The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has, since Monday, two new Dutch members: make-up Arjen Spouts and filmproducente Cilia van Dijk. They sit between the a total of 928 names that an invitation may have received and may, if they accept it, now vote for your favourite film an Oscar deserves.
Spouts handle last edition, in the category of best make-up in addition to an Oscar for his work for the movie Miracle. Van Dijk made in 1986, named by an Academy Award win for best short animated film for the film Anna & Bella.
The Academy strives for a number of years to more diversity within its own ranks. This is evident in the invitations of this year. In nine of the industries were more women than men are invited.
On the list are numerous famous names such as actresses Liv Tyler, Amy Schumer, Daisy Ridley, Blake Lively, Lily Collins and Emilia Clarke. Rapper Kendrick Lamer has received an invitation following his music for Black Panther and Divergent. Also author J. K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, there.
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