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The Academy Is Suddenly Getting More International

June 28, 2015, 07:42 AM

After the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday it has invited 322 people to join this year, many pundits remarked upon the considerable number of younger invitees, women and minorities among them. I noticed that, too, but something else also caught my eye: the fact that at least three dozen of them were born somewhere other than America or the U.K. That number is, by all indications, unprecedented in the history of the 88-year-old organization.

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