Actor Adil Hussain tweeted the news on Friday and also shared a copy of the letter from Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Sharen K. Davis (costume designer), Roger Ross William (documentary), Laura Karpman, (music) and Kevin Collier (sound) are also part of the newly constituted board.
"I have never used the word boycott," Spike Lee said in an interview. He wrote an open letter to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president and board of governors posted on Instagram decrying the "Lilly White" actors nominations for a second consecutive year, and said he and his wife would not attend
Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, said that while it was important to acknowledge the work of the actors nominated for the awards being given out on February 28, she was "both heartbroken and frustrated about the lack of inclusion"
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation will be held on February 7
The first black president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences spoke out about the Oscar nominations and the widespread criticism that followed
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will premiere a new, digitally restored version of Clark Gable's 1934 Best Picture winner It Happened One Night.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revoked the song Alone Yet Not Alone from the film of the same name, from its nomination for best original song.
Actress Angelina Jolie, along with Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and Piero Tosi, will be honoured by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for their humanitarian efforts.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled 276 names including Grammy winner Prince, Jennifer Lopez, The Hangover helmer Todd Phillips, who have been invited to join the organisation this year.
Daniel Craig-starrer Skyfall has become the first James Bond film to be nominated for the top prize at the Producers Guild of America Awards.
Growing concern that problems with the new electronic Oscar voting system could lead to record-low turnout has prompted the motion picture academy to extend the deadline for members to vote for Oscar nominations.