On January 15th, 2015, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released their nominations for the 2015 Oscars.
Dan Mayeda, co-chair of the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition (APAMC) issued the following quote:
“Along with many others, the APAMC is disappointed in the glaring lack of diversity in the Academy Award nominations announced on January 15th, including a complete shut out of people of color in the acting categories and no women nominated in the directing, writing or cinematography categories. This obviously reflects the lack of diversity in Oscar voters as well as in films generally. It behooves Hollywood-as an economic imperative, if not a moral one-to begin more closely reflecting the changing face of America.”
The Asian Pacific American Media Coalition (APAMC) has agreements with ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC committing them to work to increase diversity on-screen and behind the camera.
APAMC members include such organizations as the Asian American Justice Center, East West Players, Japanese American Citizens League, Media Action Network for Asian Americans, National Federation of Filipino American Associations, OCA, and Visual Communications. (end)