The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 395 new members into its ranks, with stars such as Janet Jackson, Robert Pattinson and H.E.R. among the lot of prospective voters.
The 395 represents a six-year low in invites in the wake of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy that pointed out a perceived lack of diversity within the ranks of the Academy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
In subsequent years, Academy invites swelled to respective totals of 683, 774, 928, 842 and 819, the outlet reported.
The latest: Janet Jackson, 55, and Robert Pattinson, 35, are among the 395 new members the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited into its ranks
'To enable steady future growth and to ensure the necessary infrastructure, staff resources and environment to support all Academy members,' the Academy said in a statement, 'the number invited to membership was limited