I’m approaching it as, obviously, an actor, but also approaching it as a woman of color. And what is a good picture for me is films that challenge me, have something completely different to say, important to say, and are dangerous because of that.

Alma Martinez, actress and member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

“Oscars 2014: Women, minorities changing the look of the Academy–slowly” from KPCC

You can read more about efforts to diversify the AMPAS at NPR’s Code Switch Blog: New Academy President Pushes For More Diverse Voting Members

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