Academy Breaks Own Record, Invites 774 New Members

Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins, composer Lin-Manuel Miranda and actors Ruth Negga, Janelle Monae, Viggo Mortensen and Riz Ahmed are among the 774 film professionals who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, AMPAS announced on Wednesday.

The number breaks the record set last year, when 683 people were invited to join. That number itself  shattered all previous records, both for new members and for the gender and racial diversity of those invited.

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