Listen to (and share) episode 24 of our audio podcast Deadline Awards Watch With Pete Hammond. Our awards columnist and host David Bloom discuss the Motion Picture Academy’s move to diversify its membership (dominated by white men according to stats) and what it might mean for future Oscar nominees and winners; this weekend’s big Academy all-members meeting; and TCM’s new film about influential Oscar-winning producer Richard Zanuck, the man behind films from The Sound Of Music and Hello Dolly to Driving Miss Daisy and Cocoon. Pete also discusses this weekend’s film debuts, led by the summer season’s first box-office juggernaut Ironman 3. Indie alternatives debuting this weekend include The Ice Man starring Michael Shannon and Ray Liotta, and the considerably gentler Love Is All You Need, starring Pierce Brosnan and directed by Susanne Bier, who last directed the Oscar-winning foreign-language film In A Better World.
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