Marcus was recently profiled as one of the 100 people in Hollywood who could help fix the academy’s diversity problem.

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Hollywood has struggled over the years to find enough diversity candidates for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Los Angeles Times embarked on a search to help out.

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs has vowed to double the number of women and minorities in the academy by 2020, after her membership nominated an all-white slate of candidates in the four acting categories for a second year in a row, prompting the #OscarsSoWhite outrage.
The academy will soon announce its annual list of candidates for membership, and it has a long way to go to achieve diversity. In a landmark 2012 study, the Los Angeles Times reported that voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences — the people who decide the Oscars — were 94% white and 77% male.

In February of this year, The Times updated the study and found that little progress had been made: Oscar voters are now 91% white and 76% male.

We submit the following 100 names to academy leaders for their consideration.


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