Motion Picture Academy Invites 398 New Members, Including The Weeknd, David Byrne & Taylor Swift: Full List (2024)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 398 artists and executives, including The Weeknd, David Byrne, Taylor Swift, Austin Butler, Keke Palmer, Bill Hader and Paul Reiser.

Membership selection is based on professional qualifications, with an ongoing commitment to representation, inclusion and equity remaining a priority. According to the Academy, of the 2023 class, 40% identify as women, 34% belong to underrepresented ethnic/racial communities and 52% are from 50 countries and territories outside the U.S.

There are 76 Oscar nominees, including 22 winners, among the invitees.

As it has before, the Academy notes: “Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2023.” This is seen as a way for the Academy to keep a firm hand on the demographic diversification in its membership it is striving to achieve.

The Recording Academy last week announced an even more aggressive outreach to diversify and freshen its membership. It extended invitations to more than 2,800 new voting members and to more than 850 professional (non-voting) members. But, unlike the motion picture academy, the Recording Academy didn’t make the names of the invitees public. And it won’t share demographic details until later this summer, when it will report on those who accepted membership.

Eight individuals have been invited to join the motion picture academy by multiple branches. They include Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, who won three Oscars earlier this year as producers, writers and directors of Everything Everywhere All at Once. They were invited to join by both the directors and producers branches.

The other dual honorees were all invited by both the directors and writers branches. They are: Colm Bairéad (The Quiet Girl, Finding the Footprints: A Look Back at Mise Éire); Edward Berger (All Quiet on the Western Front, Jack); Antonio Campos (The Devil All the Time, Simon Killer); Lukas Dhont (Close, Girl); Ana Katz (The Dog Who Wouldn’t be Quiet, Florianópolis Dream); and Santiago Mitre (Argentina, 1985, Paulina). These eight individuals must select one branch upon accepting membership.

“The Academy is proud to welcome these artists and professionals into our membership,” Academy CEO Bill Kramer and Academy president Janet Yang said in a statement. “They represent extraordinary global talent across cinematic disciplines and have made a vital impact on the arts and sciences of motion pictures and on movie fans worldwide.”

Here’s a complete list of the 2023 invitees, listed by the 19 branches that extended the invitations. The credits shown are supplied by the Academy.

  • Music

    Jean Michel Bernard – Ballad for a Pierced Heart, One Role for Two

    Rafiq Bhatia – Everything Everywhere All at Once, Paper Towns

    Alain Boublil – Killing Me Softly with His Songs, Les Misérables

    David Buckley – Unhinged, From Paris with Love

    David Byrne – Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Last Emperor

    Dominick George Certo – The Mitchells vs. the Machines, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

    Chandrabose – RRR, Pushpa: The Rise – Part 1

    Ian Chang – Everything Everywhere All at Once, Paper Towns

    Anne-Kathrin Elisabeth Dern – The Devil Conspiracy, Help, I Shrunk My Friends

    Anna Drubich – Barbarian, Werewolves Within

    M.M. Keeravaani – RRR, Konda Polam

    Penka Kouneva – Ága, In Search of the American Dream

    Ryan Lott – Everything Everywhere All at Once, Paper Towns

    Zeltia Montes – I’m Going to Have a Good Time, The Good Boss

    Starr Parodi – The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, Bert Stern: Original Mad Man

    Taylor Swift – Where the Crawdads Sing, Cats

    Dara Taylor – The Tender Bar, Echo Boomers

    Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (The Weeknd) – Avatar: Way of Water, Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Actors

    Zar Amir-Ebrahimi – Holy Spider, Bride Price vs. Democracy

    Sakura Ando – A Man, Shoplifters

    Selma Blair – Hellboy, Legally Blonde

    Marsha Stephanie Blake – I’m Your Woman, Luce

    Austin Butler – Elvis, Once upon a Time…in Hollywood

    Raúl Castillo – Cha Cha Real Smooth, The Inspection

    Chang Chen – The Soul, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    Ram Charan – RRR, Magadheera

    Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin, Gold

    Robert John Davi – Licence to Kill, The Goonies

    Dolly De Leon – Triangle of Sadness, Verdict

    Martina Gedeck – The Lives of Others, Mostly Martha

    Bill Hader – Trainwreck, The Skeleton Twins

    Nicholas Hoult – The Favourite, Mad Max: Fury Road

    Stephanie Hsu – Everything Everywhere All at Once, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Tin Lok Koo – A Witness out of the Blue, Paradox

    Vicky Krieps – Corsage, Phantom Thread

    Joanna Kulig – Cold War, Elles

    Lashana Lynch – The Woman King, No Time to Die

    A Martinez – Ambulance, Powwow Highway

    Noémie Merlant – Tár, Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Paul Mescal – Aftersun, The Lost Daughter

    Richard Mofe-Damijo – Oloibiri, 30 Days in Atlanta

    Keke Palmer – Nope, Hustlers

    Park Hae-il – Decision to Leave, Memories of Murder

    Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All at Once, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    NT Rama Rao Jr. – RRR, Nannaku Prematho

    Paul Reiser – Whiplash, Aliens

    Rosa Salazar – Alita: Battle Angel, The Kindergarten Teacher

  • Directors

    Colm Bairéad – The Quiet Girl, Finding the Footprints: A Look Back at Mise Éire

    Abner Benaim – Plaza Catedral, Ruben Blades Is Not My Name

    Edward Berger – All Quiet on the Western Front, Jack

    Antonio Campos – The Devil All the Time, Simon Killer

    Anthony Chen – Wet Season, Ilo Ilo

    Lukas Dhont – Close, Girl

    Andreas Dresen – Stopped on Track, Cloud 9

    Nils Gaup – Head Above Water, Pathfinder

    Rashaad Ernesto Green – Premature, Gun Hill Road

    Ana Katz – The Dog Who Wouldn’t be Quiet, Florianópolis Dream

    Joseph Kosinski – Top Gun: Maverick, Oblivion

    Daniel Kwan – Everything Everywhere All at Once, Swiss Army Man

    Francisco Lombardi – No Mercy, The City and the Dogs

    Carlos López Estrada – Raya and the Last Dragon, Blindspotting

    Mounia Meddour – Houria, Papicha

    Santiago Mitre – Argentina, 1985, Paulina

    C.J. “Fiery” Obasi – Mami Wata, Ojuju

    Mani Ratnam – Kannathil Muthamittal, Iruvar

    Anita Rocha da Silveira – Medusa, Kill Me Please

    Hiner Saleem – Goodnight, Soldier, Lady Winsley

    Daniel Scheinert – Everything Everywhere All at Once, Swiss Army Man

    Maria Schrader – She Said, Love Life

    Michael Showalter – The Eyes of Tammy Faye, The Big Sick

    Agnieszka Smoczyńska – The Silent Twins, The Lure

    Chaitanya Tamhane – The Disciple, Court

  • Producers

    Desray Armstrong – Juniper, Coming Home in the Dark

    Daniel Birman Ripstein – Daniel & Ana, El Crimen del Padre Amaro

    Philippe Bober – Triangle of Sadness, The Square

    Keith Calder – One Night in Miami…, Blindspotting

    Allison Rose Carter – The Sky Is Everywhere, The Mountain

    Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly – Ammonite, Lady Macbeth

    Jonas Dornbach – Western, Toni Erdmann

    Andrew Goldman – Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, After Yang

    Malte Grunert – All Quiet on the Western Front, Land of Mine

    Karan Johar – Kesari, The Lunchbox

    Axel Vladimir Kuschevatzky – Argentina, 1985, El Ángel

    Daniel Kwan – Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Karen Lunder – Thirteen Lives, Hillbilly Elegy

    Kyle Martin – Descendant, Tiny Furniture

    Patrick McCormick – Elvis, Black Mass

    Jordana Mollick – Spoiler Alert, Hello, My Name Is Doris

    Giancarlo Nasi – Blanquita, White on White

    Jadesola Osiberu – Brotherhood, Isoken

    Mark A. Radcliffe – Stepmom, Mrs. Doubtfire

    Thomas Robsahm – The Worst Person in the World, Thelma

    Siddharth Roy Kapur – Last Film Show, Dangal

    Daniel Scheinert – Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Death of Dick Long

    Jonathan Wang – Everything Everywhere All at Once, Swiss Army Man

    Lila Yacoub – C’mon C’mon, Eighth Grade

  • Writers

    Kunle Afolayan – Anikulapo, Swallow

    Colm Bairéad – The Quiet Girl, Finding the Footprints: A Look Back at Mise Éire

    Nikole Beckwith – Together Together, 3 Generations

    Edward Berger – All Quiet on the Western Front, Jack

    Antonio Campos – The Devil All the Time, Simon Killer

    Chung Seo-kyung – Decision to Leave, The Handmaiden

    Marie Clements – Bones of Crows, Red Snow

    Peter Craig – Top Gun: Maverick, The Batman

    Shola Dada – Anikulapo, Man of God

    Lukas Dhont – Close, Girl

    Alejandro Fernández Almendras – Mi Amigo Alexis, To Kill a Man

    Josh Friedman – Avatar: The Way of Water, War of the Worlds

    Kazuo Ishiguro – Living, The White Countess

    Shunji Iwai – Vampire, Swallowtail Butterfly

    Ana Katz – The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be Quiet, Florianópolis Dream

    Todd Komarnicki – The Professor and the Madman, Sully

    Ehren Kruger – Top Gun: Maverick, The Ring

    Daniel Kwan – Everything Everywhere All at Once, Swiss Army Man

    Mariano Llinás – Argentina, 1985, Paulina

    Justin Marks – Top Gun: Maverick, The Jungle Book

    Santiago Mitre – Argentina, 1985, Paulina

    Craig Pearce – Elvis, Moulin Rouge

    Ewa Piaskowska – EO, Essential Killing

    Daniel Scheinert –Everything Everywhere All at Once, Swiss Army Man

    Jack Thorne – The Swimmers, Enola Holmes 2

    Angelo Tijssens – Close, Girl

    Charlotte Wells – Aftersun

  • Sound

    Orin Junior Beaton – Locked Down, Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Guido Berenblum – Noise, Zama

    Andrew Bock – Smile, Dark Phoenix

    Stéphane Bucher – House of Gucci, Ford v Ferrari

    Paul Timothy Carden – Smile, There’s Someone Inside Your House

    Lena Esquenazi – Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths, Prayers for the Stolen

    Arthur Fenn – No Time to Die, Aladdin

    Tracie Gallo (no credits listed)

    Lars Ginzel – All Quiet on the Western Front, The Matrix Resurrections

    Galen Goodpaster – Where the Crawdads Sing, Dark Phoenix

    Julian Howarth – Avatar: The Way of Water, Encounter

    Randall Lee Johnson – White Noise, Vice

    Leah Katz – Mortal Kombat, The Power of the Dog

    Stefan Korte – All Quiet on the Western Front, Mad Heidi

    Martin Wallis Kwok – Avatar: The Way of Water, Mortal Engines

    Ensieh Maleki – Banu, Popular

    Sean McCormack – Moonfall, Apocalypto

    Douglas Murray – The Batman, Ad Astra

    Anthony Ortiz – The Harder They Fall, Second Act

    Wayne Pashley – Elvis, A Stitch in Time

    Mélissa Petitjean – The Super 8 Years, Honey Cigar

    Viktor Prášil – All Quiet on the Western Front, Medieval

    Lynn Sable – Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Ralph Breaks the Internet

    David Stanke – Spirited, The Woman King

    Markus Stemler – All Quiet on the Western Front, The King’s Man

    Duu-chih Tu – Stay with Me, Terrorizers

    Javier Angel Umpierrez – Un Retrato de Familia, Memoria

    Eliza Pollack Zebert – Devotion, A Dog’s Journey

  • Executives

    Craig Alexander

    Bela Bajaria

    Stephen Basil-Jones

    Racheline Benveniste

    Sean Berney

    Efe Egemen Cakarel

    Peter Dodd

    Tara Duncan

    Zev Foreman

    Jeffrey Goore

    Amelia Louise Granger

    Daniel Guando

    Jessie Henderson

    Ynon Kreiz

    Ollie Madden

    Shivani Pandya Malhotra

    Janet Pierson

    Shivani Rawat

    Kent Sanderson

    Guy Shani

    Sarah Elizabeth Shepard

    Jesse Sisgold

    Jonathan Turell

    Joana Vicente

    Brian Stuart Weinstein

    Paul Wiegard

    Rob Williams

    Tamara Y. Woolfork

    Miri Yoon

    David Zaslav

  • Members-at-Large (Artists’ Representatives)

    Tracy Brennan

    Rob Carlson

    Sarah Clossey

    Eric Garfinkel

    John Garvey

    Steven Gersh

    Franklin Latt

    Christian Muirhead

    Richard Weitz

    Ida Giovanna Ziniti

  • Marketing and Public Relations

    David Burke

    Sungmi Choi

    Kelly Dalton

    Marian Lee Dicus

    Sarah Eaton

    Emily Feingold

    Kimberly Flaster

    Stephanie Frederic

    Antonio Gimenez-Palazon

    Patricia Gonzalez

    Mindy Hamilton

    Claire A. Heath Nobel

    Danielle Kupchak

    Julie Roberta La’Bassiere

    Christopher Miller

    Scott Mitsui

    Keri Lynn Moore

    Stefanie Marie Napoli

    Jeremy Radisich

    Jim R. Rodriguez

    Tammie Rosen

    Julie Siegel

    Melissa Stone

    Renee Tsao

    Kelly Turner

  • Production and Technology

    Girish Balakrishnan

    David Barrett

    Allegra Anne Clegg

    Celia D. Costas

    Fernando de Goes

    Daphne Dentz

    Peter Doyle

    Sara Duran-Singer

    Gian Luca Farinelli

    Dominic Glynn

    Fritz Heinzle

    Lin Oeding

    Fatima Robinson

    Kranti Sarma

    Cynthia Slavens

    Joachim Zell

  • Documentary

    Maxim Arbugaev – Haulout, Voy

    Evgenia Arbugaeva – Haulout, A Hawk as Big as a Horse

    Paul Barnes – Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson, The Thin Blue Line

    Mark Becker – Art and Craft, Romántico

    Alan Berliner – First Cousin Once Removed, Wide Awake

    Tze Woon Chan – Blue Island, Yellowing

    Sonya Childress – Strong Island, The Interrupters

    Lauren Cioffi – Civil, Becoming

    Erika Cohn – Belly of the Beast, The Judge

    Patrick Creadon – I.O.U.S.A., Wordplay

    Daniel Cross – I Am the Blues, Last Train Home

    Ally Derks (no credits listed)

    Andrés Di Tella – Private Fiction, 327 Notebooks

    Lauren Domino – Time, Alone

    Lindsey Dryden – Unrest, Lost and Sound

    Katja Esson – Poetry of Resilience, Ferry Tales

    Violet Du Feng – Hidden Letters, Maineland

    Jennifer Fox – My Reincarnation, Beirut: The Last Home Movie

    Sonia Kennebeck – Enemies of the State, National Bird

    Teddy Leifer – All That Breathes, Rough Aunties

    Simon Lereng Wilmont – A House Made of Splinters, The Distant Barking of Dogs

    Petr Lom – Myanmar Diaries, Angels on Diamond Street

    Melanie Miller – Navalny, Stutz

    Julia Nottingham – Be Water, Trophy

    Ilja Roomans – Master of Light, Turn Your Body to the Sun

    Nancy Schwartzman – Victim/Suspect, Roll Red Roll

    Joshua Seftel – Stranger at the Gate, The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano

    Shaunak Sen – All That Breathes, Cities of Sleep

    Daniel Sivan – Camp Confidential: America’s Secret Nazis, The Oslo Diaries

    Chris Smith – Sr., American Movie

    Corinne van Egeraat – Myanmar Diaries, Burma Storybook

    Tyler H. Walk – Welcome to Chechnya, How to Survive a Plague

    Eden Wurmfeld – The Big Scary “S” Word, Sunset Story

    Debra Zimmerman – Why Women Stay

  • Casting Directors

    John Buchan – Women Talking, Georgetown

    Pauline Hansson – Triangle of Sadness, Bergman Island

    Nina Haun – The School of Magical Animals, One for the Road

    Lissy Holm – The Lost King, Victoria & Abdul

    Jeanette Klintberg – Midsommar, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Jason Knight – Women Talking, Georgetown

    Alexandra Montag – Tár, Charlie’s Angels

    Pat Moran – Union Bridge, Ping Pong Summer

    Mathilde Snodgrass – Asterix & Obelix: The Middle Kingdom, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

    Rachel G. Tenner – Spirited, F9: The Fast Saga

  • Cinematographers

    Jolanta Dylewska – Ayka, In Darkness

    James Friend – All Quiet on the Western Front, Breakdown

    Martin Gschlacht – Goodnight Mommy, The Wall

    Florian Hoffmeister – Tár, Antlers

    Benjamin Kracun – Promising Young Woman, Beast

    K.K. Senthil Kumar – RRR, Baahubali: The Beginning

    Tommy Maddox-Upshaw – White Men Can’t Jump, Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu

    Kate McCullough – The Quiet Girl, Arracht

    Andrij Parekh – The Catcher Was a Spy, The Zookeeper’s Wife

    Christopher Ross – The Swimmers, Yesterday

    María Secco – Sorcery, The Empty Box

    Virginie Surdej – The Blue Caftan, Dreaming Walls: Inside the Chelsea Hotel

  • Film Editors

    Michael Aaglund – A House Made of Splinters, What Walaa WantsJoyce Arrastia – The Sea Beast, Rise of the GuardiansMelissa Bretherton – The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, Long ShotSarah Broshar – The Fabelmans, West Side StorySven Budelmann – All Quiet on the Western Front, The PhysicianAlain Dessauvage – Close, GirlChristopher Donaldson – Women Talking, Crimes of the FutureAgnieszka Glińska – EO, LambCraig Hayes – Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World, The Hate U GiveCharlotte Munch Bengtsen – All That Breathes, The Truffle HuntersLangdon Page – Navalny, MaryPaul Rogers – Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Death of Dick LongKen Schretzmann – Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, Toy Story 3Matt Villa – Elvis, The Great Gatsby

  • Production Design

    David Allday – Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Holmes & Watson

    Samantha Avila – Spider-Man: No Way Home, Lucy in the Sky

    Tom Brown – Dune, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    Richard Buoen – Once upon a Time…in Hollywood, Black Panther

    Diana Burton – West Side Story, The Goldfinch

    Barry Michael Chusid – Rampage, Independence Day: Resurgence

    Dylan Cole – Avatar: The Way of Water, Maleficent

    Sabu Cyril – RRR, Runway 34

    Bill Darby – Enola Holmes, The Mummy

    Klaus Darrelmann – Tenet, The Girl in the Spider’s Web

    Darrin Denlinger – Avengers: Endgame, Doctor Strange

    Raffaella Giovannetti – Roald Dahl’s The Witches, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

    Christian M. Goldbeck – All Quiet on the Western Front, Exile

    Ernestine Hipper – All Quiet on the Western Front, Tár

    Andrew H. Leung – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Mulan

    Karen Murphy – Elvis, A Star Is Born

    Ben Procter – Avatar: The Way of Water, Ender’s Game

    Kave Quinn – Catherine Called Birdy, The Brothers Grimsby

    Dean Sherriff – Emancipation, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Laura Sode-Matteson – Jungle Cruise, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    Amy Gail Wells – Inherent Vice, The Master

  • Short Films and Feature Animation

    Mahyar Abousaeedi – Turning Red, Incredibles 2

    Tom Berkeley – An Irish Goodbye, Roy

    Toni Bestard – Background, Foley Artist

    Kimberley Browning – Certified, Waiting for Ronald

    Alex Bulkley – Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, Hell and Back

    Bruno Caetano – Ice Merchants, The Peculiar Crime of Oddball Mr. Jay

    Dean Fleischer Camp – Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, Catherine

    Kenneth A. Carlson – Diner Formal, Dating Avi

    Trent Correy – The Godfather of the Bride, Drop

    Joel Bryan Crawford – Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, The Croods: A New Age

    Claire Dodgson – Minions: The Rise of Gru, Despicable Me 3

    Fabian Driehorst – Night, The Chimney Swift

    David DuLac – Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Happy Feet Two

    Maureen Fan – Namoo, Crow: The Legend

    Tiffany Frances – Dot, Hello from Taiwan

    João Gonzalez – Ice Merchants, Nestor

    Sara Gunnarsdóttir – My Year of Dicks, The Pirate of Love

    Mark Gustafson – Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Travis Hathaway – Incredibles 2, Brave

    David Jesteadt – Inu-oh, Belle

    Daniel Mark Jeup – Finding Nemo, Toy Story 2

    Thomas Jordan – Lightyear, Up

    Charlie Mackesy – The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

    Ian Megibben – Lightyear, Soul

    Cyrus Neshvad – The Red Suitcase, The Orchid

    Jaime Ray Newman – Skin, Life, Unexpected.

    Richard O’Connor – My Friend Nearly Killed Patti Smith, Marianne

    Lachlan Pendragon – An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It, The Toll

    Jesús Pimentel Melo – Miramelinda, Un Bel Morir

    Emmanuel-Alain Raynal – Steakhouse, Easter Eggs

    David Ryu – Luca, Coco

    Nidia Santiago – Negative Space, Oh Willy…

    Mónica Santos – Between the Shadows, Amélia & Duarte

    Nelson Shin – Empress Chung, The Transformers: The Movie

    Eirik Tveiten – Night Ride, Other Lives

    Nathan Warner – Encanto, Zootopia

    Ross White – An Irish Goodbye, Roy

  • Visual Effects

    Gino Acevedo – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    James Lee Baker – Eternals, Ant-Man and the Wasp

    A.J. Briones – War for the Planet of the Apes, Tomorrowland

    Nick Crew – The Adam Project, Captain Marvel

    Jubin Dave – Zootopia, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

    Pete Dionne – Pokémon Detective Pikachu, A Wrinkle in Time

    Arslan Elver – Peter Pan & Wendy, Christopher Robin

    Markus Frank – All Quiet on the Western Front, The School of Magical Animals

    Brian Gazdik – Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, Ready Player One

    Seth Hill – Top Gun: Maverick, Welcome to Marwen

    Haresh Hingorani – Laal Singh Chaddha, Zero

    Kamil Jafar – All Quiet on the Western Front, Never Look Away

    Arek Komorowski – Terminator: Dark Fate, Captain America: Civil War

    Lana Lan – Kong: Skull Island, Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Woei Lee – Ad Astra, Blade Runner 2049

    Bryan Litson – Top Gun: Maverick, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

    Scott Macintyre – Saint Maud, Fighting with My Family

    Alexandre Julien Millet – Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Beauty and the Beast

    Marla Inez Newall – Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, Black Widow

    Jenni O’Byrne – Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, The Irishman

    Cristin Pescosolido – Master, Old

    Frank Petzold – All Quiet on the Western Front, The Legend of Tarzan

    Adriano Rinaldi – The Rescue, The Finest Hours

    P.C. Sanath – 5 Rupees, Baahubali: The Beginning

    Robert Winter – Moonfall, Army of the Dead

    Florian Witzel – Avengers: Endgame, Doctor Strange

  • Costume Designers

    Trisha Biggar – The Wife, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

    Alex Bovaird – Nope, The Unforgivable

    Bob Buck – Avatar: The Way of Water, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    Monika Buttinger – Corsage, Rubikon

    Pam Downe – Mr. Malcolm’s List, The Vanishing

    Deirdra Elizabeth Govan – The Sun Is Also a Star, Sorry to Bother You

    Shirley Kurata – Everything Everywhere All at Once, Seoul Searching

    Linda Muir – The Northman, The Witch

    Annie Symons – My Policeman, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

  • Makeup Artists and Hairstylists

    Jason Baird – Elvis, Aquaman

    Annemarie Bradley – The Whale, A Quiet Place

    Anne Carroll – Deadpool 2, Star Trek Beyond

    Linda Eisenhamerová – All Quiet on the Western Front, Anthropoid

    Kimberly Felix – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Richard Jewell

    Thomas Foldberg – Everybody Hates Johan, War Sailor

    Erzsébet Forgács – Son of Saul, Being Julia

    Jules Holdren – Top Gun: Maverick, Free State of Jones

    Jaime Leigh McIntosh – Babylon, Blonde

    Alfredo Mora – Dance of the 41, Nora’s Will

    Nathalie Tissier – Chocolat, Amélie

    Luca Vannella – The Last Duel, Snow White and the Huntsman

    Angie Wells – Promising Young Woman, Harriet

Motion Picture Academy Invites 398 New Members, Including The Weeknd, David Byrne & Taylor Swift: Full List (2024)

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The statuettes are solid bronze and plated in 24-karat gold. Due to a metal shortage during World War II, Oscars® were made of painted plaster for three years. Following the war, the Academy invited recipients to redeem the plaster figures for gold-plated metal ones.

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Within the entertainment industry, the Golden Globes are considered second in importance both to the Academy Awards (for film) and to the Emmy Awards (for television), and the televised awards ceremony is a comparably lavish affair.

Do Academy members get paid? ›

To put it simply, the answer is 'no,' the winners don't get paid in cash. As per media reports, there never really is any direct cash prize for winning an Oscar; however, those who do win, see a boost to their bank accounts and reputation, often eventually.

Do Academy members pay dues? ›

* Membership dues are due January 1st every year. For the 2023 membership dues, there is a 20% late fee for payments received after May 1, 2023. Failure to pay annual membership dues will result in an Academy member being dropped as a member of the Academy, and your inability to use the M.A.A.A.

Do you get paid to be in the Academy? ›

Recruits live at the Academy during the week and are allowed to go home on weekends. The only way you can go to the Academy is to be hired first by the Department. When you are in the Academy, you are an employee of the Department of Public Safety and you will get paid while attending training.

Who else has been removed from the Academy Awards? ›

In fact, though there are those who have rejected their Oscars (Marlon Brando, Dudley Nichols), only one award has ever been revoked in Academy history — the 1969 prize for Best Documentary, which was given to Young Americans before it was determined that the film was released in 1967 and therefore ineligible.

Do Academy members watch all the movies? ›

Academy members don't watch all of the movies. A poll from the Hollywood Reporter confirmed what many suspect: The people who decide Best Picture don't necessarily watch the movies before they vote. In the poll, nearly 6 percent didn't watch the nominated films.

Who has turned down an Academy Award? ›

While Katherine Hepburn famously declined every invitation to attend the Academy Awards, she reportedly displayed the Oscars trophies she had won proudly in her home. However, Marlon Brando, George C. Scott, Dudley Nichols flat out refused the award.

Has the Academy ever revoked an award? ›

One of the most memorable categories from 1968 was the 'Best Documentary' award. That year, Young Americans, directed by Alexander Grasshoff, won the statuette and then had it revoked when it was discovered to have had theatrical showings in 1967, making it ineligible for the 1968 award.

Can you reject an Oscar? ›

Although there have been a few instances when some winners were unable to receive their award at the ceremony due to scheduling conflicts or other such genuine issues, there have been three people who outright refused their Oscar.

Who is the CEO of the Oscars? ›

CEO Bill Kramer oversees a staff of more than 700 who conduct the Academy's day-to-day business.

What are the new motion picture Academy rules? ›

Under the new rules, which were approved by the group's 54-member board of governors, a film will need to continue its run beyond the current requirement — a one-week theatrical release in one of six U.S. qualifying cities — to be eligible to compete for best picture.

Who controls the Oscars? ›

The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are awards for artistic and technical merit for the film industry. They are presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), in recognition of excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.

Do Oscar winners have to pay for the statue? ›

According to the Academy's rulebook, if a winner wants to sell his or her Oscar, he or she must offer it to the Academy, which may pay one dollar for the statuette.

What do celebrities get when they win an Oscar? ›

There is no direct cash prize for winning an Oscar, no cheque is made out to the winners… but the those lucky enough to lift the 13 and a half inch tall golden statuette, crafted by Polich Tallix fine art foundry in New York's Hudson Valley, will certainly see a boost to their bank account, if not an immediate one.

Do Grammy winners know they won? ›

FINAL VOTING TO SELECT GRAMMY WINNERS

All ballots, including those from special committees, are tabulated confidentially by an independent accounting firm. Results of the final voting are not known until the day of the GRAMMY Awards, when Deloitte delivers sealed envelops with names of the winners.

What does best motion picture award mean? ›

The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is considered the most important of the Academy Awards, as it is the final award presented, representing the combined directing, acting, and writing efforts put forth for a film.

How does the Academy choose members? ›

How do you become a member? To become an Academy member, candidates must be sponsored by two existing members of the candidate's prospective Academy branch. First-time nominees are given automatic membership consideration without sponsorship.

Who is the head of the Academy? ›

In August, Yang began her first term as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, becoming the first Asian person, and fourth woman, to hold the position.

How do you get nominated for an Oscar? ›

The Oscar nominations are selected by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Voting for nominations begins in late December, and all votes are tallied by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and then normally announced mid-January.

What are the benefits of being an Oscar Academy member? ›

Benefits of Academy Membership

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What does it mean when you leave the Academy of Motion Pictures? ›

What does resigning from the Academy mean? When someone resigns from the the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that means no longer have any voting rights. They also no longer get access to Academy screenings of films to watch before voting.

Who has been removed from the Academy of Motion Pictures? ›

In its 94-year history, the Academy has expelled only five members: Carmine Caridi, Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski, and cinematographer Adam Kimmel.

Who has been banned from the Academy of Motion Pictures? ›

Ahead of Oscars 2023, here's a look at celebrities who have been banned by the Academy:
  • Will Smith. Will Smith has been banned from attending the Oscars for the next 10 years. ...
  • Richard Gere. Related stories. ...
  • Harvey Weinstein. ...
  • Roman Polanski. ...
  • Bill Cosby.
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Do you get paid if you get in Oscar? ›

To put it simply, the answer is 'no,' the winners don't get paid in cash. As per media reports, there never really is any direct cash prize for winning an Oscar; however, those who do win, see a boost to their bank accounts and reputation, often eventually.

How much money do you get when you win an Oscar? ›

The amount Oscar winners receive is zero, but...

Through a study carried out by IBISworld some time ago, it was estimated that the average salary of an Oscar winner rises by up to 20% after receiving the award, so although they don't receive anything directly, it does increase their income.

Do you get paid for having an Oscar? ›

Simple answer. The simple answer is no, Academy Awards winners, no matter the importance of the prize they've won, do not receive a direct cash or cheque prize.

What does Will Smith lose by resigning from the Academy? ›

Smith's resignation pre-empts official disciplinary action from the Academy board of governors, which met on Wednesday and initiated proceedings against Smith. Smith loses voting privileges with his resignation.

What does it mean if Will Smith resigns from the Academy? ›

First and foremost, Smith's resignation allows him to keep his Oscar for Best Actor. As an ex-Academy member, he can no longer place a vote for the Oscars. This also means he can still be nominated for future Academy Awards and attend upcoming ceremonies.

What does Will Smith resigning from the Academy mean? ›

Impact Of Resignation

The Hollywood Reporter wrote that “Smith's resignation means he can no longer vote for the Oscars—but he can still be nominated for future Academy Awards, attend future ceremonies and keep the statue he won.

Who is blacklisted from the Oscars? ›

Who is banned from the Oscars? According to Insider, six other men have previously been banned from attending the Oscars or expelled from the organization: Richard Gere, Carmine Caridi, Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski, Adam Kimmel and Harvey Weinstein.

Who are the only two actors to have refused an Academy Award and for what picture? ›

Academy apologizes to Sacheen Littlefeather, who refused an Oscar on Marlon Brando's behalf. Sacheen Littlefeather, who refused an Academy Award on Marlon Brando's behalf, will receive a formal apology from the Academy at an event next month.

What does it mean to be expelled from the academy? ›

Expulsion from the Academy would mean a permanent disinvitation from all future Academy events, including the Oscars, a stripping of the ability to vote in the Academy Awards, and permanent ineligibility to win future Academy Awards.

Who has been stripped of their Oscar? ›

In fact, though there are those who have rejected their Oscars (Marlon Brando, Dudley Nichols), only one award has ever been revoked in Academy history — the 1969 prize for Best Documentary, which was given to Young Americans before it was determined that the film was released in 1967 and therefore ineligible.

Who has been banned from the Oscars and why? ›

The Academy also banned some celebrities for more serious reasons: Bill Cosby was banned after allegations of sexual assault, while director Roman Polanski was expelled from the Academy in 2018, more than 40 years after he was accused of raping a 13-year-old girl.

Was Will Smith stripped of Oscar? ›

Will Smith has not been stripped of his Academy Award following his assault of Chris Rock — but he has been banned from the Oscars and other events hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for a decade.

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