Ahead of the fifth anniversary of this #OscarsSoWhite controversy, the Academy said it’s limiting Best Picture award nominees — beginning with 2024’s record of entrances — to people that can meet requirements that”encourage equitable representation on and off screen” by ensuring more people of colour fill places on a film set from the starring role to interns and everything in between, according to a press release printed online.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Tuesday a new set of requirements for films to be awards-eligible in an effort to increase representation and inclusion in Hollywood, and it’s safe to say actress Kirstie Alley isn’t the least bit attractive.
Kirstie Alley is sharing her thoughts on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ new representation and inclusion standards for Best Picture eligibility. The actress took to Twitter on Tuesday to predict the list of new requirements”a disgrace to artists everywhere.”
Diversity and inclusion should be taught, taught so well and so naturally and genuinely that it becomes second nature to our children.— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) September 9, 2020
“That really is really a disgrace to artists everywhere. . .can you envision telling Picasso what needed to maintain his inaugural **king paintings,” she tweeted. “You people have lost your minds. … OSCAR ORWELL.”
Hours later, Alley tweeted that inclusion and diversity”should be educated, educated so well and so naturally and it becomes second nature for our children.”
The star was met with heavy criticism from her followers, using a majority taking shots in her acting profession.
can you imagine being this heated over giving more people OPPORTUNITY??? Can you imagine being this upset because more people will get JOBS??? pic.twitter.com/9VF3tBCPZN— Isabella von Ghoul (@NocEmiss) September 9, 2020
“Well cis, given that your profession (or lack there of) this will not affect you. Ashe,” one user reunite again.
Alley’s heated response came following the Academy shared four criteria that it would be looking at in determining a film’s eligibility for thinking about at the Best Picture category. In order to score a nomination, a film must meet two of those four.
James Woods echoed her opinion, tweeting only,”Madness.” His sentiment was subsequently retweeted by Dean Cain, marking them as the initial 3 celebrities to come out against the new forthcoming requirements. Interestingly, and perhaps not unrelated, all three are fervent Trump supporters.
“Academy governors DeVon Franklin and Jim Gianopulos headed a task force to develop the criteria which were created from a template inspired by the British Film Institute (BFI) Diversity Standards used for certain financing eligibility in britain and eligibility in some groups of the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) Awards, but were adapted to serve the specific needs of this Academy,” explained the release.
All other award categories will be held for their current eligibility requirements.
Based on the launch, two of the four following criteria must be met in order to qualify for eligibility for the best picture award beginning with the 96th Oscars: On-screen representation, themes and narratives, creative direction and project group, business accessibility and opportunities, and audience growth.