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Bafta tries to increase diversity with 120 changes to its awards

Academy says it will add 1,000 members from backgrounds that are underrepresented

Bafta has announced a complete overhaul of its awards system, which includes adding 1,000 new members to its committee and limiting the amount that studios can spend campaigning for nominations, in a bid to recognise more diverse talent.

The wide-ranging changes – described as a “creative renewal” by Bafta’s new chair, Krish Majumdar – are the result of a seven-month review process, which was triggered by heavy criticism over the lack of diversity in its major awards earlier this year.

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