The 2021 class is comprised of 46% women, 39% underrepresented ethnic/racial communities and 53% from 49 countries outside the United States. Here is a download of the list of the invitees from the Academy https://oscars.org/newmembers2021/
Among the invited include Walt Disney CEOBob Chapek a longtime Disney executive who was named CEO of the Walt Disney Company replacing Bob Iger who will remain as executive Chairman until the end of 2021.
Invitees include actors Henry Golding (Still Image on left from Warner Bros "Crazy Rich Asians“), and Steven Yeun,“Minari,” “Burning,” and director Cathy Yan, “Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn,” “Dead Pigs.”
Membership selection decisions are based on professional qualifications, with representation, inclusion and equity remaining a priority as part of its initiative, Academy Aperture 2025.
On September 8, 2020, Oscars.org released this statement:
“The aperture must widen to reflect our diverse global population in both the creation of motion pictures and in the audiences who connect with them.
The Academy is committed to playing a vital role in helping make this a reality,” said Academy President David Rubin and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson.
“We believe these...