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Oscar Voters: 94% White, 77% Male, 86% Over 50

Who comprises the 5765 voters in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has long been shrouded in mystery, their identities kept a closely guarded secret. A study by the Los Angeles Times, found that 94% were white, 77% men and their average age was 62, with only 14 per cent under 50. Black and Hispanic voters accounted for only two per cent each.Read More

How Oscar Scripts Really Work

Whether a screenplay deserves an Oscar nomination depends on how it reads on the page and plays on the screen. But if you want to learn how Hollywood’s best screenwriters got that way, you have to begin by determining the challenges they faced at the outset of their tasks. Then you can identify, and learn, the techniques they used to meet the challenges.Read More

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