• Starting in 2024, films that wish to be eligible for the Best Picture Oscar must meet certain diversity requirements 
  • The initiative is part of the Academy Aperture 2025 initiative, aiming at increasing diversity within the Academy’s ranks
  • Films must meet at least two of four new standards if they wish to be Best Picture eligible, though all other categories will be held to previous standards.
  • The first standard include having a lead or supporting character from a diverse group or have 30% of actors in an ensemble from a diverse group
  • The second standard calls for two creative leadership roles to be filled by underrepresented groups.
  • The third standard calls for studios and production companies to have interns/apprentices from underrepresented groups while the fourth calls for underrepresented groups to be present in the film’s marketing and publicity.