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The Academy Responds To #OscarsSoWhite With Diverse Class Of New Members Including Idris Elba, Oscar Isaac, Michael B. Jordan, & More!

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences is already starting to make good on its promise to double its number of women and diverse members!

On Wednesday, the Academy released a list of the 683 names of the organization's newest invitees, marking the biggest and most diverse class of new voters ever!

Related: 2016's Oscars Ratings Were The Lowest In Years!

Stars like Idris Elba, Oscar Isaac, Michael B. Jordan, and more have been invited to join the elite group, following the Oscars' #OscarsSoWhite controversy earlier this year.

For the 2016 ceremony, all 20 of the acting nominees were white, sparking outrage across the country.

But now, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs is following through on her plan to include more female faces and diverse members in the mix, by also inviting stars like America Ferrera, Eva Mendes, John Boyega, Regina King, Anthony Anderson, and more.

Plus, transgender filmmakers and sisters Lana and Lilly Wachowski were also asked to become members!

YAAAS! We're LOVING this list! Ch-ch-check out everyone who got invited this year (below)!

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Academy Apologizes To George Takei & Other Asian Members After They Protest 'Tasteless' Jokes From The 2016 Oscars!

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It looks like The Academy is in hot water again!

Chris Rock did an AH-Mazing job of putting the organization on blast for its lack of diversity at the 2016 Oscars.

But during the ceremony, he still managed to tell some racially insensitive jokes himself that played with Asian stereotypes — and some people weren't laughing about it.

George Takei, Ang Lee, and Sandra Oh were some of 25 Academy members of Asian descent that sent a letter to the Academy protesting jokes about Asian's during the Oscars last month.

Related: Henry Cavill Questions If The Oscars' Push For Diversity Is 'Racist'!

These old and lame jokes included Rock's skit that introduced three Asian children as Academy accountants, and an ad-libbed comment by Sacha Baron Cohen suggesting that Asians have small peens.

The letter asked for "concrete steps" to make sure that award shows will avoid the "tone-deaf approach" to Asians in the future. The letter states:

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Jada Pinkett Smith Responds To Academy President's Statement On The Lack Of Oscars Diversity!

Find out what the actress has to say now!

Jada Pinkett Smith is thrilled to see the Academy stepping up!

On Monday, the President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences opened up about the upsetting lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominations.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs explained that she's "heartbroken and frustrated," but is actually planning on making changes that will hopefully prevent this from happening in the future!

Related: Alexis Arquette Claims Jada Is In The Closet!

In fact, the Academy head even explained that she'll be trying to switch up the elite group's membership, so that diversity is better represented.

And the Gotham alum, who announced she'll be boycotting the high-profile awards show, is loving Cheryl's new efforts!

The 44-year-old took to Facebook to respond to her statement, saying:

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David Oyelowo & Idris Elba Talk Lack Of Diversity In Hollywood — AND In The U.K.! See How They Put The Academy & British TV On BLAST!

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Last year, David Oyelowo was arguably the biggest Oscars snub for not receiving a nomination for playing Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma.

After it was revealed that all 20 of this year's nominees were white, the Captive star has joined other A-listers and put the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on blast for lack of diversity!

Video: Fresh Prince Actress SLAMS Jada Pinkett Smith Over Oscars Boycott!

At a gala honoring Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs on Monday night, the 39-year-old broke away from his prepared speech as he was presenting the president with an award, saying:

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The Academy Awards President Comments On The Lack Of Oscars Diversity — Says She Is 'Both Heartbroken & Frustrated'!

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This is sure to be inneresting.

On Monday, the President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences issued a statement following Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith's call for a boycott of the Oscars.

As we previously reported, many A-listers were outraged after it was revealed that all 20 of the acting nominees were white. Oof!

Photos: Celebs With The Most Nominations & ZERO Wins!

In response to the backlash, President Cheryl Boone Isaacs stated:

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Academy Awards President Cheryl Boone Isaacs Remarks Upon The LACK Of Diversity Amongst The Nominees This Year!

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Everyone should be curious about what she had to say!

The first black president of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has made a statement about the whole lack of diversity thing amongst the Oscar nominees this year.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs made the remarks this past Friday night and basically said that she, like everyone else, hopes to see greater diversity in the years to come!

Here's what she said

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