•   
  •   

Entertainment Awkwafina and Zendaya among 819 invited to join film academy

02:30  01 july  2020
02:30  01 july  2020 Source:   pressassociation.com

Dune cinematographer Greig Fraser says the movie will be “a standalone epic”

  Dune cinematographer Greig Fraser says the movie will be “a standalone epic” "It was a beautiful experience making it"Fraser – who also worked on the Star Wars spin-off Rogue One – shared told  Collider that the ambitious new imagining of author Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic is, despite being split into two parts, “a fully standalone epic film that people will get a lot out of when they see it”.

Sign in. Mpw. Bozoma Saint John joins Netflix as CMO. Tech. Facebook bans violent ‘boogaloo’ groups.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 819 artists and executives to join the organization in 2020. “The Academy is delighted to welcome these distinguished fellow travelers in the motion picture arts and sciences. Awkwafina , John David Washington, Florence Pugh Among

a woman wearing a pink shirt: Awkwafina (Ian West/PA) © Ian West Awkwafina (Ian West/PA)

Cynthia Erivo, John David Washington, Eva Longoria, Zendaya and Awkwafina are among the 819 people who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The organisation that puts on the Oscars announced the new invitees on Tuesday. If they accept, which most do, those in the new class will have voting privileges at this year’s Oscars.

The massive 2020 list includes a diverse swath of people from all sectors of the industry, from acting to publicity to costume design.

Invited actors include Ana De Armas (Knives Out), Brian Tyree Henry (If Beale Street Could Talk), Florence Pugh (Little Women), Lakeith Stanfield (Sorry To Bother You), Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart) and Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians).

Directors like Lulu Wang (The Farewell), Ari Aster (Midsommar), Terence Davies (The House Of Mirth) and Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake) are also on the list.

A handful of actors from this year’s best picture winner Parasite, including Jang Hye-Jin, Jo Yeo-Jeong, Park So-Dam and Lee Jung-Eun, were also invited to join. The Academy said that 49% of the new invitees are international and represent some 68 countries.

Other notable invitees include TV mogul Ryan Murphy, who produced the documentary A Secret Love, country singer Tim McGraw, who was in The Blind Side and lyricist Bernie Taupin who contributed to the Elton John biopic Rocketman.

The 2021 Oscars have been postponed, but not canceled

  The 2021 Oscars have been postponed, but not canceled And the Oscars go to April. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday announced the 2021 Oscars ceremony has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and will now air on April 25, 2021, instead of Feb. 28, 2021. The show, however, hasn't been called off entirely, as some have speculated could happen. Additionally, while the Oscars typically honor films that come out during one calendar year, the eligibility period for the 93rd Academy Awards has been extended. Now, movies that were released from January 2020 all the way through February 2021 can qualify for the awards.

Dirty Film is the executive producer of the new FX series, Mrs. America, as well as co-created and executive producer of the limited series Stateless, which first premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, will launch globally on Netflix next month.

Awkwafina and Zendaya are among the 819 people invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Academy president David Rubin said that the organisation is “delighted to welcome these distinguished fellow travellers in the motion picture arts and sciences”.

Diversifying its ranks continues to be a main focus for the film academy, which in 2016 committed to doubling its female and minority membership by 2020.

It has since surpassed those goals and continues to infuse membership classes with both women and people from underrepresented communities.

Women make up 45% of the 2020 class and people of colour comprise 36% of the total of invitees this year. The academy has also announced a new five-year plan that includes implementing inclusion standards for nominees.

“We look forward to continuing to foster an Academy that reflects the world around us in our membership, our programs, our new Museum, and in our awards,” said academy CEO Dawn Hudson in a written statement.

This will also be the first year that talent agent members will be able to vote on the awards.

The 93rd Academy Awards are set to take place on April 25, 2021, two months later than originally planned due to Covid-19’s effects on the industry.

Oscars organizers say academy exceeds diversity goal as 'Parasite' cast, others join .
Oscars organizers say academy exceeds diversity goal as 'Parasite' cast, others joinLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The organization that awards the Oscars said on Tuesday it had invited 819 new members to join its ranks and exceeded a goal set four years ago to diversify the group's membership by 2020.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 0
This is interesting!