The Academy continues toward its diversity goals with 819 new filmmaking members, including actors Awkwafina, Zazie Beetz, Zendaya, Eva Longoria, Niecy Nash, John David Washington and Constance Wu among many other accomplished artists.
Via The Academy:
The 2020 class is 45% women, 36% underrepresented ethnic/racial communities, and 49% international from 68 countries. There are 75 Oscar® nominees, including 15 winners, and five recipients of Scientific and Technical Awards. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2020.
I also want to give a special personal shout-out to my girl, Academy Class of 2020 member Sydney Freeland, a transgender Navajo director who makes me super-proud!
To see everyone invited, please see the full list at oscars.org.
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