The Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences is already starting to make good on its promise to double its number of women and diverse members!
On Wednesday, the Academy released a list of the 683 names of the organization’s newest invitees, marking the biggest and most diverse class of new voters ever!
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Stars like Idris Elba, Oscar Isaac, Michael B. Jordan, and more have been invited to join the elite group, following the Oscars‘ #OscarsSoWhite controversy earlier this year.
For the 2016 ceremony, all 20 of the acting nominees were white, sparking outrage across the country.
But now, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs is following through on her plan to include more female faces and diverse members in the mix, by also inviting stars like America Ferrera, Eva Mendes, John Boyega, Regina King, Anthony Anderson, and more.
Plus, transgender filmmakers and sisters Lana and Lilly Wachowski were also asked to become members!
YAAAS! We’re LOVING this list! Ch-ch-check out everyone who got invited this year (below)! (more…)