The Academy extended a record 774 invitations for new members, including directors, VFX, actors, marketing and PR, and more to join the Academy and be able to vote for Oscars.
Among the actors: lots of superheroes and cast from Star Wars: Rogue One.
Superhero actors include:
- Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman, Justice League)
- Chris Evans (Captain America, Avengers)
- Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Avengers)
- Lou Ferrigno (Hulk)
- Chris Pratt (Star-Lord, Guardians of the Galaxy)
- Elizabeth Olson (Scarlet Witch, Avengers)
- Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn, Suicide Squad)
- Omar Sy (Bishop, X-Men Days of Future Past)
- Fan Bingbing (Blink, X-Men Days of Future Past)
- Zoe Kravitz (Angel, X-Men First Class)
- Ming Na Wen (Agent May, Agents of Shield
- Ruth Negga (Raina, Agents of Shield)
Could these new members help superhero films get more love at the Oscars? Time will tell!