Will The First Black AMPAS President Cheryl Boone Isaacs Be Blamed If Blacks Don’t Win At The Oscars? [EXCLUSIVE]



The 2014 Academy Awards are tonight (March 1) and newcomers Lupita Nyong’o and Chiwetel Ejiofor are up for their first Oscar nominations in their career. But, it is also another big first for Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African-American and third woman to hold the President position in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It will be her first show under the title.

Boone, who has been on the AMPAS Board of Governors for a total of 21 years (as of 2013), was inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall Of Fame at the 2014 NAACP Image Awards last week. Boone is no stranger to the ins and outs of Hollywood having worked on marketing campaigns for Oscar contenders like “Forrest Gump” and “Braveheart.” She served as the President of theatrical marketing for New Line Cinema and currently heads CBI Enterprises, Inc. that consulted on films “The Kings Speech”…

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