The BAFTAs, the British equivalent of the Oscars, will exclude films that are not diverse starting in 2019.

The BAFTAs, the British equivalent of the Oscars, will exclude films that are not diverse starting in 2019.

In an incredibly bold move, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced last week that, beginning in 2019, works that do not demonstrate inclusivity in their production practices will no longer be eligible for the Outstanding British Film or Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer awards at the annual BAFTAs, often considered the U.K. equivalent of the Oscars.* Eligible projects must showcase this in two of the following ways, as the BBC reported: On-screen characters and themes, senior roles and crew, industry training and career progression, and audience access and appeal to underrepresented audiences. BAFTA will also remove the requirement that newly admitted voters be recommended by two existing members.

Source: The BAFTAs, the British equivalent of the Oscars, will exclude films that are not diverse starting in 2019.

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