Sydney, 2022-06-28 15:16:29. Academy Awards: 397 people were invited to join the Academy
New Oscar winners Ariana Debus, Troy Kotsur and Billie Eilish are among the 397 individuals invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The organization that put together the Oscars on Tuesday said 44 percent of the 2022 class are women, 50 percent are from outside the United States and 37 percent are from underrepresented racial and ethnic communities. If the invitees accept, which most of them agree, they will be given voting privileges at the 95th Academy Awards.
This year’s invited cast includes Anya Taylor-Joy, Jesse Buckley, Gabe Hoffman, “Belfast” co-stars Jamie Dornan and Caitriona Balfe, as well as Jesse Plemons and Cody Smit McPhee, both of “The Power of Dog.” There is an important international presence as well, with invitations to Iran’s Amir Jadidi (“Hero”), Norway’s Rinat Rensvi (“the worst person in the world”), Vincent London (“Titan”), and Funke Akindele of Nigeria. (“Jenifa”) and Japanese Hidetoshi Nishijima (“Drive My Car”).
Directors on the list include Andrew Ahn (“Fire Island”), Reinaldo Marcos Green (“King Richard”), Mary Lambert (“Pet Sematary II”), Amy Simitz (“She Dies Tomorrow”) and Isabel Sandoval (“Lingua Franca”).
Several people, including “Flee” director Jonas Poeher Rasmussen, “Drive My Car” writer and director Ryosuke Hamaguchi, and “CODA” writer and director Sian Heder, were invited into several branches, but they must choose one upon admission.
In the music branch, Eilish’s brother, Phineas O’Connell, was invited along with Dan Romer (“Luca”) and Nathan Johnson (“Knives Out”). Those invited to the writing branch include Jeremy O. Harris (“Zola”), Adele Lim (“Crazy Rich Asians”), Alex Ross Perry (“Listen to Philip”), Jon Spaihts (“Dune”) and Craig Mazen (“The Hangover Part”). Second”).
Each year, the Academy invites a new group of entertainment professionals to join the organization. Although an Academy Award nomination is not a requirement, it is often a stepping stone. The invitee category 2022, for example, has 71 Oscar nominees and 15 winners.
For years, the academy has been particularly focused on diversifying its ranks. If everyone accepted from this year’s class, 34 percent of the academy would be women, 19 percent from an underrepresented community and 23 percent from outside the United States.
The 95th Academy Awards will be held in Los Angeles on March 12, 2023.
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