Academy Invites Billie Eilish, DeBose
397 new members have been asked to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,
including Billie Eilish, the winner of the Oscar for best original song, Jamie Dornan of "50 Shades of Grey,"
and recent supporting actress and actor winners Ariana DeBose ("West Side Story") and
Troy Kotsur ("CODA"). The Academy stated on Tuesday that members are chosen based on
their professional skills. Members must vote on the Academy Awards. In the class of
2022, women make up 44%, people from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups make up 37%,
and people from 53 other countries and territories make up 50%.