DeBose, Kotsur, Eilish among 397 Film Academy guests – The Durango Herald

Recent Oscar winners Ariana DeBose, Troy Kotsur and Billie Eilish are among 397 people who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Recent Oscar winners Ariana DeBose, Troy Kotsur and Billie Eilish are among 397 people who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The organization that organizes the Oscars said on Tuesday that 44% of the class of 2022 identify as women, 50% are from outside the United States and 37% are from underrepresented ethnic and racial communities. If the guests accept, which most do, they will be eligible to vote at the 95th Academy Awards.

Guest actors this year include Anya Taylor-Joy, Jessie Buckley, Gaby Hoffman, ‘Belfast’ co-stars Jamie Dornan and Caitríona Balfe, and Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee, both of ‘The Power of the Dog’. “. There is also a significant international presence, with invitations going to Iranian Amir Jadidi (“A hero”), Norwegian Renate Reinsve (“The worst person in the world”), Frenchman Vincent London (“Titane”) , Nigerian Funke Akindele (“Jenifa”) and Japanese Hidetoshi Nishijima (“Drive My Car”).

Directors on the list include Andrew Ahn (“Fire Island”), Reinaldo Marcus Green (“King Richard”), Mary Lambert (“Pet Sematary II”), Amy Seimetz (“She Dies Tomorrow”) and Isabel Sandoval (“Lingua Franca”).

Several people, including “Flee” director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, “Drive My Car” writer-director Ryusuke Hamaguchi, and “CODA” writer-director Sian Heder, have been invited to multiple branches, but they have to pick one. one upon acceptance.

In the music branch, Eilish’s brother, Finneas O’Connell, was also a guest, alongside Dan Romer (“Luca”) and Nathan Johnson (“Knives Out”). And writing branch guests include Jeremy O. Harris (“Zola”), Adele Lim (“Crazy Rich Asians”), Alex Ross Perry (“Listen Up Philip”), Jon Spaihts (“Dune”) and Craig Mazin (“The Hangover Part II”).

Each year, the academy invites a new group of entertainment professionals to join the organization. Although an Oscar nomination is not a requirement, it is often a starting point. The 2022 guest class, for example, includes 71 Oscar nominees and 15 winners.

The academy has for years placed particular emphasis on diversifying its ranks. If all agreed to be part of this year’s class, 34% of the academy would be women, 19% from an underrepresented community and 23% from outside the United States.

The 95th Academy Awards will take place in Los Angeles on March 12, 2023.

This photo combination shows some of the newly appointed members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, top row from left, Andrew Ahn, Mariano Barroso, Lori Tan Chinn, Pawo Choyning Dorji and Robin de Jesús, second row from left, Jamie Dornan, Billie Eilish, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Jeremy O. Harris and Gaby Hoffmann, third row from left, Amir Jadidi, Troy Kotsur, Adele Lim, Olga Merediz and Hidetoshi Nishijima, bottom row from left, Finneas O’Connell, Jesse Plemons, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Anya Taylor-Joy. (AP Photo)

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