A few times I’ve made it a point to watch Oscar-winning movies. Some were great, but most of them were the most boring movies I’ve ever seen in my life.
I recently learned that most of the people who vote for the Oscar winners are white men over 50 years old.
Entertainment Weekly reported that the LA Times conducted a study and found the following:
- The Academy Awards has 5,765 members.
- 94 percent are Caucasian
- 77 percent are male
- Only 14 percent of the Academy is younger than 50
- Only 2 percent are African-American
- 2 percent are Latino.
This explains a lot. It’s probably unlikely that I, a 29 year-old black woman, would have a lot of the same movie interests as 50+ year old white man.