This year the Academy invited 842 members into their ranks. Exactly half were women, and 29% were people of color. It puts the Academy on pace to meet its 2020 diversity goals, if not surpass them. The number of nonwhite members has already doubled in the last three years, and the number of female members could double by next year.
But to do that, the Academy invited…Nick Cannon? We love “The Masked Singer” and “Drumline” as much as the next guy, but we definitely did not see that one coming. And the Academy even went all-in on Marvel, inviting Spider-Man himself, Tom Holland, as well as “Black Panther” breakouts Letitia Wright and Winston Duke, who could