Hillary Clinton speaks out on Oscars' diversity problem

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Hillary Clinton addressed the recent controversy over the lack of racially diverse nominees at the 2016 Academy Awards in her exclusive interview with AOL.com in Iowa, calling the Academy's response to the disparity "overdue" and that they needed to "catch up."

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"I think it is overdue, but the Academy announced that they are going to be making some changes as they should," she replied when asked about the contentious issue, which has inspired many Hollywood figures to vow to boycott the award show.

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Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, promised "big changes" in a statement released last week.

"As many of you know, we have implemented changes to diversify our membership in the last four years. But the change is not coming as fast as we would like," she said.

Clinton joined the chorus of those "encouraging" the Academy to take swift action "to really move as quickly as they can to make those changes" she said.

Check out photos of Clinton on the trail in the heated final days leading up to the Iowa caucuses:

Hillary Clinton speaks out on Oscars' diversity problem
Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a campaign event in Decorah, Iowa, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Hoping to persuade undecided Democrats with just a week until the Iowa caucuses, Clinton and Bernie Sanders took on some of the questions that have most dogged their candidacies, from trustworthiness and e-mails to feasibility and socialism. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
MARSHALLTOWN, IA - JANUARY 26: A supporter of democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds a campaign sign during a 'get out the caucus' event at BR Miller Middle School on January 26, 2016 in Marshalltown, Iowa. With less than a week to go before the Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton is campaigning throughout Iowa. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton laughs during a rally at BR Miller Middle School in Marshalltown, Iowa, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
MARSHALLTOWN, IA - JANUARY 26: Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a 'get out the caucus' event at BR Miller Middle School on January 26, 2016 in Marshalltown, Iowa. With less than a week to go before the Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton is campaigning throughout Iowa. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a campaign event in Decorah, Iowa, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Hoping to persuade undecided Democrats with just a week until the Iowa caucuses, Clinton and Bernie Sanders took on some of the questions that have most dogged their candidacies, from trustworthiness and e-mails to feasibility and socialism. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
MARSHALLTOWN, IA - JANUARY 26: Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a 'get out the caucus' event at BR Miller Middle School on January 26, 2016 in Marshalltown, Iowa. With less than a week to go before the Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton is campaigning throughout Iowa. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
MARSHALLTOWN, IA - JANUARY 26: Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greets supporters during a 'get out the caucus' event at BR Miller Middle School on January 26, 2016 in Marshalltown, Iowa. With less than a week to go before the Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton is campaigning throughout Iowa. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
CEDAR FALLS, IA - JANUARY 26: Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a 'get out the caucus' event at the University of Northern Iowa on January 26, 2016 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. With less than a week to go before the Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton is campaigning throughout Iowa. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets a member of the audience after speaking at a rally at Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets members of the audience after speaking at a rally at BR Miller Middle School in Marshalltown, Iowa, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes a question from a member of the audience after speaking at a rally at Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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"Just think of the great films that not only display the diversity of America, but the diversity of the human experience," she told AOL.com.

"The Academy has to catch up with our reality."

Check out the full interview with Clinton below, in which she dishes on her biggest political regret and her thoughts on working together with one of the Republican candidates.

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