Sharmila Tagore served as the chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) from 2004 to 2011. In 2005 Ms Tagore was chosen as an UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
Filmmaker Harvey Weinstein, who gave a shout-out to Leonardo on stage at the amfAR New York Gala, said: "As an Academy member, you're not supposed to endorse anyone up for an Academy Award, but I have to say Leo DiCaprio is so amazing in The Revenant"
"The issue is not the Academy. Even if you fill the Academy with black and Latino and Asian members, if there's no one on the screen to vote for, you're not going to get the outcome that you want. I won once. So it can't be that racist," said Whoopi Goldberg, who received the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 1991 for her role in Ghost
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