Billie Eilish and Taylor-Joy: Oscar Academy invites 397 new members

Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish on the Oscars stage. Photo: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/dpa - dpa-infocom GmbH

The Oscar Academy has invited 397 new members, almost half of them women. The association has over 9000 members.

The essentials in brief
•	Billie Eilish, Anya Taylor-Joy and 395 others are invited to the Oscars Academy.
•	Of the new members, 44 percent are women and 37 percent belong to a minority.

The Academy has invited 397 new members, including actresses Ariana DeBose (West Side Story) and Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit) and singer Billie Eilish.

Billie Eilish and Taylor-Joy

Half of the invitees were from the United States, 44 percent were women, and 37 percent were from minorities.

This was announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

The path to the academy leads through an Oscar nomination or through other special services to the film.

There are around a dozen categories, including direction, camera, editing, acting and music.

The association, which has over 9,000 members , has been trying to achieve more diversity for some time.

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