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Anupam, Anurag Kashyap and Zoya Akhtar are new members invited by Oscars Academy

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Published on July 05, 2019 with No Comments

 

These stars are among the 842 new members invited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Directors Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap and veteran actor Anupam Kher are among the 842 new members invited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in its latest push to become more inclusive.

Kher has an extensive career in both Hindi cinema as well as Hollywood films such as “Hotel Mumbai” and “The Big Sick” while Akhtar, who has been invited in the directors’ category, most recently directed “Gully Boy“.

Kashyap has been invited in the Short Films and Feature Animation category. “Lunchbox” writer-director Ritesh Batra is also a part of the new invitees’ list, so are Indian origin actor Archie Punjabi and “Late Night” director Nisha Ganatra.

In the Visual Effects department, Sherry Bharda of “Hichki” fame and Srinivas Mohan, best known for his work on “2.0” and “Baahubali: The Beginning“, have been invited. From the international scene, “Black Panther” stars Letitia Wright, Winston Duke and Sterling K Brown, “Crazy Rich Asians” fame Gemma Chan, “Roma” actor Marina de Tavira, “Spider-Man” star Tom Holland, Claire Foy, Elisabeth Moss, Alexander Skarsgard and Jamie Bell are also among the new members.

Lady Gaga has been invited under two departments of Actors and Music, for her dual role in “A Star is Born“. Her co-writers on the Oscar-winning song “Shallow“, Mark Ronson, Jason Ruder and Andrew Wyatt also join her.

 

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