Sharen K. Davis (costume designer), Roger Ross William (documentary), Laura Karpman, (music) and Kevin Collier (sound) are also part of the newly constituted board.
Mr Dickerson's son, writer-director Dome Karukoski, announced the news
Ms Streep is, of course, the most nominated actor ever, and has been for some years. Way behind her are actors Katharine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson, tied at second place with 13 nominations each
The major upsets were Jennifer Aniston who failed to score a Best Actress nod for Cake, David Oyelowo who was overlooked for Best Actor for playing Martin Luther King, Jr in Selma, Golden Globe winner Amy Adams who wasn't nominated for Best Actress for Big Eyes, and Jessica Chastain who was passed over for a Best Supporting Actress nod for A Most Violent Year