This week the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its representation and inclusion standards.
The Oscars are making it a requirement for movie studios to discriminate by hiring based not only physical appearance, but also sexual orientation.
In order to be considered for "Best Picture", a movie has to meet at least two of their four diversity quotas, before being considered for the category.
Not only do the film, production and accounting departments need to follow race-based hiring practices, but the film studio also must follow suit with executive personnel in marketing, publicity and distribution teams.
For now, this only applies to "Best Picture" category; however, "Best Feature Film," "Best Documentary Feature" and "Best International Feature Film" will be "addressed separately."