Many people in the movie world are angry that Hollywood and the movie industry are run by "old white men".People complained after the Oscar nominations came out last Thursday because all 20 of the actors in with a chance of winning an Oscar are white. In addition, there are no women in the directing or writing categories. The Los Angeles Times newspaper carried out a survey in 2012 on who the members of the Academy are. The members are the people who choose the men and women who are nominated for an Oscar. The LA Times survey found that the members of the academy were 94 per cent white, largely male, with an average age of 62. Critics say this means there is too little diversity in the Oscars.
Civil rights campaigner Al Sharpton was one of the biggest critics of the Academy. He complained that: "The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains - the higher you get, the whiter it gets." He added that: "The lack of diversity in [the] Oscar nominations is [terrible]." He said it was strange that one of the movies nominated for this year's 'Best Picture' award, 'Selma,' was about racism, but none of the actors in Selma nor any non-white actors in other movies were up for an award. Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy, said the members do their best to nominate the best people, regardless of their colour or gender. However, she did say that she hoped Hollywood would become more diverse.
电影节的许多人对好莱坞的这一做法表示不满，电影产业是被一帮白人所统治的。上周四奥斯卡揭晓的提名让人们怨声载道，这是因为所有有机会获得奥斯卡奖项的男演员都是白人 。此外，在导演和编剧类奖项中没有女性入围 。2012年，洛杉矶时代报对奥斯卡成员进行了调查 。那些成员只选择入围过奥斯卡提名的人 。洛杉矶时代的这项研究发现在奥斯卡的成员中有94%的白人，大部分都是男性，平均年龄为62岁 。批判家认为这就意味着奥斯卡并没有显示出它的多元化 。
1.come out 结果
In this grim little episode of recent American history, few people come out well.
2.be nominated for 提名
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3.be up for 准备
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Meanwhile, the public facilities that remained catered for the poor and the non-white, and were rapidly downgraded.
1.How do many people in the movie world feel about their industry?
2.How many actors have a chance of winning an Oscar?
3.When did the LA Times carry out a survey?
4.What percentage of the Academy is white?
5.What do critics say there is too little of in the Oscars?
6.Who is Al Sharpton?
a) president of the Academy
b) an actor
c) an L.A. Times reporter
d) a civil rights campaigner
7.What mountain range did Al Sharpton compare the Academy to?
b) Hajar Mountains
c) Rocky Mountains
8.What movie in the article could win the 'Best Picture' award?
a) Thrill Ma
d) Sell Ma
9.Who is Cheryl Boone Isaacs?
a) a director
b) an actress
c) president of the Academy
d) a reporter
10.What did Cheryl Boone Isaacs hope would become more diverse?