Taylor Swift, Ram Charan, Jr. NTR among new members invited by The Academy

The Academy members. Photo Credit: OutFable

Oscars: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is in fill swing as it reveals that it is inviting 398 new members for being apart of their organisation. Some of the top artists who have received the invite includes Ke Huy Quan, Austin Butler, Keke Palmer, Stephanie Hsu, Paul Mescal, Taylor Swift. There are several branches among which one is selected by the invited member once the invite is accepted. A total of 19 branches are there in which members are listed as per their category of work.

Some of the main branches are actors, casting directors, directors, music, cinematographers, costume designers, documentary, producers, visual effects, writers etc. In 2022, there were 10,665 members and this year if all the invities accept their membership, there will be 10,817 Academy members in 2023. However, there will be a decrease in the number of voting members. The previous figures were 9,665 but this time it will be 9,375. Moreover, on March 10 this year, the 96th Oscars have been schedule.


Indian members in The Academy

There are few Indian entities who have receive the invites from the Academy. Two among them are actors who’s song received the Oscars recently. Yes, you guessed it right. Ram Charan and NT Rama Rao Jr. have receive the invitation from the Academy. Other than both of them, Karan Johar has also received the invite and is under the category of producers. Many Indians are very happy about the news of Ram Charan and NT Rama Rao Jr. are invited.

Meanwhile, Academy CEO Bill Kramer and Academy President Janet Yang said that “these members represent extraordinary global talent across cinematic disciplines, and have made a vital impact on the arts and sciences of motion pictures as well as on movie fans round the globe”. The 2023 class comprises 40% women. Additionally, 34% of the class belongs to underrepresented ethnic/racial communities while 52% hail from 51 countries and territories outside the United States. With the new invitees, the 2024 class will include 34% female, 18% non-white and 20% non-American voting members.