Backstage at the 2018 Oscars ceremony. The Academy that decides the Oscars has invited actresses, many of them young and from ethnic minorities, and including Awkwafina, Zendaya and Constance Wu, to join as it continues a push to diversify its membership. Photo: AFPBackstage at the 2018 Oscars ceremony. The Academy that decides the Oscars has invited actresses, many of them young and from ethnic minorities, and including Awkwafina, Zendaya and Constance Wu, to join as it continues a push to diversify its membership. Photo: AFP
Backstage at the 2018 Oscars ceremony. The Academy that decides the Oscars has invited actresses, many of them young and from ethnic minorities, and including Awkwafina, Zendaya and Constance Wu, to join as it continues a push to diversify its membership. Photo: AFP

In diversity push, Oscars Academy invites Awkwafina, Constance Wu, Ana de Armas and other non-white actresses to join

  • Asian-American stars of Crazy Rich Asians, upcoming Bond girl Ana de Armas, and Joker star Zazie Beetz among minority actresses to get Academy invitations
  • The Academy’s board of governors vowed four years ago to double the number of women and non-white members by 2020 after #OscarsSoWhite backlash on social media
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Backstage at the 2018 Oscars ceremony. The Academy that decides the Oscars has invited actresses, many of them young and from ethnic minorities, and including Awkwafina, Zendaya and Constance Wu, to join as it continues a push to diversify its membership. Photo: AFPBackstage at the 2018 Oscars ceremony. The Academy that decides the Oscars has invited actresses, many of them young and from ethnic minorities, and including Awkwafina, Zendaya and Constance Wu, to join as it continues a push to diversify its membership. Photo: AFP
Backstage at the 2018 Oscars ceremony. The Academy that decides the Oscars has invited actresses, many of them young and from ethnic minorities, and including Awkwafina, Zendaya and Constance Wu, to join as it continues a push to diversify its membership. Photo: AFP
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