planning to make changes in an effort to diversify their board and nominations in the future.