The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has added three new governors to its 51-member board and appointed six minority members to other leadership positions. It has also apologizing for a racially insensitive skit during last month's Oscar show.
Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the new appointees late Tuesday after a meeting of the organization's Board of Governors. The board also ratified other changes proposed in January designed to increase diversity within the academy's ranks, including limiting Oscar voting rights to those active in the movie business.
Earlier Tuesday, the academy released a statement saying it "regrets that any aspect of the Oscar telecast was offensive" in response to complaints about a skit during the academy Awards that some of its members said stereotyped Asians.