The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has extended invitations to actress, Genevieve Nnaji and Filmmaker, Akin Omotoso.
The latest annual list of invitations to join the new class of Oscar voters, is part of the Academy’s bid to shore up its diversity goals and dispelling the label of being a ‘white man’s club’.
According to the organisation, its 2020 invitees comprises 49% international, 45% women, and 36% underrepresented ethnic/racial communities.
In the same category with Genevieve Nnaji are actors like Zendaya Coleman, Cynthia Erivo, Eva Longoria, John David Washington, Florence Pugh, and Olivia Wilde.
While in the category of Directors where Akin Omotoso falls are names like, Matt Reeves, Ljubo Stefanov , Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Maria Tognazzi, Jorge Alí Triana, Matthew Vaughn, Lulu Wang and a host of others.
On the new list are 75 past Oscar nominees, including 15 winners, and five recipients of Scientific and Technical Awards.
Sources say the Motion Picture Academy Board has reclassified agents and has given them full voting rights for the first time In AMPAS history.Follow us on social media