News // THE ACADEMY SELECTS NEWEST MEMBERS AS THE CLASS OF 2017



The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has invited its newest class of members, bringing the total to over 8,000.


For two years now, Academy president, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, has championed a reform to the invitation procedure, with the intent to bring diversity in all forms to the forefront of the Academy's makeup.


The Class of 2017 includes 774 new members (the most for a single year), representing 57 countries. The new class is 39% female and 30% people of color. The new class also represents 24 Oscar winners. The youngest invitee is Elle Fanning (19). The oldest is Betty White (95). Many of the names, especially in the acting branch, are current or rising stars, including Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot. In other branches, names like Tom Ford (directing) Jordan Peele (writing) show up.


Here is the complete list of invitees, by branch:


ACTORS

Riz Ahmed

Debbie Allen

Elena Anaya

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan

Monica Bellucci

Gil Birmingham

Nazanin Boniadi

Daniel Bruhl

Maggie Cheung

John Cho

Priyanka Chopra

Matt Craven

Terry Crews

Warwick Davis

Colman Domingo

Adam Driver

Joel Edgerton

Chris Evans

Luke Evans

Fan Bingbing

Elle Fanning

Golshifteh Farahani

Anna Farris

Tom Felton

Rebecca Ferguson

Lou Ferrigno

Gal Gadot

Charlotte Gainsbourg

Jeff Garlin

Spencer Garrett

Domhnall Gleeson

Sharon Gless

Donald Glover

Judy Greer

Rupert Grint

Noel Gugliemi

Jon Hamm

Armie Hammer

Naomie Harris

Leila Hatami

Anne Heche

Lucas Hedges

Chris Hemsworth

Ciaran Hinds

Aldis Hodge

Bryce Dallas Howard

Bonnie Hunt

Jiang Wen

Dwayne Johnson

Leslie Jones

Keegan-Michael Key

Aamir Khan

Irrfan Khan

Salman Khan

Rinko Kikuchi

Zoe Kravitz

Sanaa Lathan

Carina Lau

Tony Leung

Rami Malek

Leslie Mann

Kate McKinnon

Sienna Miller

Janelle Monae

Michelle Monaghan

Viggo Mortensen

Ruth Negga

Franco Nero

Elizabeth Olsen

Deepika Padukone

Sarah Paulson

Robert Picardo

Amy Poehler

Chris Pratt

Zachary Quinto

Edgar Ramirez

Phylicia Rashad

Margot Robbie

Maya Rudolph

Hiroyuki Sanada

Henry G. Sanders

Rodrigo Santoro

Rade Serbedzija

Nestor Serrano

Amanda Seyfried

Molly Shannon

Anna Deavere Smith

Hailee Steinfeld

Kristen Stewart

Omar Sy

Wanda Sykes

Channing Tatum

Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Lauren Tom

Jeanne Tripplehorn

Paz Vega

Dee Wallace

Ming-Na Wen

Betty White

Rebel Wilson

Mary Elizabeth Winstead

BD Wong

Shailene Woodley

Donnie Yen


CASTING DIRECTORS

PoPing AuYeung

Yael Aviv

Constance Demontoy

Corinna Glaus

Lindsay Graham

Kimberly Hardin

Richard Hicks

Priscilla John

Valorie Massalas

Reg Poerscout-Edgerton

Johanna Ray

Jamie Sparer Roberts

Anna Maria Sambucco

Harika Uygur

Francesco Vedovati


CINEMATOGRAPHERS

Jose Luis Alcaine

Affonso Beato

Walter Carvalho

Chung-Hoon Chung

Kiko de la Rica

Crystel Fournier

Robert Hardy

Camilla Hjelm Knudsen

Dan Laustsen

James Laxton

Ernesto Pardo

Linus Sandgren

Andre Turpin

Zhao Xiaoding


COSTUME DESIGNERS

Renee April

Erin Benach

Suzy Benzinger

Arjun Bhasin

Diana Cilliers

Michele Clapton

Bina Daigeler

Julian Day

Jenny Eagan

Steven Noble

Karen Patch

Monique Prudhomme

Trish Summerville

Melissa Toth


DESIGNERS

Javier Ameijeiras

Toni Barton

Danielle Berman

Kelly Berry

Stefania Cella

Ellen Christiansen

Jim Clay

Beverley Dunn

Brad Einhorn

Antxon Gomez

Regina Graves

Isabelle Guay

Paul Hotte

Elston Howard

Helen Jarvis

Tina Jones

Kathy Lucas

Naomi Shohan

Carl Sprague

Jon Gary Steele

Patrick M. Sullivan, Jr.

Karen J. TenEyck

Shane Andrew Vieau

David Wasco

Elizabeth Wilcox


DIRECTORS

Faith Akin

Adolfo Aristarain

David Ayer

Nabil Ayouch

Siddiq Barmak

Aida Begic

Emmanuelle Bercot

Martin Butler

Patricia Cardoso

Peter Ho-Sun Chan

Derek Cianfrance

Pedro Costa

Garth Davis

Bentley Dean

Lav Diaz

Carlos Diegues

Nelson Pereira dos Santos

Nana Dzhordzhadze

Ildiko Enyedi

Amat Escalante

Safi Faye

Tom Ford

Goutam Ghose

Jessica Hausner

Joanna Hogg

Hannes Holm

Ann Hui

Christine Jeffs

Barry Jenkins

Alejandro Jodorowsky

Kim Ki-duk

Zacharias Kunuk

Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina

David Mackenzie

Sharon Maguire

Theodore Melfi

Kleber Mendonca Filho

Brillante Mendoza

Marta Meszaros

Takashi Miike

Orlando Montiel

Jocelyn Moorhouse

Kira Muratova

Hector Olivera

Idrissa Ouedraogo

Jordan Peele

Mohammad Rasoulof

Eran Riklis

Arturo Ripstein

Guy Ritchie

Anthony Russo

Joseph Russo

Mrinal Sen

Cate Shortland

Peter Sollett

Juan Carlos Tabio

Rawson Marshall Thurber

Johnnie To

Tran Anh Hung

Pablo Trapero

Athina Rachel Tsangari

Paula van der Oest

Susanna White

Martin Zandvliet


DOCUMENTARY

Ricardo Acosta

John Akomfrah

Natalia Almada

Mirra Bank

Geof Bartz

Diane Becker

Edet Belzberg

Don Bernier

Ruby Chen

S. Leo Chiang

John Davey

Keiko Deguchi

Abigail E. Disney

Ezra Edelman

Bob Eisenhardt

Diana El Jeiroudi

Jihan El-Tahri

Geeta Gandbhir

Tim Hetherington

Lina Gopaul

Nadia Hallgren

Nick Higgins

John Hoffman

Tabitha Jackson

Kristi Jacobson

Janus Billeskov Jansen

Judy Kibinge

Brian Knappenberger

Dan Krauss

Penny Lane

Grace Lee

Lisa Leeman

Audrey Marrs

Hilla Medalia

Jonas Mekas

Justine Nagan

Joanna Natasegara

Marilyn Ness

Peters Nicks

Orwa Nyrabia

Alanis Obomsawin

Eva Orner

Heloisa Passos

Anand Patwardhan

Leanne Pooley

Gianfranco Rosi

AJ Schnack

Fisher Stevens

Jean-Marie Teno

Ben Tsiang

Orlando van Einsiedel

Aaron Wickenden

Marina Zenovich


EXECUTIVES

Hussain Amarshi

Robert Bakish

Glen Basner

David Beaubaire

Dori Begley

Jonathan Berg

Gillian E. Bohrer

Jim Burke

Elizabeth Cantillon

Jeff Clanagan

Stuart Ford

Nancy Gerstman

Andrea Giannetti

Kira Goldberg

Julie Goldstein

Peter Goldwyn

Carla Hacken

Mike Hopkins

Matt Jackson

Zygi Kamasa

Scott Kennedy

Charles D. King

Eda Kowan

Niija Kuykendall

Winnie Lau

Miky Lee

Helen Lee-Kim

Peter Levinsohn

Alison Lima

Laurie May

Tendo Nagenda

DanTram Nguyen

Rachel O'Connor

Hengameh Panahi

Eric Paquette

John Penotti

Abhijay Prakash

Elizabeth Raposo

Shari Redstone

Emily Russo

Erin Siminoff

Alison Thompson

Michael Wright


FILM EDITORS

Spencer Averick

Alexandre de Franceschi

Keiko Deguchi

Tracy Granger

Sabine Hoffman

Edie Ichioka

Janus Billeskov Jansen

Celine Kelepikis

Melissa Kent

Juan Carlos Macias

Jim May

Fredrik Morheden

Christopher Murrie

Tania Michel Nehme

Tia Nolan

Anne Osterud

Gregory Perler

Jacopo Quadri

Fabienne Rawley

Jake Roberts

Hayedah Safiyari

Nat Sanders

Per Sandholt

Suzanne Spangler

Molly Malene Stensgaard

Alexandra Strauss

Christian Wagner

Monika Willi

Kate Williams

Dan Zimmerman

Lucia Zucchetti

Eric Zumbrunnen


MAKEUP ARTISTS AND HAIRSTYLISTS

Richard Alonzo

Alessandro Bertolazzi

Christine Beveridge

Felicity Bowring

Jerry DeCarlo

Patricia DeHaney

Naomi Donne

Linda Dowds

Audrey Doyle

Tina Earnshaw

Rick Findlater

Paul Gooch

Fae Hammond

Miia Kovero

Michael Marino

Frances Mathias

Christopher Nelson

Elaine Offers

Conor O'Sullivan

Daniel Phillips

Luigi Rocchetti

Morag Ross

Nikoletta Skarlatos

Vittorio Sodano

Shane Thomas

Kenneth Walker

Kerry Warn

Carla White

Ann Pala Williams

Jeremy Woodhead


MUSIC

Mark Adler

Edesio Alejandro

Nancy Allen

David Amram

Craig Armstrong

Angelo Badalamenti

Nicholas Britell

Nick Cave

Jordan Corngold

Warren Ellis

Lisa Gerrard

Justin Hurwitz

Jimmy Jam

Todd Kasow

Abel Korzeniowski

Mica Levi

Terry Lewis

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Atli Orvarsson

Benj Pasek

Justin Paul

Laurent Perez Del Mar

Jocelyn Pook

Laura Rossi

Philip Sheppard

Stephen James Taylor

Justin Timberlake

Benjamin Wallfisch

Debbie Wiseman


PRODUCERS

Khadija Alami

Joshua Astrachan

Fred Berger

Jason Michael Berman

Moritz Borman

Karin Chien

Michael Costigan

Pablo Cruz

Mel Eslyn

Howard Gertler

Aaron L. Gilbert

Mindy Goldberg

Carla Hacken

Jordan Horowitz

Lars Knudsen

Juan de Dios Larrain

Sophia Lin

Michel Merkt

Bertha Navarro

Alex Orlovsky

Adele Romanski

Robert Salerno

Jeffrey Sharp

Nansun Shi

Gabrielle Tana

Jenno Topping

Frida Torresblanco

Jay Van Hoy

Julie Yorn


PUBLIC RELATIONS

Clive Baillie

Michael Brown

Matt Cowal

Tomy Drissi

Sonya Y. Ede-Williams

Lynne Frank

Jonathan Garson

Peter Giannascoli

Marvin Gray

Simon Hewlett

Melissa Holloway

Angela Johnson

Wellington Love

Michelle Marks

Bill Neil

Douglas Neil

Angela Paura

Heather Johnson Phillips

Tom Piechura

Pamela Rodi

Ivette Rodriguez

Jeff Sanderson

Jerry Schmitz

Lauren Schwartz

Carol Sewell

Michael Singer

Afrat Spalding

Kristin Stark

Maggie Todd

Norman Wang

Bumble Ward

Joe Whitmore

Lea Yardum

Kevin Allen Yoder


SHORT FILMS AND FEATURE ANIMATION

Selim Azzazi

Matt Baer

Kyle Balda

Aske Bang

Jacquie Barnbrook

Claude Barras

Eric Beckman

Jared Bush

Carlos E. Cabral

Giacun Caduff

John K. Carr

Jeeyun Sung Chisholm

Jericca Cleland

Andrew Coats

John Cohen

Lindsey Collins

Devin Crane

Ricardo Curtis

Richard Daskas

Kristof Deak

Jason Deamer

David DeVan

Walt Dohrn

Rob Dressel

Stefan Eichenberger

David Eisenmann

Patrik Eklund

Steve Emerson

Lise Fearnley

Mathias Fjellstrom

Arish Fyzee

Juanjo Gimenez

Andrew Gordon

Jinko Gotoh

Eric Guillon

Lou Hamou-Lhadj

John Hill

Steven "Shaggy" Hornby

Steven Clay Hunter

Alessandro Jacomini

Christopher Jenkins

Sean D. Jenkins

Phil Johnston

Oliver Jones

Mohit Kallianpur

Max Karli

Michael Kaschalk

Karsten Kiilerich

Timothy Lamb

Gina Warr Lawes

Sang Jun Lee

Meg LeFauve

Jenny Lerew

Brad Lewis

Carl Ludwig

Andrew Okpeaha MacLean

MaryAnn Malcomb

Anders Mastrup

Moon Molson

Dave Mullins

Michelle Murdocca

Christopher Murrie

Ramsey Naito

Damon O'Beirne

Hyrum Virl Osmond

Greg Pak

James Palumbo

Christine Panushka

Pierre Perifel

Jeffrey Jon Pidgeon

David Pimentel

Elvira Pinkhas

Kori Rae

Mahesh Ramasubramanian

Ferenc Rofusz

Vicki Saulls

Brad Schiff

William Schwab

Gina Shay

Jeff Snow

Peter Sohn

Debra Solomon

David Soren

Cara Speller

Peggy Stern

Michael Stocker

Arianne Sutner

Ennio Torresan

Geza M. Toth

Anna Udvardy

Wayne Unten

Thoedore Ushev

Robert Valley

Timo von Gunten

Gil Zimmerman

Marilyn Zornado

Peter Albrechtsen

Christopher Assells

David Bach

Sylvain Bellemare

Miriam Biderman

Charlotte Buys

Charlie Campagna

Harry Cohen

Mohammed Reza Delpak

Yann Delpuech

Jose Luis Diaz

Jesse K-D. Dodd

Amrit Pritam Dutta

Ezra Dweck

William Files

Bernard Gariepy Strobl

Mariusz Glabinski

Peter Grace

Gu Changning

Robert Hein

Douglas Jackson

Jonathan Klein

Claude La Haye

Robert Mackenzie

Tony Martinez

Steve A. Morrow

Jean-Paul Mugel

Cheryl Nardi

Al Nelson

Marc Orts

Daniel Pagan

Goeffrey Patterson

Margit Pfeiffer

Becki Ponting

Andy Potvin

Richard Quinn

Jacob Ribicoff

Robert L. Sephton

Guntis Sics

Jane Tattersall

Steven Ticknor

Derek Vanderhorst

Bryon E. Williams

Katy Wood

Andy Wright


VISUAL EFFECTS

Arundi Asregadoo

Steve Begg

Feliz Berges

Angus Bickerton

Jason Billington

Nafees Bin Zafar

Rod Bogart

Cosmas Paul Bolger, Jr.

Pierre Buffin

Sonja Burchard

Mark Byers

Mike Chambers

Vincent Cirelli

Brian Cox

Joyce Cox

Jan Philip Cramer

Janelle Croshaw

Denise Davis

Brennan Doyle

Pauline Duvall

Christopher D. Edwards

Steve Emerson

Doug Epps

Conny Fauser

Paul Giacoppo

Joachim Gruninger

Rhonda C. Gunner

Craig Hammack

Jonathan Harb

Darren Hendler

Erik Henry

David Hodgins

Matt Johnson

Oliver Jones

Nikos Kalaitzidis

Daniel Kramer

Francois Lambert

Mohen Leo

John M. Levin

Jacqui Lopez

Fumi Mashimo

Glen McIntosh

Keith Francis Miller

Mohsen Mousavi

Colette Mullenhoff

Peter Muyzers

Kenneth Nakada

Steve Nichols

David Niednagel

Brett Northcutt

Danielle Plantec

Darren Michael Poe

Nordin Rahhali

Philippe Rebours

Jay Redd

Jonathan Rothbart

Brad Schiff

J.D. Schwalm

Thomas J. Smith

Jason Snell

Robert Stadd

Paul Story

Ryan Tudhope

Robert Weaver

Louis Zutavern


WRITERS

Karim Ainouz

Rakhshan Bani-Etemad

Siddiq Barmak

Aida Begic

Jeremy Brock

Jared Bush

John Collee

Buddhadeb Dasgupta

Kenneth Angelo Daurio, Jr.

Luke Davies

Mohamed Diab

Lav Diaz

Katie Dippold

Nelson Pereira dos Santos

Ildiko Enyedi

Safi Faye

Feng Xiaogang

Paz Alicia Garciadiego

Bahman Ghobadi

Goutam Ghose

Eric Heisserer

Barry Jenkins

Alejandro Jodorowsky

Phil Johnston

Kim Ki-duk

Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina

Brit Marling

Marta Meszaros

Mike Mills

Idrissa Ouedraogo

Eva Pataki

Cinco Paul

Jordan Peele

Simon Pegg

Mohammad Rasoulof

Eran Riklis

Celine Sciamma

Mrinal Sen

Taylor Sheridan

Sooni Taraporevala

Tran Anh Hung

Joss Whedon

William Wheeler

Yau Nai-hoi

Mauricio Zacharias

Martin Zandvliet


MEMBERS-AT-LARGE

Pippa Anderson

Margaret Bodde

Dan Bradley

Brooke Breton

Chris Brigham

Jill Brooks

Stephen Broussard

Stephen Campanelli

Joyce Cox

Charles Croughwell

Andrew Z. Davis

Steve M. Davison

Bill Draper

Mitch Dubin

Christopher D. Edwards

Mickey Giacomazzi

Richard Glasser

Jeffrey W. Harlacker

Thomas R. Harper

Jill Hopper

Craig Hosking

Gary Hymes

Andrea Kalas

Jeanie King

Natasha Leonnet

Todd London

Erika McKee

Mary McLaglen

Ujwal Narayan Nirgudkar

Cyndi Ochs

Howard Paar

Darwyn Peachey

Louis Phillips

Susan Pickett

Thomas Poole

Darrin Prescott

Berenice Robinson

Lee Rosenthal

Rebekah Rudd

P. Scott Sakamoto

Dana Sano

William O. Schultz

Ellen H. Schwartz

William Sherak

Brian Smrz

John Stoneham, Jr.

David Taritero

Garrett Warren

Raymond Yeung

Rowena Arguelles

Peter Benedek

Jim Berkus

George Freeman

Harry Gold

Scott Greenberg

Brandt Joel

Keya Khayatian

Richard Klubeck

Jessica Lacy

Jon Levin

Rhonda Price

Hylda Queally

Philip Raskind

Stephanie Ritz

Rajendra Roy

Mick Sullivan

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