397 artists from 53 countries have been invited to join the Oscar Academy. As the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in a statement has announced, some well-known personalities from show business can be found among the newcomers, above all Billie Eilish (20) and her brother Finneas (24).
The two siblings received the Oscar for the best film song this year. The two actors Ariana DeBose (31) and Troy Kotsur (53) also received awards in 2022, and they too received an invitation from the Academy. Jamie Dornan (40) and Caitriona Balfe (42) would also have the opportunity to have a say in the awarding of the coveted golden boy. You were nominated for an Oscar this year.
10,000 members in total
According to the announcement, the selection of the invited members “is based on professional qualifications, with a continuous commitment to representation, inclusion and equity being a priority”. 44 percent of Academy members are women, more than 50 percent are non-American, and 37 percent belong to minorities.
The Oscar Academy has a total of 10,000 members. The next presentation of the most prestigious film award in the world is scheduled for March 12, 2023.