Oscars chief Boone Isaacs steps down from governors board

May 13, 2017 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The departing president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which organizes the Oscars, said on Friday she is also stepping down from the board of governors. The announcement by Cheryl Boone Isaacs that she is not seeking re-election to the board follows controversies over diversity at the Oscars and a blunder over the best picture winner at this year’s glittering awards show. Boone Isaacs, the Academy’s first African-American president, is departing after serving 24 years on the board of the…

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