This year, half of the artists invited to join the Motion Picture Academy are women. 842 new members, from 59 countries, who will vote for the upcoming Academy Awards ceremonies, were announced in an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences statement. Out of seventeen of the professional categories represented, ten recruited more women than men.
In 2017, we witnessed the emergence of the #MeToo movement, which shook Hollywood and the movie world in general. At the time, many voices rose, denouncing - among other things - a Motion Picture Academy that was too masculine and too white, hardly reflecting the diversity of society. This year, we see that #MeToo has changed things. The proportion of women increased from 25% in 2015 to 32% in 2019 and people of colour will now represent 16% compared to 8% in 2015.