Nightly News | February 20, 2012
>>> also as the oscar countdown begins there is a new and realistic portrait of who the academy is. who votes on the films in the running and the voters are overwhelmingly white and male. while the list of close to 6,000 is secret there was a survey that found they are 94% white, 77% male. blacks make up 2% of the academy. latinos, less than that. the paper found some voting members had left the film business long ago including a nun and a bookstore owner and their votes count as much as the big stars and the studio heads.