It doesn't take an Avatar to become an Oscar insider. But a few hit movies help.
Which means no more waiting in long lines at the movie theater; instead they'll be getting them all for free thanks to the deluge of DVD Oscar screeners.
This year's class is comprised of 135 artists and executives noted for their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Among actors, joining Kendrick at the ballot box will also be her Up In the Air costar Vera Farmiga, along with Tony Soprano himself, Mr. James Gandolfini, Adam Sandler, Carey Mulligan, Inglourious Basterds' Christoph Waltz, Mo'nique and Gabourey Sidibe of Precious fame, Hurt Locker star Jeremy Renner, and The Lovely Bones' Saoirse Ronan and Tobin Bell, aka Jigsaw from the Saw movies.
Also on the roster are a bevy of directors, among them Lee Daniels (Precious) and Adam Shankman (Hairspray); writers Neill Blomkamp (District 9), Roberto Orci (Star Trek) and Nick Hornby (An Education) and a funky cast of composers, among them U2's Bono and The Edge (Gangs of New York) and T-Bone Burnett (Crazy Heart).
Of course, there are also producers, including Avatar's Jon Landau, studio executives like Relativity Media's Ryan Kavanaugh, documentarians like Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) and Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) as well as editors, animators, make-up artists and a host of technical wizards from the visual effects field, and even people drawn from PR.
With the latest batch of invitees, there are now a total of just under 6,000 voting members in the Academy.
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