Film and TV

The Academy invites 271 to membership

by on 27/06/2014
 

With so much cinematic talent creeping into the industry over the past few years, it’s hardly surprising that there’s been such an influx of great films and film-makers in recent times. From actors to directors, writers to composers, there’s been a close knit community of people forever pushing the boundaries of the industry and setting the bar that little bit higher for seasoned professionals and newcomers alike. It hardly comes as a surprise therefore, that this year’s invites to join the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences feature some very familiar faces and names.

Seasoned actor Clancy Brown makes this year's cut.

Seasoned actor Clancy Brown makes this year’s cut.

There are 271 invites extended in total, to people from all facets of the industry and as Academy President  Cheryl Boone Isaacs said: ““This year’s class of invitees represents some of the most talented, creative and passionate filmmakers working in our industry today. Their contributions to film have entertained audiences around the world, and we are proud to welcome them to the Academy.” And I have to admit, she isn’t wrong! There are some phenomenal contributors to cinema on here, and I think it’s high time their work was definitely rewarded.

Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald is another of this year's invitees.

Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald is another of this year’s invitees.

Some of this years invitees include relative newcomer Josh Hutcherson, best known for his role in the hit Hunger Games trilogy, director Christa Munro who brought us gems like Jack Reacher and Erin Brockovich, and resident Irish heartthrob Michael Fassbender. Even revered animator Hayao Miyazaki made the cut this year. 

The list itself is such a diverse mix of people, spanning various continents and career lengths, but suffice to say, all of the talent being recognised and welcomed into the 6000-member strong folds of the academy are a force to be reckoned with and, as always, will continue to push the boat out for film-makers everywhere.

A complete list of this year’s invitees can be found here.

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