The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Tuesday that it is inviting 397 artists and executives to join the Oscar organizer's membership ranks. The prospective 2022 class includes 71 Oscar nominees and 15 winners, with 44% of the invitees women, and 37% of the group belongs to underrepresented communities.
See the full list below.
Among this year's Oscar winners on the list are Ariana DeBose and Troy Kotsur , and Kotsur's CODA writer-director Siân Heder, who has been invited into both the Directors and Writers branches. Among those invited into multiple branches, the new member must pick one. There are a total of 17 AMPAS branches, along with 25 who today received members-at-large invitations.
Others on the list include this year's Oscar Original Song winners Billie Eilish and brother Finneas O'Connell; actors Caitríona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Jesse Buckley, Michael Greyeyes, Olga Merediz, Jesse Plemons, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Anya Taylor-Joy; writers Zach Baylin, Jeremy O Harris, Adele Lim and Jon Spaihts; and The Queen of Basketball 's Ben Proudfoot in the Documentary branch.
Among the 53 invitees that hail from outside the U.S. include Suriya, Drive My Car writer-director Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Flee writer-director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom writer-director Pawo Choyning Dorji and The Worst Person in the World star Renate Reinsve.
Executives on the list include Disney's Kareem Daniel and Dana Walden, and Paramount's Brian Robbins.
The Academy said that those who accept invitations will be the only additions to the membership in 2022. This year's invitee total is two more than 2021's class, which was preceded by a surge in membership as AMPAS focused on diversifying its rolls and expanding its international footprint following the #OscarsSoWhite backlash after the 2015 nominations, in which all 20 acting noms were given to white actors.
The Academy's push to diversify led to 683 invitees in 2016, 774 in 2017, 928 in 2018, 842 in 2019 and 819 in 2020. Its goal laid out in its Academy Aperture 2025 initiative was to double the number of women and underrepresented ethnic/racial communities by 2020, which it said last year it had exceeded. The new crop should allow it to exceed 10,000 total members.
Here are all the 2022 invitees per the Academy today (the asterisk indicates invites to more than one branch):
Funke Akindele – "Omo Ghetto: The Saga," "Jenifa"
Rich Delia – "King Richard," "The Disaster Artist"
Ava Berkofsky – "The Sky Is Everywhere," "Free in Deed"
Joan Bergin – "The Prestige," "In the Name of the Father"
Newton Aduaka – "One Man's Show," "Ezra"
Julie Anderson – "God Is the Bigger Elvis," "Arthur Ashe: Citizen of the World"
Geraud Brisson – "CODA," "Dark Hearts"
Makeup Artists and Hairstylists
Jacenda Burkett – "King Richard," "Concussion"
Marketing and Public Relations
Billie Eilish Baird O'Connell – "No Time to Die"
Mariela Besuievsky – "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote," "The Secret in Their Eyes"
François Audouy – "Ghostbusters: Afterlife," "Ford v Ferrari"
Short Films and Feature Animation
Murad Abu Eisheh – "Tala'vision," "Ta Hariri"
Douglas Axtell – "True Grit," "I Am Sam"
Ivy Agregan – "India Sweets and Spices," "Wakefield"
Zach Baylin – "King Richard"
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