WASHINGTON. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced the list of 395 artists and executives that have been invited to join this year. Bollywood actor Vidya Balan and producer Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor are among the new list of invitees of the Academy’s Class of 2021.
The 2021 Oscars Academy class comprises 46 percent women, 30 percent underrepresented ethnic/racial communities, and 53 percent international from 49 countries outside the United States. Of these 395 invitees, 89 are former Oscar nominees, including 25 winners.
In addition to the invitation, Vidya Balan has been acknowledged for her performance in hits like Tumhari Sulu and Kahaani. While Dream Girl and Once Upon A Time in Mumbai were listed as Ekta Kapoor's prominent works. On the other hand, Shobha Kapoor has been acknowledged for her work in Udta Punjab and The Dirty Picture as a producer.
The list of invitees also includes Leslie Odom Jr(One Night In Miami), Kouther Ben Hania(The Man Who Sold His Skin), Craig Brewer (Hustle and Flow), Lee Isaac Chung(Minari), Emerald Fennel(Promising Young Women), Shaka King(Judas and the Messiah), Alexander Nanau(Collective), Florian Zeller(The Father).