Idris Elba, America Ferrera, Daniel Dae Kim, Patti LuPone & More Invited to More Diverse 2016 Academy Class

Idris Elba, America Ferrera, Daniel Dae Kim, Patti LuPone & More Invited to More Diverse 2016 Academy Class

Idris Elba, America Ferrera, Daniel Dae Kim, Patti LuPone & More Invited to More Diverse 2016 Academy Class

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended invitations to join the organization to 683 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.

Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2016. New members will be welcomed into the Academy at an invitation-only reception in the fall.

Following the #OscarsSoWhite controversy of last season's ceremony, the new class is 46 percent female and 41 percent people of color, featuring 283 new international members from 59 countries. If all of the new invitees join, the overall segment of women would increase to 27 percent and people of color to 11 percent.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs wrote in a statement: "This class continues our long-term commitment to welcoming extraordinary talent reflective of those working in film today. We encourage the larger creative community to open its doors wider, and create opportunities for anyone interested in working in this incredible and storied industry."

Learn more at www.oscars.org/2016class, and click here for the full list of invitees!

The 2016 actor invitees are:

Mahershala Ali - "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Parts 1 and 2)," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

Anthony Anderson - "The Departed," "Hustle & Flow"

Adam Beach - "Suicide Squad," "Flags of Our Fathers"

Kate Beckinsale - "Love & Friendship," "The Aviator"

Chadwick Boseman - "Captain America: Civil War," "Get on Up"

John Boyega - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "Attack the Block"

Betty Buckley - "Wyatt Earp," "Carrie"

Rose Byrne - "X-Men: First Class," "Bridesmaids"

Julie Carmen - "The Milagro Beanfield War," "Gloria"

Enrique Castillo - "Déjà Vu," "Bound by Honor"

Morris Chestnut - "G.I. Jane," "Boyz N the Hood"

Cliff Curtis - "Live Free or Die Hard," "Training Day"

LorEtta Devine - "Crash," "I Am Sam"

Carmen Ejogo - "Selma," "Sparkle"

Idris Elba - "Beasts of No Nation," "Pacific Rim"

America Ferrera - "Cesar Chavez," "End of Watch"

Vivica A. FOX - "Kill Bill," "Independence Day"

Andrew Garfield - "99 Homes," "The Amazing Spider-Man"

Greta Gerwig - "Frances Ha," "To ROME with Love"

Jesse D. Goins - "The Ugly Truth," "Patriot Games"

Bruce Greenwood - "Flight," "Star Trek"

Carla Gugino - "Watchmen," "Night at the Museum"

Luis Guzmán - "Punch-Drunk Love," "Carlito's Way"

Dennis Haysbert - "Dear White People," "Wreck-It Ralph"<


Tom Hiddleston - "Crimson Peak," "Marvel's The Avengers"

James Hong - "Safe," "Mulan"

Oscar Isaac - "Ex Machina," "A Most Violent Year"

O'Shea "Ice Cube" Jackson* - "Ride Along," "Friday"

Dakota Johnson - "Black Mass," "Fifty Shades of Grey"

Cherry Jones - "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot," "Signs"

Michael B. Jordan - "Creed," "Fruitvale Station"

Daniel Dae Kim - "The Divergent Series: Insurgent," "Crash"

Regina King - "Ray," "Jerry Maguire"

Brie Larson - "Room," "Trainwreck"

Byung-Hun Lee - "Terminator Genisys," "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra"

Nia Long - "Keanu," "Boyz N the Hood"

Sal Lopez - "The Astronaut Farmer," "Full Metal Jacket"

Ignacio López Tarso - "Under the Volcano," "Nazarin"

Patti LuPone - "Parker," "Driving Miss Daisy"

Peter Mackenzie - "Trumbo," "42"

Rachel McAdams - "Spotlight," "Midnight in Paris"

Eva Mendes - "The Place beyond the Pines," "Hitch"

Tatsuya Nakadai - "Ran," "Kagemusha"

Adepero Oduye - "The Big Short," "12 Years a Slave"

Marisa Paredes - "The Skin I Live In," "All about My Mother"

Nate Parker - "Beyond the Lights," "Red Tails"

Harold Perrineau - "Zero Dark Thirty," "28 Weeks Later"

Jorge Perugorría - "Che," "Strawberry and Chocolate"

Silvia Pinal - "Vintage Model," "The Exterminating Angel"

Freida Pinto - "Immortals," "Slumdog Millionaire"

Michelle Rodriguez - "Avatar," "Girlfight"

Anika Noni Rose - "For Colored Girls," "Dreamgirls"

Cecilia Roth - "Lucia Lucia," "All about My Mother"

Mark Rylance - "Bridge of Spies," "The Other Boleyn Girl"

Pepe Serna - "The Black Dahlia," "The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez"

Martin Starr - "I'll See You in My Dreams," "Adventureland"

Elizabeth Sung - "Memoirs of a Geisha," "The Joy Luck Club"

Sharmila Tagore - "Dhadkan," "The World of Apu"

Tessa Thompson - "Creed," "Dear White People"

Lorraine Toussaint - "Selma," "Middle of Nowhere"

Glynn Turman - "Super 8," "Men of Honor"

Gabrielle Union - "Top Five," "Bad Boys II"

Jacob Vargas - "The 33," "Jarhead"

Alicia Vikander - "The Danish Girl," "Ex Machina"

Emma Watson - "The Bling Ring," "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"

Damon Wayans, Jr. - "Big Hero 6," "Let's Be Cops"

Marlon Wayans - "The Heat," "Requiem for a Dream"

Rita Wilson - "It's Complicated," "Runaway Bride"

Daphne Zuniga - "Staying Together," "Spaceballs"

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