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  • Rich Landry
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    #155587

    The academy just released the names if the newly invited members. I was a bit surprised by Barkhad Abdi as he has the one role and did not win but probably has a lot of support from Tom Hanks.

    Here is the link with the new members:

    http://www.deadline.com/2014/06/oscars-academy-membership-invites-2014-new-members/  

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    Atypical
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    I’m fairly shocked that some of these actors weren’t already members. Yay Barkhad Abdi and Lupita Nyong’o!

      

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    2014 INVITEES:

    Actors
    Barkhad Abdi – “Captain Phillips”
    Clancy Brown – “The Hurricane,” “The Shawshank Redeption”
    Paul Dano – “12 Years a Slave,” “Prisoners”
    Michael Fassbender – “12 Years a Slave,” “Shame”
    Ben Foster – “Lone Survivor,” “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”
    Beth Grant – “The Artist,” “No Country for Old Men”
    Clark Gregg – “Much Ado about Nothing,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”
    Sally Hawkins – “Blue Jasmine,” “Happy-Go-Lucky”
    Josh Hutcherson – “The Hunger Games,” “The Kids Are All Right”
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus – “Enough Said,” “Planes”
    Kelly Macdonald – “Brave,” “No Country for Old Men”
    Mads Mikkelsen – “The Hunt,” “Casino Royale”
    Joel McKinnon Miller – “Super 8,” “The Truman Show”
    Cillian Murphy – “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Inception”
    Lupita Nyong’o – “Non-Stop,” “12 Years a Slave”
    Rob Riggle – “21 Jump Street,” “The Hangover”
    Chris Rock – “Grown Ups 2,” “Madagascar”
    June Squibb – “Nebraska,” “About Schmidt”
    Jason Statham – “Parker,” “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”
    David Strathairn – “Lincoln,” “Good Night, and Good Luck.”

    Casting Directors
    Douglas Aibel – “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Immigrant”
    Simone Bär – “The Monuments Men,” “The Book Thief”
    Kerry Barden – “August: Osage County,” “Dallas Buyers Club”
    Nikki Barrett – “The Railway Man,” “The Great Gatsby”
    Mark Bennett – “Drinking Buddies,” “Zero Dark Thirty”
    Risa Bramon Garcia – “Speed,” “Wall Street”
    Michelle Guish – “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Nanny McPhee”
    Billy Hopkins – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “Disconnect”
    Ros Hubbard – “Romeo & Juliet,” “The Mummy”
    Allison Jones – “The Way, Way Back,” “The Heat”
    Christine King – “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” “Star
    Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith”
    Beatrice Kruger – “To Rome with Love,” “The American”
    Marci Liroff – “Mean Girls,” “Pretty in Pink”
    Debbie McWilliams – “Skyfall,” “Quantum of Solace”
    Joseph Middleton – “TheTwilight Saga: New Moon,” “Legally Blonde”
    Robi Reed – “For Colored Girls,” “Do the Right Thing”
    Kevin Reher – “Monsters University,” “Finding Nemo”
    Paul Schnee – “August: Osage County,” “Dallas Buyers Club”
    Gail Stevens – “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Lucinda Syson – “Gravity,” “Fast and & Furious 6”
    Fiona Weir – “J. Edgar,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”
    Ronnie Yeskel – “The Sessions,” “Atlas Shrugged Part 1”

    Cinematographers
    Sean Bobbitt – “12 Years a Slave,” “The Place beyond the Pines”
    Philippe Le Sourd – “The Grandmaster,” “Seven Pounds”
    James Neihouse – “Hubble 3D,” “Nascar: The IMAX Experience”
    Masanobu Takayanagi – “Out of the Furnace,” “Silver Linings Playbook”
    Bradford Young – “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” “Pariah”

    Costume Designers
    William Chang Suk Ping – “The Grandmaster,” “In the Mood for Love”
    Pascaline Chavanne – “Renoir,” “Augustine”
    Daniela Ciancio – “The Great Beauty,” “Il Divo”
    Frank L. Fleming – “Draft Day,” “Monster’s Ball”
    Maurizio Millenotti – “Hamlet,” “Otello”
    Beatrix Aruna Pasztor – “Great Expectations,” “Good Will Hunting”
    Karyn Wagner – “Lovelace,” “The Green Mile”

    Designers
    William Arnold – “Lovelace,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”
    K.K. Barrett – “Her,” “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”
    Susan Benjamin – “Saving Mr. Banks,” “The Blind Side”
    Bill Boes – “The Smurfs 2,” “Fantastic Four”
    Tony Fanning – “Contraband,” “War of the Worlds”
    Robert Greenfield – “Priest,” “Almost Famous”
    Marcia Hinds – “I Spy,” “The Public Eye”
    Sonja Brisbane Klaus – “Prometheus,” “Robin Hood”
    David S. Lazan – “Flight,” “American Beauty”
    Diane Lederman – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “Tower Heist”
    Heather Loeffler – “American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”
    Christa Munro – “Jack Reacher,” “Erin Brockovich”
    Andy Nicholson – “Gravity,” “The Host”
    Adam Stockhausen – “12 Years a Slave,” “Moonrise Kingdom”

    Directors
    Hany Abu-Assad – “Omar,” “Paradise Now”
    Jay Duplass – “Jeff, Who Lives at Home,” “Cyrus”
    Mark Duplass – “Jeff, Who Lives at Home,” “Cyrus”
    David Gordon Green – “Joe,” “Pineapple Express”
    Gavin O’Connor – “Warrior,” “Miracle”
    Gina Prince-Bythewood – “The Secret Life of Bees,” “Love and Basketball”
    Paolo Sorrentino – “The Great Beauty,” “This Must Be the Place”
    Jean-Marc Vallée – “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Young Victoria”
    Felix van Groeningen – “The Broken Circle Breakdown,” “The Misfortunates”
    Denis Villeneuve – “Prisoners,” “Incendies”
    Thomas Vinterberg – “The Hunt,” “The Celebration”

    Documentary
    Malcolm Clarke – “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life,” “Prisoner of Paradise”
    Dan Cogan – “How to Survive a Plague,” “The Queen of Versailles”
    Kief Davidson – “Open Heart,” “Kassim the Dream”
    Dan Geller – “The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden,” “Ballets Russes”
    Dayna Goldfine – “The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden,” “Ballets Russes”
    Julie Goldman – “God Loves Uganda,” “Gideon’s Army”
    Sam Green – “Utopia in Four Movements,” “The Weather Underground”
    Gary Hustwit – “Urbanized,” “Helvetica”
    Eugene Jarecki – “The House I Live In,” “Why We Fight”
    Brian Johnson – “Anita,” “Buena Vista Social Club”
    Ross Kauffman – “E-Team,” “Born into Brothels”
    Morgan Neville – “20 Feet from Stardom,” “Troubadours”
    Matthew J. O’Neill – “Redemption,” “China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan
    Province”
    Rithy Panh – “The Missing Picture,” “S-21: The Khmer Rouge Death Machine”
    Lucy Massie Phenix – “Regret to Inform,” “Word Is Out”
    Enat Sidi – “Detropia,” “Jesus Camp”
    Molly Thompson – “The Unknown Known,” “Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer”
    Cynthia Wade – “Mondays at Racine,” “Freeheld”

    Executives
    Adrian Alperovich
    Sean Bailey
    Len Blavatnik
    Nicholas Carpou
    Nancy Carson
    Charles S. Cohen
    Jason Constantine
    Peter Cramer
    William Kyle Davies
    Christopher Floyd
    David Garrett
    David Hollis
    Tomas Jegeus
    Michelle Raimo Kouyate
    Anthony James Marcoly
    Hiroyasu Matsuoka
    Kim Roth
    John Sloss

    Film Editors
    Alan Baumgarten – “American Hustle,” “Gangster Squad”
    Alan Edward Bell – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “The Amazing Spider-Man”
    Dorian Harris – “The Magic of Belle Isle,” “The Mod Squad”
    Sabrina Plisco – “The Smurfs 2,” “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow”
    Tatiana S. Riegel – “Million Dollar Arm,” “The Way, Way Back”
    Julie Rogers – “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl”
    Mark Sanger – “Gravity”
    Joan Sobel – “Admission,” “A Single Man”
    Crispin Struthers – “American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”
    Tracey Wadmore-Smith – “About Last Night,” “Death at a Funeral”
    Joe Walker – “12 Years a Slave,” “Shame”
    John Wilson – “The Book Thief,” “Billy Elliot”

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    2014 INVITEES (CONTINUED):

    Makeup Artists and Hairstylists
    Vivian Baker – “Oz The Great and Powerful,” “Conviction”
    Adruitha Lee – “Dallas Buyers Club,” “12 Years a Slave”
    Robin Mathews – “Dallas Buyers Club,” “The Runaways”
    Anne Morgan – “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” “A Little Bit of Heaven”
    Gloria Pasqua-Casny – “The Lone Ranger,” “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”

    Members-at-Large
    Peter Becker
    Jeff Dashnaw
    Kenneth L. Halsband
    Jody Levin
    Tom MacDougall
    Chuck Picerni, Jr.
    Spiro Razatos
    Mic Rodgers
    Kevin J. Yeaman

    Music
    Kristen Anderson-Lopez – “Frozen,” “Winnie the Pooh”
    Stanley Clarke – “The Best Man Holiday,” “Boyz N the Hood”
    Earl Ghaffari – “Frozen,” “Wreck-It Ralph”
    Steve Jablonsky – “Lone Survivor,” “Ender’s Game”
    Robert Lopez – “Frozen,” “Winnie the Pooh”
    Steven Price – “Gravity,” “The World’s End”
    Tony Renis – “Hidden Moon,” “Quest for Camelot”
    Angie Rubin – “Pitch Perfect,” “Sex and the City”
    Buck Sanders – “Warm Bodies,” “The Hurt Locker”
    Charles Strouse – “All Dogs Go to Heaven,” “Annie”
    Eddie Vedder – “Eat Pray Love,” “Into the Wild”
    Pharrell Williams – “Despicable Me 2,” “Fast & Furious”

    Producers
    Jason Blumenthal – “Hope Springs,” “Seven Pounds”
    Dana Brunetti – “Captain Phillips,” “The Social Network”
    Megan Ellison – “American Hustle,” “Her”
    Sean Furst – “Daybreakers,” “The Cooler”
    Nicola Giuliano – “The Great Beauty,” “This Must Be the Place”
    Preston Holmes – “Waist Deep,” “Tupac: Resurrection”
    Lynette M. Howell – “The Place beyond the Pines,” “Blue Valentine”
    Anthony Katagas – “12 Years a Slave,” “Killing Them Softly”
    Alix Madigan – “Girl Most Likely,” “Winter’s Bone”
    Paul Mezey – “The Girl,” “Maria Full of Grace”
    Stephen Nemeth – “The Sessions,” “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”
    Tracey Seaward – “Philomena,” “The Queen”
    John H. Williams – “Space Chimps,” “Shrek 2”

    Public Relations
    Larry Angrisani
    Nancy Bannister
    Christine Batista
    Karen Hermelin
    Marisa McGrath Liston
    David Magdael
    Steven Raphael
    Bettina R. Sherick
    Dani Weinstein

    Short Films and Feature Animation
    Didier Brunner – “Ernest & Celestine,” “The Triplets of Belleville”
    Scott Clark – “Monsters University,” “Up”
    Pierre Coffin – “Despicable Me 2,” “Despicable Me”
    Esteban Crespo – “Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me),” “Lala”
    Peter Del Vecho – “Frozen,” “The Princess and the Frog”
    Kirk DeMicco – “The Croods,” “Space Chimps”
    Doug Frankel – “Brave,” “WALL-E”
    Mark Gill – “The Voorman Problem,” “Full Time”
    David A. S. James – “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” “Megamind”
    Fabrice Joubert – “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax,” “French Roast”
    Jean-Claude Kalache – “Up,” “Cars”
    Jason Katz – “Toy Story 3,” “Finding Nemo”
    Jennifer Lee – “Frozen,” “Wreck-It Ralph”
    Baldwin Li – “The Voorman Problem,” “Full Time”
    Nathan Loofbourrow – “Puss in Boots,” “How to Train Your Dragon”
    Lauren MacMullan – “Get a Horse!,” “Wreck-It Ralph”
    Tom McGrath – “Megamind,” “Madagascar”
    Dorothy McKim – “Get a Horse!,” “Meet the Robinsons”
    Hayao Miyazaki – “The Wind Rises,” “Spirited Away”
    Ricky Nierva – “Monsters University,” “Up”
    Chris Renaud – “Despicable Me 2,” “Despicable Me”
    Benjamin Renner – “Ernest & Celestine,” “A Mouse’s Tale (La Queue de la Souris)”
    Michael Rose – “Chico & Rita,” “The Gruffalo”
    Toshio Suzuki – “The Wind Rises,” “Howl’s Moving Castle”
    Selma Vilhunen – “Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitta? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?),”
    “The Crossroads”
    Anders Walter – “Helium,” “9 Meter”
    Laurent Witz – “Mr. Hublot,” “Renart the Fox”

    Sound
    Niv Adiri – “Gravity,” “The Book Thief”
    Christopher Benstead – “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” “Gravity”
    Steve Boeddeker – “All Is Lost,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
    Beau Borders – “Million Dollar Arm,” “Lone Survivor”
    David Brownlow – “Lone Survivor,” “The Book of Eli”
    Chris Burdon – “Captain Phillips,” “Philomena”
    Brent Burge – “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “The Hobbit: An Unexpected
    Journey”
    André Fenley – “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” “All Is Lost”
    Glenn Freemantle – “Gravity,” “Slumdog Millionaire”
    Greg Hedgepath – “Frozen,” “The Incredible Hulk”
    Craig Henighan – “Noah,” “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”
    Tony Johnson – “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “Avatar”
    Laurent M. Kossayan – “Red Riding Hood,” “Public Enemies”
    Thomas L. Lalley – “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”
    Ai-Ling Lee – “Godzilla,” “300: Rise of an Empire”
    Stephen Morris – “Monsters University,” “Fruitvale Station”
    Jeremy Peirson – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “Looper”
    Mike Prestwood Smith – “Divergent,” “Captain Phillips”
    Alan Rankin – “Iron Man 3,” “Star Trek”
    Oliver Tarney – “Captain Phillips,” “Philomena”
    Chris Ward – “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “The Hobbit: An Unexpected
    Journey”

    Visual Effects
    Gary Brozenich – “The Lone Ranger,” “Wrath of the Titans”
    Everett Burrell – “Grudge Match,” “Pan’s Labyrinth”
    Marc Chu – “Noah,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”
    David Fletcher – “Sabotage,” “Prisoners”
    Swen Gillberg – “Ender’s Game,” “Jack the Giant Slayer”
    Paul Graff – “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Identity Thief”
    Alex Henning – “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Hugo”
    Evan Jacobs – “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Olympus Has Fallen”
    Chris Lawrence – “Edge of Tomorrow,” “Gravity”
    Eric Leven – “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2,” “The Twilight Saga: Breaking
    Dawn Part 1”
    Steven Messing – “Godzilla,” “Oz The Great and Powerful”
    Ben Matthew Morris – “Lincoln,” “The Golden Compass”
    Jake Morrison – “Thor: The Dark World,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”
    Eric Reynolds – “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “The Hunger Games:
    Catching Fire”
    David Shirk – “Gravity,” “Elysium”
    Patrick Tubach – “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”
    Bruno Van Zeebroeck – “Lone Survivor,” “Public Enemies”
    Tim Webber – “Gravity,” “The Dark Knight”
    Harold Weed – “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “Star Trek”

    Writers
    Chantal Akerman – “A Couch in New York,” “Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce,
    1080 Bruxelles”
    Olivier Assayas – “Summer Hours,” “Irma Vep”
    Craig Borten – “Dallas Buyers Club”
    Scott Z. Burns – “Side Effects,” “Contagion”
    Jean-Claude Carrière – “The Unbearable Lightness of Being,” “The Discreet Charm of
    the Bourgeoisie”
    Steve Coogan – “Philomena,” “The Parole Officer”
    Claire Denis – “White Material,” “Beau Travail”
    Larry Gross – “We Don’t Live Here Anymore,” “48 Hrs.”
    Mathieu Kassovitz – “Babylon A.D.,” “Hate (La Haine)”
    Diane Kurys – “For a Woman,” “Entre Nous”
    Bob Nelson – “Nebraska”
    Scott Neustadter – “The Spectacular Now,” “(500) Days of Summer”
    Jeff Pope – “Philomena,” “Pierrepoint – The Last Hangman”
    John Ridley – “12 Years a Slave,” “Undercover Brother”
    Paul Rudnick – “In & Out,” ”Jeffrey”
    Eric Warren Singer – “American Hustle,” ”The International”
    Melisa Wallack – “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Mirror Mirror”
    Michael H. Weber – “The Spectacular Now,” “(500) Days of Summer”
    Terence Winter – “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Get Rich or Die Tryin’”

    Associates
    Matt Del Piano
    Joe Funicello
    Robert Hohman
    Paul Christopher Hook
    David Kramer
    Joel Lubin
    David Pringle
    Melanie Ramsayer
    Beth Swofford
    Meredith Wechter

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    It seems the number of invitations has risen significantly the last two years.

    David Strathairn was invited when he was nominated for “Good Night and Good Luck” and this year he’s invited again. Did he decline the first time?

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    While some of these make you wonder why they weren’t already in the Academy, others are, er, already has-beens or actors who have yet to prove their worth. Very strange. I guess it’s who you know to some degree and not what you’ve done in your career.

    Actors

    Clancy Brown – “The Hurricane,” “The Shawshank Redeption” (checking the imdb, mainly TV hasn’t done serious film work in years)
    Paul Dano – “12 Years a Slave,” “Prisoners”
    Ben Foster – “Lone Survivor,” “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”
    Beth Grant – “The Artist,” “No Country for Old Men”
    Clark Gregg – “Much Ado about Nothing,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”
    Josh Hutcherson – “The Hunger Games,” “The Kids Are All Right” (really??)
    Joel McKinnon Miller – “Super 8,” “The Truman Show”
    Rob Riggle – “21 Jump Street,” “The Hangover” (is this a joke??)
    Jason Statham – “Parker,” “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” (oh, come on)

    It seems odd to me that the above have been invited, but winners and nominees don’t get automatic invitations.

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    Why does Paul Dano seem weird to you? He’s had a solid career. “Little Miss Sunshine” and “There Will Be Blood” are major credits for an actor.

    Josh Hutcherson is still young but he has many years of experience in big budget and independent productions. I also don’t see any problem with Ben Foster.

    Although you didn’t mention her, Julia Louis-Dreyfus is questionable to me. She’s acclaimed for her television work but her film output doesn’t warrant an invitation yet.

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    Good for Sally Hawkins!

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    GoMe91
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    Why does Paul Dano seem weird to you? He’s had a solid career. “Little Miss Sunshine” and “There Will Be Blood” are major credits for an actor.

    Josh Hutcherson is still young but he has many years of experience in big budget and independent productions. I also don’t see any problem with Ben Foster.

    Although you didn’t mention her, Julia Louis-Dreyfus is questionable to me. She’s acclaimed for her television work but her film output doesn’t warrant an invitation yet.

    I think Louis-Dreyfus is much more deserving than a first timer who got lucky his first time and got a nomination…who has yet to really prove his worth, despite an Oscar nom.  

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    vinny
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    Jason Statham?!

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    Macbeth
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    Mr. Krabs from Spongebob can now vote for the Oscars 

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    AviChristiaans
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    Seems the Academy really love the guys from “Gravity”. Each and every person that worked on that film is now a member of the academy.

    And yay for Megan Ellison   !!

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    Jose Manuel Garcia
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    Seems the Academy really love the guys from “Gravity”. Each and every person that worked on that film is now a member of the academy.

    And yay for Megan Ellison   !!

    sAME For 12 years a slave

    It is the 3rd time at least that Jean Claude Carrière and  Hayao Miyazaki are invited to be a member of the academy. Why do they keep inviting them when it shows that they dont have any interested in being part of it?
    Miyazaki won the oscar and he didnt bore to show up to get it.  

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    ^^^ John Lasseter probably keeps inviting Miyazaki, after how bananas he goes for the Japanese animator in every special features video for a Ghibli film.  But Miyazaki is too big for the Academy, in stature and importance.  He doesn’t need them…they need him.  It still surprises me they went for Spirited Away; he probably wasn’t too happy that Frozen beat Wind Rises.

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    Surprised that some of these veteran actors weren’t already members (Clancy Brown, June Squibb, Beth Grant, David Strathairn!?!, Joel McKinnon Miller, etc.). Even people like Kelly MacDonald and Cillian Murphy I would have thought would be in there by now. Kind of sad that they’re just getting around to Michael Fassbender and Sally Hawkins (she should have been an automatic invite after “Happy-Go-Lucky”). Very glad that Barkhad Abdi managed to get in! I’m sure it was b/c of knowing people in high places (TOM HANKS, Paul Greengrass, & Judd Apatow), but it’s nice to see happen regardless. Yay Lupita! I really can’t with some of these names. Rob Riggle? Jason Statham? Josh Hutcherson? Even Chris Rock is questionable as a former Oscar host. I do wonder why some of these names keep getting invites after they consistently reject admission. Nice to see an attempt at diversity with the Cinematographers and Directors. Nice that Gina Prince-Bythewood made it in. She will be only the third African-American female in the entire directing branch. LOTS of casting directors made the roster this year. Hmmm. I think that Casting Oscar category might be more of a future reality than previously thought. Some random names of other choices I’m pleased about: Bradford Young, Adruitha Lee, Eddie Vedder, Pharrell Williams, Megan Ellison (it’s about time), Laurent Witz, John Ridley, Olivier Assayas, Ben Foster, Steve Coogan, & Terence Winter.   

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