During a Zoom panel hosted by Unifrance, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences shared further details about their diversification initiatives.

“We are dealing with and adapting to a COVID 19 world,” said Academy President David Rubin, reports IndieWire, “and addressing this unique cultural moment. In the last five years, we’ve taken a major step, through the members we invite to join and the films we celebrate, but it’s clear there is more work to be done. We are determined to continue making big moves to reflect that commitment more than ever.”

On June 11, 2020, at a Board of Governors meeting, the prestigious Academy had spoken about its inclusion initiatives, Aperture 2025 which aims to push for diversity within the industry in general and within the Academy in particular.

According to Indiewire, the Academy plans to give the Hollywood film industry “time to read and build up toward the requirement, eventually leading to whether or not a film is eligible for Oscar,” and aims to work with studios and production companies in this endeavour. The Academy is also in consultation with organisations like the BAFTA and BFI in order to try and create a universal standard of inclusion that benefits everybody.