Oscars 2018: Four Nigerians, including Omotola Jalade, make Academy’s 928 members
Four Nigerians have made it into the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences newly released diverse list of 928 members.
The Academy, popularly known as the Oscars, made visibly improved racial and gender considerations in the 2018 list. This list, with about 49 percent of female invitees and 38 percent being people of colour, tops 2017 list of 774 people, 2016 list of 683 and 2015’s 322, according to Variety Magazine.
Among the diverse invitees are Nigerian actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, film producer Wunmi Mosaku, and directors Femi Odugbemi and Ngozi Onwurah.
The Academy invites notable industry professionals ranging from actors to writers, and two categories, Members-at-Large and Associates to accommodate individuals who have no defined branches in motion picture. It is the world’s pre-eminent movie-related organization, comprised of over eight thousand accomplished men and women working in cinema.
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