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Brie Larson & Alicia Vikander Step Out for Oscar Nominees 2016 Luncheon

Brie Larson and Alicia Vikander look amazing in their super chic looks for the 2016 Academy Awards nominee luncheon on Monday (February 8) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The pair were joined by fellow nominees Rooney Mara and Charlotte Rampling, as well as Room‘s Jacob Tremblay and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs.

Rooney (Carol) and Alicia (The Danish Girl) are nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category, while Brie (Room) and Charlotte (45 Years) are representing the Best Actress category.

FYI: Brie is wearing an Emilia Wickstead top and skirt with ‚ÄčDana Rebecca Designs rings, Ariel Gordon earrings, and Christian Louboutin shoes. Alicia is wearing Louis Vuitton. Rooney is wearing Giambattista Valli.

15+ pictures inside of the nominees at the luncheon…More Here! »

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Academy Announces Membership Changes to Increase Diversity

The Academy has announced that there will be changes to the membership implemented later this year to ensure diversity after all white actors were nominated at the Oscars for the past two years.

“The Academy is going to lead and not wait for the industry to catch up,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs in a statement. “These new measures regarding governance and voting will have an immediate impact and begin the process of significantly changing our membership composition.”

The goal of the Academy is to double the number of diverse members and women by 2020.

“Beginning later this year, each new member’s voting status will last 10 years, and will be renewed if that new member has been active in motion pictures during that decade,” the release began. “In addition, members will receive lifetime voting rights after three ten-year terms; or if they have won or been nominated for an Academy Award. We will apply these same standards retroactively to current members. In other words, if a current member has not been active in the last 10 years they can still qualify by meeting the other criteria. Those who do not qualify for active status will be moved to emeritus status. Emeritus members do not pay dues but enjoy all the privileges of membership, except voting. This will not affect voting for this year’s Oscars.”

Click inside to read the rest of the Academy’s press release… More Here! »

Jada Pinkett Smith Responds to Academy's Diversity Statement

Jada Pinkett Smith is responding to the Academy after president Cheryl Boone Isaacs released a lengthy statement on the lack of diversity in the Oscar nominations this year.

The 44-year-old actress previously announced that she will be boycotting the Oscars after no actors of color were nominated this year.

Cheryl then released a statement saying that Academy will be reviewing its membership in the coming days and weeks to bring about diversity as soon as possible.

“I would like to express my gratitude to the Academy, specifically Cheryl Boone Isaacs, for such a quick response in regard to the issue at hand. I look forward to the future,” Jada tweeted on Tuesday afternoon (January 19).

Oscars 2016: Academy President Releases Statement on Lack of Diversity

In a rare move, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the Academy president, is speaking out on the lack of diversity in the 2016 Oscar nominations.

“I’d like to acknowledge the wonderful work of this year’s nominees. While we celebrate their extraordinary achievements, I am both heartbroken and frustrated about the lack of inclusion. This is a difficult but important conversation, and it’s time for big changes. The Academy is taking dramatic steps to alter the makeup of our membership. In the coming days and weeks we will conduct a review of our membership recruitment in order to bring about much-needed diversity in our 2016 class and beyond,” she said in a statement released by the Academy.

“As many of you know, we have implemented changes to diversify our membership in the last four years,” she continued. “But the change is not coming as fast as we would like. We need to do more, and better and more quickly”

“This isn’t unprecedented for the Academy,” Cheryl added. “In the ’60s and ’70s it was about recruiting younger members to stay vital and relevant. In 2016, the mandate is inclusion in all of its facets: gender, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation. We recognize the very real concerns of our community, and I so appreciate all of you who have reached out to me in our effort to move forward together.”

Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee have both announced that they will be boycotting the Oscars this year after all 20 acting nominees were white actors for the second straight year.

Chris Pine & Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs Announce the Oscar Nominations (Photos)

Chris Pine and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs take the podium to announce the 2015 Oscar nominations at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Thursday morning (January 15) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Also there to announce the awards were directors J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron!

Be sure to check out the full list of Oscar nominees from this morning in case you missed them. Also be sure to look at the list of Oscar snubs as well.

10+ pictures inside of Chris Pine announcing the Oscar nominees this morning…More Here! »

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Academy President Accidentally Announces 'Dick Poop' As an Oscar Nominee - Watch Now!

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs made quite the slip up today while announcing the 2015 Oscar nominations when she pronounced cinematographer Dick Pope’s name as “Dick Poop.”

Dick is a British cinematographer who picked up a nomination in the Best Cinematography category for his work on Mr. Turner. Soon after Cheryl made the blunder, the Internet went nuts considering the funny intimations associated with “Dick Poop”! LOL!

Watch Cheryl‘s blunder below. And be sure to check out the 2015 Oscar nominations full list in case you missed it!

Academy President Accidentally Announces ‘Dick Poop’ As a Nominee