Shocking! Oscar voters are mostly white and male.

Posted: February 26th, 2012 | By: | Category: Figure it out. | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

How did Dances with Wolves win Best Picture? Why have there only been four female nominations for Best Director and only one female winner in 83 years? Why only four minority winners for Best Actor/Leading Role and only one (as of the timing of this post) for Best Actress/ Leading Role? Oscar voter stats: nearly 94% white, 77% male, median age 62. Go Bridesmaids!

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Read The Oscars’ Woman Problem at

Listen to Most Oscar Voters Are White, Male… Out of Touch? on NPR.