The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invites 176 new members

Invitations were sent out to 176 artists and executives for membership of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Those who accept will join almost 6000 industry members who get to vote in the annual Academy Awards in Hollywood.

Membership is not limited to actors and directors but covers industry writers, publicists, editors, cinematographers, documentary filmmakers, music and sound professionals.

Actor invites include:

Michelle Yeoh – “The Lady,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”
Andy Serkis – “The Prestige,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
Melissa McCarthy – “Bridesmaids,” “The Back-Up Plan”
Matthew McConaughey – “The Lincoln Lawyer,” “A Time to Kill”
Diego Luna – “Milk,” “Y Tu Mamá También”
Sean Bean – “Flightplan,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”
Jean Dujardin – “Les infidèls, “The Artist”
Richard E. Grant – “The Iron Lady,” “Withnail & I”
Lili Taylor – “Being Flynn,” “High Fidelity”