U.S. film academy invites 819 new members this year to increase diversity
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
LOS ANGELES, June 30 (Xinhua) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended invitations to 819 artists and executives, including 15 Oscar winners, to join this year, the organization said Tuesday.
The 2020 class is 45 percent women, 36 percent underrepresented ethnic/racial communities, and 49 percent international from 68 countries, according to a press release from the Academy.
The star-studded list of invitees includes Yalitza Aparicio ("Roma"), Florence Pugh ("Little Women" ...