The Oscars Are Still So White, but Why?

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This year's Oscar nominees are so exclusively white that Will Smith and other black actors are talking about a boycott. The Academy's critics say the real problem lies with overwhelmingly white Hollywood studios.

For the second year in a row, The Oscars are being ridiculed for ignoring non-white actors, directors and movies…and a growing list of Hollywood luminaries are threatening to boycott the awards. But entertainers and executives admit the root of the industry's diversity problem lies with Hollywood studios. Kim Masters is host of The Business on KCRW and editor-at -large for the Hollywood Reporter.

Credits

Guest:
Kim Masters - editor-at-large of The Hollywood Reporter, and host of KCRW's “The Business.” - @kimmasters

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Jenny Hamel, Andrea Brody, Paul von Zielbauer