Richard Dreyfuss isn’t embracing the new diversity and inclusion requirements for next year’s Oscars.
“They make me vomit,” the Mr. Holland’s Opus actor, 75, said in an interview on PBS’ Firing Line with Margaret Hoover. “Because this is an art form. It’s also a form of commerce, and it makes money. But it’s an art. And no one should be telling me as an artist that I have to give in to the latest, most current idea of what morality is.”
The initiative, which was announced back in 2020, requires nominees for Best Picture to meet certain standards, including “on-screen representation, themes, and narratives; creative leadership and project team; industry access and opportunities; and audience development,” the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences said at the time.
To satisfy the demand, one of three criteria needs to be met, the Academy said. At least one actors actor from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group must be …