The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled 276 names including Grammy winner Prince, Jennifer Lopez, The Hangover helmer Todd Phillips, who have been invited to join the organisation this year.
In the Actors category, Don Jon star and director Joseph
Gordon-Levitt has been invited to vote for the Oscars next
Danny Trejo, Milla Jovovich. Jason Bateman, Chris Tucker,
Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh, Rebecca Hall and Paula Patton are some
other stars that are on the list, reported Ace Showbiz.
Another interesting selection of invitees is the Directors
category, which includes Nikolaj Arcel, whose 2012 movie A
Royal Affair earned Oscar nomination for Best Foreign
Language Film, and duo Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, the
men behind Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated Kon-Tiki.
The Heat helmer Paul Feig is added to it as well.
Additionally, Tiny Furniture writer/director/actress
Lena Dunham, The Simpsons creator Matt Groening and
Paranormal Activity producer Jason Blum are among other new
"These individuals are among the best filmmakers working
in the industry today. Their talent and creativity have
captured the imagination of audiences worldwide, and I am
proud to welcome each of them to the Academy," Academy
president Hawk Koch said in a statement.