"After a thorough review, including an extensive presentation of revised protocols and ambitious controls, the board has decided to continue working with PwC," Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the Academy President, wrote
The vote late Tuesday followed a tumultuous several months for the body that bestows the Oscars, with the all-white slate of acting nominees at the 2016 ceremony sparking outrage
"With the help of some 21st century technology, we're able to honour the Oscars' proud beginnings," Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said in a statement. "The new statuette exemplifies impeccable craftsmanship and the enduring nature of art," she added
The Academy's board said it would take steps to double the number of women and minority members by 2020. "These new measures regarding governance and voting will have an immediate impact and begin the process of significantly changing our membership composition," said Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs
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 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 Oscar nominations were announced today by directors Alfonso Cuaron and J J Abrams, actor Chris Pine and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs
Neil Patrick Harris is going for an awards-show trifecta and is set to host the 2015 Oscars after four hosting stints at Broadway's Tony Awards and two at TV's Primetime Emmy Awards.