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after a wave of criticism the operative making them changing the academy of motion picture of announcing Friday pledged to double its membership of women and minorities by twenty twenty and it will weed out members who haven't worked actively in the film industry in the past few decades but it's too late for the twenty sixteen author's coming on February twenty eighth the academy's been getting a bad rap instant relief second straight year of all white actor nominations , Mike Lee who won a lifetime achievement award in November from the academy that he was getting it out in protest data Pinkett Smith and Will Smith alter said they would stay home it's not clear if the latest move will get their megastars back to joining Hollywood's biggest night lifted the six thousand or so academy members had never been disclosed other let twenty twelve left and your time study found that its members were nearly ninety four percent white , seventy seven percent male academy president Cheryl Boone I think he was African American and I'd come under increasing pressure from actors and filmmakers of color at the academy is going to lead and not wait for the industry to catch up