(NEWSER) – Criticisms that the Oscars are too white may not simply result in changes to the membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Los Angeles Times reports the Board of Governors is considering stipulating that 10 movies always be named in the Best Picture category from here on out. It may also name eight or 10 nominees in the acting categories, but the New York Times reports this is a "less likely" option considering how "sacrosanct" the five-person approach is regarded as being.
"It's a knee-jerk response to this year's #OscarsSoWhite controversy that, if enacted, won't necessarily solve anything other than the academy's current public relations disaster," an unnamed Academy member says.
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