June 29, 2017
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The Academy announced on Wednesday that it’s inviting 774 new members — a record-breaking number.

It marks the second year in a row that the institution has broken its own record; last year, it set a new high-water mark by inviting 683 new membersAdditionally, people of color make up 30% of the new class — a significant statistic following the #OscarsSoWhite protest that made waves in 2016. According to the Academy’s announcement, there has been a 331% increase of people of color invited to join the Academy from 2015-2017. The Academy has vowed to make its membership better reflect the world demographics, after many years of criticism that women, racial minorities and international artists were under-represented. As a result, the number of new-member invitations has risen steadily. [Source]

Actors

Robert Picardo – “Hail, Caesar!,” “TheMeddler”
Amy Poehler – “Inside Out,”“Sisters”
Chris Pratt – “Guardians of the Galaxy” series, “Jurassic World”
Zachary Quinto – “Star Trek” series, “Snowden”
Édgar Ramírez – “The Girl on the Train,” “Joy”
Phylicia Rashad – “Creed,” “For Colored Girls”

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