The Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences has been the pillar of the movie industry for 90 years. The organization has become an elite club that only those who receive an invitation with their name on it can enter. The Board of Governors decides which members of the industry are eligible for the club. Usually, a competitive Oscar nomination can become the golden ticket to this high-tier society. This year, the film academy welcomed a total of 774 newcomers, including Gal Gadot.
The Film Academy Will Have a Total of 8,000 Members This Year
This year, the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences delivered a new record-breaking volume of invitations. The membership of the most elitist club in the movie industry will reach a high milestone of 8,000 members. The actress that brought Wonder Woman to life with such an inspiring performance, Gal Gadot, will also be among the newcomers.
The total 0f 774 novel recruits will constitute the class of 2017. Among them are numerous names that reached a point of celebrity only for a few years now. These are the loving couple of Chris Pratt and Anna Faris, but also Kristen Stewart, Dwayne Johnson, Priyanka Chopra, Adam Driver, and Warwick Davis.
Some invitations were also sent outside the Hollywood realm. Therefore, Italian actress Monica Bellucci, and Bollywood stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan have also earned a seat in this organization. Probably the most adored recruits by the Millennial generation are Harry Potter actors Tom Felton and Rupert Grint. The youngest name is the 19-year-old Elle Fanning, and the oldest recruit is Betty White aged 95.
The New Selection of Recruits Enjoys Diversity
The organization made sure this year’s selection enjoys diversification. Women represent 39% of the recruits while 30% of them are artists of color. These rates will surely put an end to this year’s tumultuous criticism for a portfolio of Academy Award winners who mostly belong to the white category.
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