Well it came as no surprise today, when the LA Times reported on the demographics that make up the Academy, who vote on all the awards given at the Oscars, is made up of mostly white old men…see above. The breakdown of the demographics is as follows:-

  • Median age of Academy voters: 62
  • Voters younger than 50: 14%
  • 77% male, 23% female
  • 94% Caucasian
  • 2% black
  • Less than 2% Latino
  • Caucasians make up more than 90% of every branch except actors, which are 88% white.
  • Notable members: Tom Hanks, Sidney Poitier, Meryl Streep and Steven Spielberg, Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeffrey Wright
  • Notable non-members: Woody Allen, George Lucas
  • Less-Notable members:Pee Wee Herman, Vin Diesel, Steve Guttenberg.

Yip that’s right, the guy from Police Academy and Vin Diesel have a vote. So no wonder most movies fail the bechdal test….



  1. can anyone say bias?

    or wait

    RACIST? hahahahahahaha!

  2. but i’m not surprised though, this is the story of the Oscars every year consistently ever since its inception (which should’ve won film of the year)

    White supremacy is an age old American tradition and i think one of their favorite past times

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