Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Movies: Oscars "Not So White"? record number of invitations to Academy

Actors Michael B. Jordan and Oscar Isaac and directors Ryan Coogler and Cary  Fukunaga are among the record 683 people who will be invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as part of the largest and most diverse class of new invitees ever.
The list of names invited to join was released on Wednesday by the Academy, after the Board of Governors met on Tuesday night to review and vote on the slates of prospective new members submitted by committees from each of the Academy’s 17 branches.
Other actors invited to join the Academy include Anthony Anderson, Adam Beach, Kate BeckinsaleChadwick BosemanJohn Boyega, Carmen Ejogo, Idris ElbaAmerica FerreraGreta GerwigCarla GuginoTom Hiddleston,Regina KingPatti LuPoneRachel McAdams, Nate Parker,Anika Noni RoseEmma Watson and Marlon Wayans.

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