- The Washington Times - Sunday, February 28, 2016

Actress Kerry Washington, who will presenting one of the best picture nominees Sunday evening, said that the only way to change the Academy’s lack of diversity is to “do so from the inside.”

“If you look at the history of moments, the history of change, a lot of voices are needed at the table,” the “Django Unchained” actress, who joined the Academy three years ago, said on ABC. “As a new member of the Academy, I want to make sure that there’s institutional change to make sure that we never have a year like this year again — that we’re as inclusive as possible.”

Miss Washington said that the drive is not only to include more actors of color but also women and the elderly.

“It’s making sure that our films represent [all of] humanity,” she said.

• Eric Althoff can be reached at twt@washingtontimes.com.

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