Wednesday 29 June 2022 06:51 AM The Academy extends invites to 397 new members including Billie Eilish trends now

Wednesday 29 June 2022 06:51 AM The Academy extends invites to 397 new members including Billie Eilish trends now
Wednesday 29 June 2022 06:51 AM The Academy extends invites to 397 new members including Billie Eilish trends now

Wednesday 29 June 2022 06:51 AM The Academy extends invites to 397 new members including Billie Eilish trends now

Just a few months after the Oscars, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have expanded their ranks, inviting 397 new members to join.

Among the newest Academy members are recent Oscar nominees Billie Eilish, her brother Finneas, Ariana DeBose, Jamie Dornan, Caitriona Balfe and Troy Kotsur.

If all of the prospective members accept their invitations, that will bring the Academy's membership to 10,665, with 9,665 eligible to vote for the 95th Oscars on March 12, 2023.

Academy member: Just a few months after the Oscars, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have expanded their ranks, inviting 397 new members to join

Academy member: Just a few months after the Oscars, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have expanded their ranks, inviting 397 new members to join

Ariana: Among the newest Academy members are recent Oscar nominees Billie Eilish, her brother Finneas, Ariana DeBose, Jamie Dornan, Caitriona Balfe and Troy Kotsur

Ariana: Among the newest Academy members are recent Oscar nominees Billie Eilish, her brother Finneas, Ariana DeBose, Jamie Dornan, Caitriona Balfe and Troy Kotsur

Members: If all of the prospective members accept their invitations, that will bring the Academy's membership to 10,665, with 9,665 eligible to vote for the 95th Oscars on March 12, 2023

Members: If all of the prospective members accept their invitations, that will bring the Academy's membership to 10,665, with 9,665 eligible to vote for the 95th Oscars on March 12, 2023

The new member class also helps improve the Academy's diversity initiatives as well.

The class includes 44% women, while 37% 'belong to underrepresented ethnic/racial communities,' and 50% are from 53 countries and territories outside the United States, via Variety.

Many were coming off Oscar nominations in the 94th Oscars, including Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter), Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog).

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