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    The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced the 395 artists and executives that have been invited to join this year — about half the number of last year’s class. The 2021 class is comprised of 46% women, 39% underrepresented ethnic/racial communities and 53% international from 49 countries outside the United States. Of the 325 invitees, 89 are former Oscar nominees, including 25 winners.

    Eight individuals have been invited to join by multiple branches and must select one branch upon acceptance. They include Leslie Odom Jr (actors and music, “One Night in Miami”), Kaouther Ben Hania (directors and writers, “The Man Who Sold His Skin”), Craig Brewer (directors and writers, “Hustle & Flow”), Lee Isaac Chung (directors and writers, “Minari”), Emerald Fennell (directors and writers, “Promising Young Woman”), Shaka King (directors and writers, “Judas and the Black Messiah”), Alexander Nanau (directors and documentary, “Collective”), Florian Zeller (directors and writers, “The Father”).

    In May, AMPAS announced that in an effort to enable steady growth and support for all members, the organization is reducing the number of invited to roughly half of the recent years (the 2020 class was 819 members). The Academy’s Board of Governors voted on branch-specific guidelines for determining membership. Oscar winners and nominees are considered without limitation to applicable branches. Those who accept the invitations will the only additions to the membership in 2021.

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    The actors:

    Yahya Abdul-Mateen II – “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” “Us”
    Maria Bakalova – “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan,” “XIIa”
    Vidya Balan – “Tumhari Sulu,” “Kahaani”
    Nicole Beharie – “Miss Juneteenth,” “42”
    Kingsley Ben-Adir – “One Night in Miami…,” “Noelle”
    Hugh Bonneville – “Downton Abbey,” “Paddington 2”
    Jesse Borrego – “Colombiana,” “Con Air”
    Carrie Coon – “The Nest,” “Gone Girl”
    Laverne Cox – “Promising Young Woman,” “Bad Hair”
    Andra Day – “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” “Cars 3”
    Clea DuVall – “Argo,” “Zodiac”
    Henry Golding – “A Simple Favor,” “Crazy Rich Asians”
    Eiza González – “I Care a Lot,” “Baby Driver”
    Kimberly Norris Guerrero – “The Glorias,” “Hidalgo”
    Nicholas Guest – “Big Hero 6,” “Rango”
    Ye-ri Han – “Minari,” “Worst Woman”
    Vanessa Kirby – “Pieces of a Woman,” “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”
    Nathan Lane – “The Producers,” “The Birdcage”
    Jonathan Majors – “Da 5 Bloods,” “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”
    Luis Gerardo Méndez – “Charlie’s Angels,” “Murder Mystery”
    Wagner Moura – “Sergio,” “Wasp Network”
    Ramsey Nouah – “’76,” “The Figurine”
    Leslie Odom, Jr.* – “One Night in Miami…,” “Harriet”
    Robert Pattinson – “Tenet,” “The Lighthouse”
    Clarke Peters – “Da 5 Bloods,” “Harriet”
    Paul Raci – “Sound of Metal,” “No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie”
    Issa Rae – “The Lovebirds,” “The Photograph”
    Stephen Root – “Get Out,” “Office Space”
    Jurnee Smollett – “Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn,” “The Great Debaters”
    Isiah Whitlock, Jr. – “Da 5 Bloods,” “BlacKkKlansman”
    Steven Yeun – “Minari,” “Burning”
    Yuh-Jung Youn – “Minari,” “The Housemaid”

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    Oscar winners and nominees are considered without limitation to applicable branches.

    Are invitations automatic for Oscar winners? For nominees? Or do they still have to voted on by the branches?

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    Andra Day – “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” “Cars 3

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    I’m happy for Hugh Bonneville, Janet Jackson, HER, Robert Pattinson and Kingsley Ben-Adir. I’m surprise Nathan Lane is not yet a member considering he’s been active for decades.

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    Sorry if this sounds dumb (I’m new to this) what does this mean? Do they get to decide which movies get nominated/win (or some influence) ?

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    Carrie Coon – “The Nest,” “Gone Girl”

    Surprised she isn’t a member already. She kept posting about watching each of the screeners this year on Twitter.

    FYC:

    "The Good Fight", "The Other Two" and "Station Eleven" in all categories, Sarah Lancashire ("Julia"), William Jackson Harper ("Love Life") and Luke Kirby ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel")

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    Are invitations automatic for Oscar winners? For nominees? Or do they still have to voted on by the branches?

    No. Kobe Bryant was rejected by the Academy even he won an Oscar.

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    Surprised she isn’t a member already. She kept posting about watching each of the screeners this year on Twitter.

    She’s married to actor/playwright/screenwriter Tracy Letts, who is a member, so she probably has been watching screeners he received.

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    No. Kobe Bryant was rejected by the Academy even he won an Oscar.

    Thanks

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    Shocked Nathan Lane hasn’t been a member. Better late than never.

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    Also, when I read the name Maya Daisy Hawke among the invitees for the documentary branch, I thought “Oh my God, Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman’s daughter was invited to join the wrong branch!” But then it turns out that Maya Daisy Hawke is indeed a different person; she’s a documentary editor. Maya Hawke the actress has a full name of Maya Ray Thurman Hawke.

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    Sorry if this sounds dumb (I’m new to this) what does this mean? Do they get to decide which movies get nominated/win (or some influence) ?

    Each branch of the Academy can only choose the nominees for its own branch’s category. For example, the actors can only choose the nominees for the acting categories, the cinematographers for best cinematography, directors for best director, and so on and on.

    Best Picture is the only category where anyone can choose the nominees. Then, the winners for every single category are voted on by all the members of the Academy. Hope this clears it up!

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    Delighted to see Vidya Balan here, one of Indian film industry’s finest performer.

    FYC: "This Is Us", "The Good Fight", "Severance" & "Hacks" in all categories.

    Juliette Lewis ("Yellowjackets "), Mandy Moore ("This Is Us"), Kavyan Novak ("What We Do In The Shadows "), Edie Falco ("Impeachment: American Crime Story"), Drew Tarver & Heléne Yorke ("The Other Two")

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