DuVernay, whose 2014 film Selma was denied best director and best actor Oscar nominations, partially fueling the #OscarsSoWhite controversy that resulted in significant changes at the Academy, is among six people who, via elections that ran from June 1 to 5, were elected to the board for the first time. (All board members are elected to three-year terms. Seventeen of the board’s 51 seats come up for election every year; the other three are filled by appointment of the Academy president every three years.)
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