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    The Academy has just released the list of 819 people invited to join this year. In terms of diversity, which has obviously been a big discussion topic the last few weeks, 45% of this year’s invitees are women and 36% are people of color. Nationality wise, people from 68 countries overall have been invited. The full list is here. https://www.oscars.org/news/academy-invites-819-membership

    Who are you most excited to see join this year?

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    Dan Jo
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    Only few actors are invited this year.

     

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    Brian Tyree Henry and John David Washington ❤️

    FYC

    Best Actress - Pénélope Cruz, Olivia Colman

    Best Actor - Denzel Washington

    Best Supporting Actress - Aunjanue Ellis, Kathryn Hunter

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    My best actress winner, Adèle Haenel.

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    George Mackay???

    LOOL! Why was he invited??? He wasn’t even nominated this year and his film, despite all the unjustified hype from the precursors, failed to win all the major categories!!

    Go figure.

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    George Mackay???

    LOOL! Why was he invited??? He wasn’t even nominated this year and his film, despite all the unjustified hype from the precursors, failed to win all the major categories!!

    Go figure.

    Then why is Akwafina invited? Her film didn’t get a single nomination. Why was Brian Tyree Henry invited then? He was in Joker for 3 minutes. Why is Natasha Lyonne invited? She’s never even been in a film close to getting any nominations. Zendaya? Kaitlin Dever? Constance Wu? Eva freaking Longoria?

    I’ll never forget reading that Scully from Broklyn 99 was invited a couple of years ago. He was one of the two security guards on The Truman Show. That’s the closest he’s come to an Oscar movie (which wasn’t even a BP nominee).

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    I hope J-Lo is already an Academy member. Otherwise, that would be a major site. Not sure what Eva Longoria has done to merit this inclusion, but that’s the case for a good number of the acting names. Tyne Daly is a television legend, but her film presence isn’t as storied. Nice on the continued diversity strides. Some unexpected names here and there. Tim McGraw? Jesus. Congrats to John David Washington, Awkwafina, Cho Yeo Jeong (yay!), Yul Vasquez, Florence Pugh, Yalitza, Beanie Feldstein, Natasha Lyonne, Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Lakeith Stanfield, Niecy Nash, etc.! No Song Kang Ho? Hope he’s already a member too. Lots of tech inclusions this year and more than most years.

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    Terence Davies, Kathleen Hepburn, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, and Zhao Tao! What wonderful inclusions 🙂

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    I hope J-Lo is already an Academy member. Otherwise, that would be a major site. Not sure what Eva Longoria has done to merit this inclusion, but that’s the case for a good number of the acting names. Tyne Daly is a television legend, but her film presence isn’t as storied. Nice on the continued diversity strides. Some unexpected names here and there. Tim McGraw? Jesus. Congrats to John David Washington, Awkwafina, Cho Yeo Jeong (yay!), Yul Vasquez, Florence Pugh, Yalitza, Beanie Feldstein, Natasha Lyonne, Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Lakeith Stanfield, Niecy Nash, etc.! No Song Kang Ho? Hope he’s already a member too. Lots of tech inclusions this year and more than most years.

    Jennifer Lopez was invited to join in 2013, and Song Kang Ho was invited to join in 2015.

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    Also, the “Parasite” representation is astonishing!

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    After many years of 700-900 members being invited per year, the Academy will now be inviting about half as a means of more sustainable growth. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/oscars-academy-members-1234959685/

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    Good, in these recent years too many new members with no experience and no business in judging other people have affected the voting process and the final results regarding the wins (look at the inexplicable third win for Frances McDormand or the extremely weird Supporting Oscar nomination to Stanfield).

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    Good, in these recent years too many new members with no experience and no business in judging other people have affected the voting process and the final results regarding the wins (look at the inexplicable third win for Frances McDormand or the extremely weird Supporting Oscar nomination to Stanfield).

    The winners have only arguably been getting better, with winners like Moonlight, Parasite, and Nomadland (and yes, Frances was the best in her category last year — her second win was the confusing one). And LaKeith was also a great nomination, as logical of a category placement as Daniel which the studios forced on everyone lol.

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