Todd Boyd on #OscarsSoWhite Controversy: ‘The Academy’s A– Was Out’ (Video)

Lobbing criticism at the Oscars and the Academy can be a distraction from the larger problems that plague the industry as a whole, Dr. Todd Boyd explained during Tuesday’s installment of TheWrap’s GrillChats, which tackled the issue of race in Hollywood. “The Academy’s a– was out, so to speak,” Boyd, USC Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, said of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. He explained that the lack of nonwhite acting nominees over the past two years was a major source of embarrassment for the organization, and cautioned that the rush to fix the problem might lead to
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