Taylor Swift & Huy Quan are Among New Academy Invitees

New Academy Invitees

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended invitations to 398 individuals to join its prestigious ranks, including notable figures from the entertainment industry. This year’s list of invitees features a diverse group of talents, including Taylor Swift, Ke Huy Quan, Austin Butler, Keke Palmer, and The Weeknd. The Academy continues its efforts to promote diversity and inclusivity in its membership.

Diverse and Accomplished Invitees

The new invitees include 22 Oscar winners and 76 nominees, with achievements spanning various branches of the film industry. From actors such as Lashana Lynch, Nicholas Hoult, and Selma Blair to writer-director-producers Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, the Academy has recognized the contributions of accomplished individuals. The international representation is strong, with actors from different countries like Zar Amir-Ebrahimi, Sakura Ando, and Park Hae-il among the invitees.

Progress in Diversity

The Academy’s commitment to diversifying its membership is evident in this year’s invitations. If accepted, the new inductees would increase the representation of women to 34%, underrepresented ethnic or racial communities to 18%, and non-US countries to 20% within the Academy’s ranks. Notable Indian personalities, including Mani Ratnam and Chaitanya Tamhane, have been invited to the director’s branch, contributing to the global diversity of the organization.

Branch-Specific Invitations

The invitees have extended membership offers in various branches of the Academy. Esteemed directors such as Joseph Kosinski, Edward Berger, and Santiago Mitre have been invited to join the director’s branch. Notable figures in the executive branch include David Zaslav and Joana Vicente. In the music branch, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, and David Byrne are among the recognized names.

Recognition of Talent

The Academy’s invitation list reflects its acknowledgement of outstanding contributions to the film industry. The individuals chosen represent a wide range of talents and achievements, further enriching the Academy’s membership.

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