By Jeff Labrecque
June 26, 2014 at 07:04 PM EDT

Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o of 12 Years a Slave were two of the 271 artists and industry leaders invited to become members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which determines nominations and winners at the annual Oscars. The entire list of Academy membership—which numbers about 6,000—isn’t public information so the annual invitation list is often the best indication of the artists involved in the prestigious awards process. It’s worth noting that invitations need to be accepted in order for artists to become members; some artists, like two-time Best Actor winner Sean Penn, have declined membership over the years.

The Academy has been criticized in recent years for being too white, too male, too old, and too American; and this year’s class makes efforts to be more well-rounded and international. Hany Abu-Assad, Jean-Marc Vallée, Denis Villeneuve, and Thomas Vinterberg are some of the international directors invited—though they’re all men. Joining Nyong’o in the actors branch are June Squibb, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Sally Hawkins, among other women.

Click below for the list of invitees:


Barkhad Abdi

Clancy Brown

Paul Dano

Michael Fassbender

Ben Foster

Beth Grant

Clark Gregg

Sally Hawkins

Josh Hutcherson

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Kelly Macdonald

Mads Mikkelsen

Joel McKinnon Miller

Cillian Murphy

Lupita Nyong’o

Rob Riggle

Chris Rock

June Squibb

Jason Statham

David Strathairn

Casting Directors

Douglas Aibel – “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Immigrant”

Simone Bär – “The Monuments Men,” “The Book Thief”

Kerry Barden – “August: Osage County,” “Dallas Buyers Club”

Nikki Barrett – “The Railway Man,” “The Great Gatsby”

Mark Bennett – “Drinking Buddies,” “Zero Dark Thirty”

Risa Bramon Garcia – “Speed,” “Wall Street”

Michelle Guish – “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Nanny McPhee”

Billy Hopkins – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “Disconnect”

Ros Hubbard – “Romeo & Juliet,” “The Mummy”

Allison Jones – “The Way, Way Back,” “The Heat”

Christine King – “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” “Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith”

Beatrice Kruger – “To Rome with Love,” “The American”

Marci Liroff – “Mean Girls,” “Pretty in Pink”

Debbie McWilliams – “Skyfall,” “Quantum of Solace”

Joseph Middleton – “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” “Legally Blonde”

Robi Reed – “For Colored Girls,” “Do the Right Thing”

Kevin Reher – “Monsters University,” “Finding Nemo”

Paul Schnee – “August: Osage County,” “Dallas Buyers Club”

Gail Stevens – “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Slumdog Millionaire”

Lucinda Syson – “Gravity,” “Fast and & Furious 6”

Fiona Weir – “J. Edgar,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”

Ronnie Yeskel – “The Sessions,” “Atlas Shrugged Part 1”


Sean Bobbitt – “12 Years a Slave,” “The Place beyond the Pines”

Philippe Le Sourd – “The Grandmaster,” “Seven Pounds”

James Neihouse – “Hubble 3D,” “Nascar: The IMAX Experience”

Masanobu Takayanagi – “Out of the Furnace,” “Silver Linings Playbook”

Bradford Young – “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” “Pariah”

Costume Designers

William Chang Suk Ping – “The Grandmaster,” “In the Mood for Love”

Pascaline Chavanne – “Renoir,” “Augustine”

Daniela Ciancio – “The Great Beauty,” “Il Divo”

Frank L. Fleming – “Draft Day,” “Monster’s Ball”

Maurizio Millenotti – “Hamlet,” “Otello”

Beatrix Aruna Pasztor – “Great Expectations,” “Good Will Hunting”

Karyn Wagner – “Lovelace,” “The Green Mile”


William Arnold – “Lovelace,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”

K.K. Barrett – “Her,” “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

Susan Benjamin – “Saving Mr. Banks,” “The Blind Side”

Bill Boes – “The Smurfs 2,” “Fantastic Four”

Tony Fanning – “Contraband,” “War of the Worlds”

Robert Greenfield – “Priest,” “Almost Famous”

Marcia Hinds – “I Spy,” “The Public Eye”

Sonja Brisbane Klaus – “Prometheus,” “Robin Hood”

David S. Lazan – “Flight,” “American Beauty”

Diane Lederman – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “Tower Heist”

Heather Loeffler – “American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”

Christa Munro – “Jack Reacher,” “Erin Brockovich”

Andy Nicholson – “Gravity,” “The Host”

Adam Stockhausen – “12 Years a Slave,” “Moonrise Kingdom”


Hany Abu-Assad – “Omar,” “Paradise Now”

Jay Duplass – “Jeff, Who Lives at Home,” “Cyrus”

Mark Duplass – “Jeff, Who Lives at Home,” “Cyrus”

David Gordon Green – “Joe,” “Pineapple Express”

Gavin O’Connor – “Warrior,” “Miracle”

Gina Prince-Bythewood – “The Secret Life of Bees,” “Love and Basketball”

Paolo Sorrentino – “The Great Beauty,” “This Must Be the Place”

Jean-Marc Vallée – “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Young Victoria”

Felix van Groeningen – “The Broken Circle Breakdown,” “The Misfortunates”

Denis Villeneuve – “Prisoners,” “Incendies”

Thomas Vinterberg – “The Hunt,” “The Celebration”


Malcolm Clarke – “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life,” “Prisoner of Paradise”

Dan Cogan – “How to Survive a Plague,” “The Queen of Versailles”

Kief Davidson – “Open Heart,” “Kassim the Dream”

Dan Geller – “The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden,” “Ballets Russes”

Dayna Goldfine – “The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden,” “Ballets Russes”

Julie Goldman – “God Loves Uganda,” “Gideon’s Army”

Sam Green – “Utopia in Four Movements,” “The Weather Underground”

Gary Hustwit – “Urbanized,” “Helvetica”

Eugene Jarecki – “The House I Live In,” “Why We Fight”

Brian Johnson – “Anita,” “Buena Vista Social Club”

Ross Kauffman – “E-Team,” “Born into Brothels”

Morgan Neville – “20 Feet from Stardom,” “Troubadours”

Matthew J. O’Neill – “Redemption,” “China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan

Rithy Panh – “The Missing Picture,” “S-21: The Khmer Rouge Death Machine”

Lucy Massie Phenix – “Regret to Inform,” “Word Is Out”

Enat Sidi – “Detropia,” “Jesus Camp”

Molly Thompson – “The Unknown Known,” “Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer”

Cynthia Wade – “Mondays at Racine,” “Freeheld”


Adrian Alperovich

Sean Bailey

Len Blavatnik

Nicholas Carpou

Nancy Carson

Charles S. Cohen

Jason Constantine

Peter Cramer

William Kyle Davies

Christopher Floyd

David Garrett

David Hollis

Tomas Jegeus

Michelle Raimo Kouyate

Anthony James Marcoly

Hiroyasu Matsuoka

Kim Roth

John Sloss

Film Editors

Alan Baumgarten – “American Hustle,” “Gangster Squad”

Alan Edward Bell – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “The Amazing Spider-Man”

Dorian Harris – “The Magic of Belle Isle,” “The Mod Squad”

Sabrina Plisco – “The Smurfs 2,” “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow”

Tatiana S. Riegel – “Million Dollar Arm,” “The Way, Way Back”

Julie Rogers – “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl”

Mark Sanger – “Gravity”

Joan Sobel – “Admission,” “A Single Man”

Crispin Struthers – “American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”

Tracey Wadmore-Smith – “About Last Night,” “Death at a Funeral”

Joe Walker – “12 Years a Slave,” “Shame”

John Wilson – “The Book Thief,” “Billy Elliot”

Makeup Artists and Hairstylists

Vivian Baker – “Oz The Great and Powerful,” “Conviction”

Adruitha Lee – “Dallas Buyers Club,” “12 Years a Slave”

Robin Mathews – “Dallas Buyers Club,” “The Runaways”

Anne Morgan – “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” “A Little Bit of Heaven”

Gloria Pasqua-Casny – “The Lone Ranger,” “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”


Peter Becker

Jeff Dashnaw

Kenneth L. Halsband

Jody Levin

Tom MacDougall

Chuck Picerni, Jr.

Spiro Razatos

Mic Rodgers

Kevin J. Yeaman


Kristen Anderson-Lopez – “Frozen,” “Winnie the Pooh”

Stanley Clarke – “The Best Man Holiday,” “Boyz N the Hood”

Earl Ghaffari – “Frozen,” “Wreck-It Ralph”

Steve Jablonsky – “Lone Survivor,” “Ender’s Game”

Robert Lopez – “Frozen,” “Winnie the Pooh”

Steven Price – “Gravity,” “The World’s End”

Tony Renis – “Hidden Moon,” “Quest for Camelot”

Angie Rubin – “Pitch Perfect,” “Sex and the City”

Buck Sanders – “Warm Bodies,” “The Hurt Locker”

Charles Strouse – “All Dogs Go to Heaven,” “Annie”

Eddie Vedder – “Eat Pray Love,” “Into the Wild”

Pharrell Williams – “Despicable Me 2,” “Fast & Furious”


Jason Blumenthal – “Hope Springs,” “Seven Pounds”

Dana Brunetti – “Captain Phillips,” “The Social Network”

Megan Ellison – “American Hustle,” “Her”

Sean Furst – “Daybreakers,” “The Cooler”

Nicola Giuliano – “The Great Beauty,” “This Must Be the Place”

Preston Holmes – “Waist Deep,” “Tupac: Resurrection”

Lynette M. Howell – “The Place Beyond the Pines,” “Blue Valentine”

Anthony Katagas – “12 Years a Slave,” “Killing Them Softly”

Alix Madigan – “Girl Most Likely,” “Winter’s Bone”

Paul Mezey – “The Girl,” “Maria Full of Grace”

Stephen Nemeth – “The Sessions,” “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”

Tracey Seaward – “Philomena,” “The Queen”

John H. Williams – “Space Chimps,” “Shrek 2”

Public Relations

Larry Angrisani

Nancy Bannister

Christine Batista

Karen Hermelin

Marisa McGrath Liston

David Magdael

Steven Raphael

Bettina R. Sherick

Dani Weinstein

Short Films and Feature Animation

Didier Brunner – “Ernest & Celestine,” “The Triplets of Belleville”

Scott Clark – “Monsters University,” “Up”

Pierre Coffin – “Despicable Me 2,” “Despicable Me”

Esteban Crespo – “Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me),” “Lala”

Peter Del Vecho – “Frozen,” “The Princess and the Frog”

Kirk DeMicco – “The Croods,” “Space Chimps”

Doug Frankel – “Brave,” “WALL-E”

Mark Gill – “The Voorman Problem,” “Full Time”

David A. S. James – “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” “Megamind”

Fabrice Joubert – “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax,” “French Roast”

Jean-Claude Kalache – “Up,” “Cars”

Jason Katz – “Toy Story 3,” “Finding Nemo”

Jennifer Lee – “Frozen,” “Wreck-It Ralph”

Baldwin Li – “The Voorman Problem,” “Full Time”

Nathan Loofbourrow – “Puss in Boots,” “How to Train Your Dragon”

Lauren MacMullan – “Get a Horse!,” “Wreck-It Ralph”

Tom McGrath –  “Megamind,” “Madagascar”

Dorothy McKim – “Get a Horse!,” “Meet the Robinsons”

Hayao Miyazaki – “The Wind Rises,” “Spirited Away”

Ricky Nierva – “Monsters University,” “Up”

Chris Renaud – “Despicable Me 2,” “Despicable Me”

Benjamin Renner – “Ernest & Celestine,” “A Mouse’s Tale (La Queue de la Souris)”

Michael Rose – “Chico & Rita,” “The Gruffalo”

Toshio Suzuki – “The Wind Rises,” “Howl’s Moving Castle”

Selma Vilhunen – “Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitta? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?),”
“The Crossroads”

Anders Walter – “Helium,” “9 Meter”

Laurent Witz – “Mr. Hublot,” “Renart the Fox”


Niv Adiri – “Gravity,” “The Book Thief”

Christopher Benstead – “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” “Gravity”

Steve Boeddeker – “All Is Lost,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Beau Borders – “Million Dollar Arm,” “Lone Survivor”

David Brownlow – “Lone Survivor,” “The Book of Eli”

Chris Burdon – “Captain Phillips,” “Philomena”

Brent Burge – “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

André Fenley – “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” “All Is Lost”

Glenn Freemantle – “Gravity,” “Slumdog Millionaire”

Greg Hedgepath – “Frozen,” “The Incredible Hulk”

Craig Henighan – “Noah,” “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”

Tony Johnson – “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “Avatar”

Laurent M. Kossayan – “Red Riding Hood,” “Public Enemies”

Thomas L. Lalley – “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”

Ai-Ling Lee – “Godzilla,” “300: Rise of an Empire”

Stephen Morris – “Monsters University,” “Fruitvale Station”

Jeremy Peirson – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “Looper”

Mike Prestwood Smith – “Divergent,” “Captain Phillips”

Alan Rankin – “Iron Man 3,” “Star Trek”

Oliver Tarney – “Captain Phillips,” “Philomena”

Chris Ward – “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

Visual Effects

Gary Brozenich – “The Lone Ranger,” “Wrath of the Titans”

Everett Burrell – “Grudge Match,” “Pan’s Labyrinth”

Marc Chu – “Noah,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”

David Fletcher – “Sabotage,” “Prisoners”

Swen Gillberg – “Ender’s Game,” “Jack the Giant Slayer”

Paul Graff – “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Identity Thief”

Alex Henning – “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Hugo”

Evan Jacobs – “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Olympus Has Fallen”

Chris Lawrence – “Edge of Tomorrow,” “Gravity”

Eric Leven – “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2,” “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1”

Steven Messing – “Godzilla,” “Oz The Great and Powerful”

Ben Matthew Morris – “Lincoln,” “The Golden Compass”

Jake Morrison – “Thor: The Dark World,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”

Eric Reynolds – “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

David Shirk – “Gravity,” “Elysium”

Patrick Tubach – “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”

Bruno Van Zeebroeck – “Lone Survivor,” “Public Enemies”

Tim Webber – “Gravity,” “The Dark Knight”

Harold Weed – “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “Star Trek”


Chantal Akerman – “A Couch in New York,” “Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles”

Olivier Assayas – “Summer Hours,” “Irma Vep”

Craig Borten – “Dallas Buyers Club”

Scott Z. Burns – “Side Effects,” “Contagion”

Jean-Claude Carrière – “The Unbearable Lightness of Being,” “The Discreet Charm of
the Bourgeoisie”

Steve Coogan – “Philomena,” “The Parole Officer”

Claire Denis – “White Material,” “Beau Travail”

Larry Gross – “We Don’t Live Here Anymore,” “48 Hrs.”

Mathieu Kassovitz – “Babylon A.D.,” “Hate (La Haine)”

Diane Kurys – “For a Woman,” “Entre Nous”

Bob Nelson – “Nebraska”

Scott Neustadter – “The Spectacular Now,” “(500) Days of Summer”

Jeff Pope – “Philomena,” “Pierrepoint – The Last Hangman”

John Ridley – “12 Years a Slave,” “Undercover Brother”

Paul Rudnick – “In & Out,” ”Jeffrey”

Eric Warren Singer – “American Hustle,” ”The International”

Melisa Wallack – “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Mirror Mirror”

Michael H. Weber – “The Spectacular Now,” “(500) Days of Summer”

Terence Winter – “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Get Rich or Die Tryin’”


Matt Del Piano

Joe Funicello

Robert Hohman

Paul Christopher Hook

David Kramer

Joel Lubin

David Pringle

Melanie Ramsayer

Beth Swofford

Meredith Wechter