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Genevieve Nnaji Becomes Member Of The Oscar Academy Ahead Of 2021 Nominations

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Veteran actress and filmmaker Genevieve Nnaji have been invited into the prestigious Academy Award Membership of the Oscar Academy Awards.

Genevieve Nnaji Becomes Member Of The Oscar Academy Ahead Of 2021 Nominations

She is among the 819 invitees chosen by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to join The Academy’s membership class.


The new invitees range from filmmakers, artists, and executives who’ve contributed in no small measure to theatrical motion pictures. They’re also persons who have made a name for themselves in the world of filmmaking. They were chosen from 68 countries and Nigeria’s representatives are Genevieve Nnaji and Akin Omotoso.


The new membership invitees are part of the Academy’s 2020 plan to include more women and bring on representatives from different races and ethnicities. This is to further promote inclusivity and diversity within the academy.

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“The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 819 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. The 2020 class is 45% women, 36% underrepresented ethnic/racial communities. And 49% internationals from 68 countries. There are 75 Oscar® nominees, including 15 winners, and five recipients of Scientific and Technical Awards. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2020”, the statement from the academy reads.


The new members will have voting privileges at the upcoming Oscars.


Genevieve shared how excited she was to be joining The Oscar family on Twitter.

Other notable mentions on the list include Cynthia Erivo, Ladj Ly, Bernie Taupin, and Matthew A. Cherry, Florence Pugh, John David Washington, Eva Longoria, Zendaya and Awkwafina


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