The Los Angeles Times recently conducted a study on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, or more specifically, who makes up the Academy. Shocker: the awards winners are voted on by…old white guys.
According to the study (which is very thorough and can be seen in detail here):
- Oscar voters are nearly 94% Caucasian and 77% male
- Blacks are about 2% of the academy, and Latinos are less than 2%
- Voters have a median age of 62, the study showed
- People younger than 50 constitute just 14% of the membership