Kirstie Alley calls New Oscars Best Picture Diversity Standards “disgrace to artists everywhere”

In a tweet she has since deleted, actress Kirstie Alley blasted the new diversity standards the Academy of Motion Pictures placed for films to be considered for “Best Picture” starting in 2024.

Alley wrote:

“This is a disgrace to artists everywhere…can you imagine telling Picasso what had to be in his fucking paintings,” tweeted Kirstie Alley. “You people have lost your minds. Control artists, control individual thought .. OSCAR ORWELL.”

In a follow-up tweet, Alley explained:

“I deleted my first tweet about the new rules for best movie OSCARS because I feel it was a poor analogy & misrepresented my viewpoint. I am 100% behind diversity inclusion & tolerance. I’m opposed to MANDATED ARBITRARY percentages relating to hiring human beings in any business.”


As reported in TCO, the Academy of Motion Pictures has announced a complicated “diversity” requirement that will be required to win “Best picture” that will be active starting in 2024.

Per the Academy “The standards are designed to encourage equitable representation on and off screen in order to better reflect the diversity of the movie-going audience.”

According to the Academy website “For the 96th Oscars (2024), a film must meet TWO out of FOUR of the following standards to be deemed eligible:”