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Ben Mendelsohn scores Academy invite

Ben Mendelsohn scores Academy invite

Ben Mendelsohn is becoming a member of Hollywood’s most prestigious membership.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences introduced on Tuesday the Australian actor was one in every of 819 artists and movie executives invited to affix the organisation this 12 months.

The Academy, criticised for being dominated by white males and for a scarcity of numerous illustration amongst Oscar nominations, mentioned 45 per cent of this 12 months’s invitees have been girls, 36 per cent from underrepresented ethnic and racial communities, and 49 per cent from outdoors the US.

“We have always embraced extraordinary talent that reflects the rich variety of our global film community, and never more so than now,” Academy President David Rubin mentioned.

Mendelsohn, 51, has turn into one in every of Hollywood’s busiest actors starring in blockbuster movies The Dark Knight Rises, Rogue One and Captain Marvel and acclaimed TV collection Bloodline and The Outsider.

Other notable invitees have been actors Awkwafina, Zendaya Coleman, Cynthia Erivo, Olivia Wilde and Eva Longoria.

Kiwi duo, producer Chelsea Winstanley and editor Tom Eagles, who each labored on Jojo Rabbit, additionally acquired invitations.

The Academy has greater than 9000 members.

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