Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji and Movie director, Akin Omotoso, have been chosen as members of the 2020 class of the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences.
In an announcement launched on Tuesday, The Academy has invited a complete variety of 819 artistes and executives who’ve distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical movement footage.
Different notable artists embody Cynthia Erivo, Zendaya, Eva Longoria, John David Washington, Ladj Ly, Bernie Taupin, Matthew A. Cherry, Florence Pugh and Awkwafina
The academy additionally said that if the 819 members settle for the invitations, agent members of the 2020 class will probably be allowed voting privileges on the upcoming Oscars.
“The Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences is extending invites to hitch the group to 819 artists and executives who’ve distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical movement footage.
“There are 75 Oscar® nominees, together with 15 winners, and 5 recipients of Scientific and Technical Awards. Those that settle for the invites would be the solely additions to the Academy’s membership in 2020.”
This is not going to be the primary time Nigerian filmmakers are making the Academy membership record. In 2018, actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Wunmi Mosaku, Femi Odugbemi and Ngozi Onwurah had been prolonged invitations they usually had been additionally amongst artistes to find out winners of Oscar in 2019.
Genevieve, nonetheless, took to twitter to simply accept the invite, she wrote, “I’m honoured to be a member of the household. Thanks.”
The 93rd version of the Academy Awards, often called Oscar award, is scheduled to carry on April 25, 2021, and nominations will probably be introduced on March 15, 2021.