Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Academy Members Project: Non-Members A-B

Pictured: Singer-songwriter Adele won an Oscar for her work on the popular James Bond film Skyfall, but she didn’t get an invitation to join the Academy afterward. She’s not alone: Our research has discovered that nearly every branch of the Academy has chosen to leave some of their own nominees and even winners off their membership rolls. Songwriters, documentarians, set decorators and those who work on short films seem particularly susceptible to being overlooked.

Non-Members A-B
Updated 6/26/2016

Note that this is a NON-Members Page. People listed below are NOT members of the Academy.

  1. Aaliyah - (Singer/Actress) Romeo Must Die, Queen Of The Damned (IMDB.com - few film credits)
  2. Christopher Abbott - (Actor) James White, Martha Marcy May Marlene, A Most Violent Year, All That I Am (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  3. Laurie Abdo - (Assistant/Executive) Longtime Assistant to Howard W. Koch (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and at 48th Academy Award Program p. 2)
  4. Ama K. Abebrese - (Actress) Beasts Of No Nation, The Cursed Ones, Ties That Bind, Nana Means King (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  5. Ian Abercrombie - (Actor) Army Of Darkness, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Rango (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  6. Karen Abercrombie - (Actress) War Room (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  7. Lauren Abiouness - (Art Director) Independence Day Resurgence (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  8. Otoja Abit - (Actor) Stonewall (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  9. Whitney Able - (Actress) (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  10. Terry Abney - (Actress) Loving, Term Life, Triple 9, Money Matters (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  11. Leonard “Lenny” Abrahamson - (Oscar Nominated Director) Room, Frank, What Richard Did (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004) (Academy Originals 11/2/2015) (Attended 2015 Governors Awards)
  12. Lelia Abramo - (Actress) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  13. Austin Abrams - (Actor) Paper Towns, The Kings Of Summer, Gangster Squad (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  14. Ale Abreu - (Oscar Nominated Animator) The Boy And The World, Birth, Garoto Cosmico, The Scarecrow (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  15. Emily Abt - (Director) (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  16. Wendy Charles Acey - (Director/Producer) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  17. Acquanetta (aka Burnu Acquanetta, aka Mildred Davenport) - (Actress) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  18. Isabella Acres - (Actress) (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  19. Jeff Adachi - (Documentarian & Politician) The Slanted Screen, You Don’t Know Jack The Jack Soo Story (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004) (Learn more here and here)
  20. Cecily Adams - (Casting Director/Actress) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  21. CJ Adams - (Actor) The Odd Life Of Timothy Green, Godzilla (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  22. Jane “Poni” Adams (born Betty Jane Bierce) - (Actress) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  23. Joseph Adcroft - (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  24. Robert Addie - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  25. Chris Addison - (Actor/Writer/Director) In The Loop, The Look Of Love (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  26. Maren Ade - (Director/Producer) Toni Erdmann, Everyone Else, The Forest For The Trees (IMDB.com - few feature credits prior to 2004)
  27. Jovan Adepo - (Actor) Fences, TV’s The Leftovers (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  28. Adele Adkins - (Oscar Winning Songwriter) Skyfall (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  29. Yuval Adler - (Director) Bethlehem (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  30. Trish Adlesic - (Oscar Nominated Documentary Producer) Gasland, Gasland Part 2 (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  31. Uzo Aduba - (Actress) TV’s Orange Is The New Black (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  32. Kunle Afolayan - (Director) The Figurine, October 1, Phone Swap (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  33. Erol Afsin - (Actor) Mustang (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  34. Laurie Agard - (Director/Producer) (Sources: HollywoodProgressive.com 5/6/2016) (Learn more here)
  35. Aarthi Agarwal - (Actress) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  36. Arlen Aguayo-Stewart - (Actress) (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  37. Christina Aguilera - (Singer/Songwriter/Actress) (IMDB.com - few acting or song writing credits prior to 2004. She has some performance credits earlier than that, but those don’t usually get an invite.) (Deadline 1/8/2016)
  38. Roberto Aguire - (Actor) Boulevard (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  39. Michael Ahern - (Art Director) The Place Beyond The Pines, Young Adult, The Drop, St. Vincent, Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, Arbitrage, Our Idiot Brother, It’s Kind Of A Funny Story (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  40. Riz Ahmed - (Actor) Nightcrawler, Four Lions, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, The Road To Guantanamo, Ill Manors, Shifty (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  41. Ahn Sung-ki (aka Sung-kee Ahn) - (Actor) The Warrior, Silmido, Battle Of The Warriors, Painted Fire, White Badge, Hwajang, Unbowed, Nambugun, Radio Star (First South Koreans invited in 2015) (Learn more here and here)
  42. Jonathan Aibel - (Writer) Kung Fu Panda 1 2 & 3, Monsters Vs. Aliens, Alvin And The Chipmunks The Squeakquel and Chipwrecked, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water, Trolls (IMDB.com - few film credits prior to 2004)
  43. Anthony Ainley - (Actor) Doctor Who (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  44. Edward Aiona - (Property Master) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  45. Melihate Ajeti - (Actress) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  46. Takako Akashi - (Actress) 47 Ronin, Mr. Holmes (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  47. Ilayda Akdogan - (Actress) Mustang (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
    1. Chantal Akerman - (Director/Writer) A Couch in New York, Jeanne Dielman 23 Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles, Tomorrow We Move, The Meetings Of Anna, Down There, From The Other Side, Sud, Night And Day, The Captive. Akerman was invited to join the Writers Branch in 2014, but did not appear on the Academy’s Memorial Page a mere year later, suggesting that she turned down the invitation. (Sources: June 26, 2014 Academy Invitation List) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  48. Desiree Akhavan - (Director) Appropriate Behavior (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  49. Salim Akil - (Director) Jumping The Broom, Sparkle, TV’s The Game (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  50. Gbenga Akinnagbe - (Actor) (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  51. Jamila Aladdin - (Costume Designer) Theeb, Incendies, Redacted (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  52. Rico Alaniz - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  53. Joe Alaskey - (Actor & Voice Actor) Voice of Bugs Bunny & Daffy Duck (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  54. Frank Albanese - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  55. Lou Albano - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  56. Ellen Albertini Dow - (Actress) The Wedding Singer, Wedding Crashers, Sister Act, 54 (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  57. Jonathan Alberts - (Film Editor) 45 Years, Like Crazy, Wristcutters A Love Story, Pedro, Breathe In, Better Living Through Chemistry (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  58. Matthew Aldrich - (Writer) Cleaner (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  59. Gregg Alexander - (Oscar Nominated Songwriter) Begin Again (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  60. Jaimie Alexander - (Actress) Thor, Thor The Dark World (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  61. Lexi Alexander - (Oscar Nominated Director of a Live Action Short) Johnny Flynton, Lifted, Green Street Hooligans, Punisher War Zone, Fool Proof (Sources: Twitter 12/6/2015 A; Twitter 12/6/2015 B) (NYTimes.com 1/15/2016) (Learn more here)
  62. Olly Alexander - (Actor) (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  63. Terence Alexander - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  64. Vladimir Alexis - (Actor) Stonewall (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  65. Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat - (Actor) Theeb (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  66. Karolyn Ali - (Oscar Nominated Documentary Producer) Tupac: Resurrection (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  67. Mahershala Ali - (Actor) The Hunger Games Catching Fire Parts 1 & 2, The Place Beyond The Pines, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  68. Mehmood Ali - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  69. Sophia Taylor Ali - (Actress) Everybody Wants Some, TV’s The Walking Deceased, TV’s Faking It (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  70. Lucy Alibar - (Oscar Nominated Writer) Beasts Of The Southern Wild (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  71. Layla Alizada - (Actress) Day One (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  72. Dulfi Al-Jabouri - (Actor) A War, Darkland, Northwest (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  73. Dave Allen - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  74. Dayton Allen - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  75. Sheila Allen - (Actress) TV’s Bouquet Of Barbed Wire (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  76. Sheila Allen (aka Sheila Mathews) - (Actress/Producer) The Towering Inferno (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  77. Valerie Allen - (Actress) Pillow Talk, Bells Are Ringing, The Five Pennies (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
    1. Woody Allen - (Director/Writer/Actor) Annie Hall, Hannah And Her Sisters, Midnight In Paris, Blue Jasmine (Oscar Winner). Allen has received numerous invitations to join, but spokespeople claim that he doesn’t believe that it is possible to judge art (NPR 2/24/12), and “doesn’t want to be dependent on that kind of outside approval” (LA TImes 2/19/12). Although he has been nominated for many Oscars, he has only attended the awards ceremony once, to pay tribute to New York City in 2002. The LA Times reported the following anecdote from an anonymous Academy veteran: After numerous invitations to join went unanswered by Allen, “then-academy President Karl Malden mailed Allen a letter promising that if the director made a sizable donation to the academy's fundraising effort for its library, the group would leave him alone. He replied within a week with a check.” (The Guardian 2/24/11) (LA TImes 2/19/12)
  78. Haifaa Al-Mansour - (Director) Wadjda (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  79. Hassan Mutlag Al-Maraiyeh - (Actor) Theeb (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  80. Yasmine Al Massri (aka Yasmine Al Masri, aka Yasmine Elmasri) - (Actress) Caramel, TV’s Quantico (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  81. Laz Alonso - (Actor) Avatar, Fast & Furious, Jarhead, Constantine (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  82. David Alpert - (Producer) American Ultra, Spare Parts, TV’s The Walking Dead (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 204)
  83. Herbert S. Alpert - (Cinematographer) The Mask, The Hired Gun, A Cool Sound From Hell, A Dangerous Age (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  84. Diala Al Raie - (Producer/Production Manager) Theeb, The Martian, Queen Of The Desert, Rosewater (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  85. Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen - (Actor) Theeb (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  86. Kathryn Altman (born Kathryn Reed) - (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  87. Kyle Patrick Alvarez - (Director) C.O.G., The Stanford Prison Experiment, Easier With Practice (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  88. Joe Alwyn - (Actor) Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  89. Michael Ambers - (Producer) (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004) (Learn more here)
  90. Aml Ameen - (Actor) The Maze Runner, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Red Tails, Beyond The Lights (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  91. Austin Amelio - (Actor) Everybody Wants Some, TV’s The Walking Dead (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  92. Philip Amelio - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  93. Robbie Amell - (Actor) (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  94. Stephen Amell - (Actor) TV’s Arrow (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  95. Karim Amer - (Oscar Nominated Documentary Producer) The Square (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  96. Ana Lily Amirpour - (Director) A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  97. Tess Amorim - (Actress) The Way He Looks (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  98. Jonathan Amos - (Film Editor) Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, The Brothers Grimsby, Attack The Block, 20,000 Days Of Earth (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  99. Christina “Chrissy” Amphlett - (Singer/Songwriter) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  100. Soyon An - (Costume Designer) Jem And The Holograms, Step Up All In, Battle of The Year (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  101. Vijay Anand (aka Goldie Anand) - (Director) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  102. Blake Anderson - (Actor) Dope, Epic, TV’s Workaholics (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  103. Carl Anderson - (Actor) Jesus Christ Superstar, The Color Purple (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  104. Elaine Anderson (aka Elaine Scott, Elaine Steinbeck) - (Actress & Stage Manager) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  105. Joe Anderson - (Cinematographer) Simon Killer, The Benefactor, Fishtail, Don’t Think Twice (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  106. Kristina Lauren Anderson - (Writer) Catherine The Great (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  107. Lynn Anderson - (Singer) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  108. Mary Anderson (born Bebe Anderson) - (Actress) Gone With The Wind, The Song Of Bernadette, Lifeboat, To Each His Own (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  109. Paul Anderson - (Actor) The Revenant, In The Heart Of The Sea, Legend, Sherlock Holmes A Game Of Shadows, ‘71 (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  110. Renie Anderson - (Public Relations) (Learn more here)
  111. Sylvia Anderson - (Writer/Producer/Actress) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  112. William C. Anderson - (Writer) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  113. Aubrey Anderson-Emmons -  (Actress) TV’s Modern Family (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  114. Patrick Andre - (Producer) Mustang, Eden, Mountains May Depart, The Tall Man (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  115. Jesse Andrews - (Writer) Me And Earl And The Dying Girl (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  116. Dave Andron - (Writer/Producer) (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  117. Michael Angarano - (Actor) Sky High, The Forbidden Kingdom, The Stanford Prison Experiment (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  118. Angelababy (aka Angela Yang Ying) - (Actress) Independence Day Resurgence, Tai Chi Hero, Tai Chi Zero, Rise Of The Legend, Young Detective Dee Rise Of The Sea Dragon (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  119. Kate Angelo - (Writer) The Back-up Plan, Sex Tape (IMDB.com - few film credits prior to 2004)
  120. Maya Angelou - (Writer/Actress) I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Down In The Delta (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  121. Tamara Anghie - (Oscar Nominated Producer of a Live Action Short) New Boy (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  122. Muriel Angelus (born Muriel Findlay) - (Actress) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  123. Lucia Aniello - (Writer/Director) (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  124. Daniel Anker - (Oscar Nominated Documentarian) Scottsboro: An American Tragedy (did not appear on the Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  125. Graham Annable - (Oscar Nominated Animator) The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman, Coraline, A Goofy Movie (Sources: Twitter 7/8/2015) (Learn more here)
  126. Odette Annable (aka Odette Yustman) - (Actress) (IMDB.com - few film credits prior to 2004)
  127. Nonso Anozie - (Actor) Cinderella, Son Of God, Ender’s Game, The Grey, Brighton Rock, Atonement (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  128. Aziz Ansari - (Actor) Epic, 30 Minutes Or Less, This Is The End, TV’s Parks And Recreation, TV’s Master Of None (Source: LATimes 6/2/2016) (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  129. Gerald Anthony (born Gerald Anthony Bucciarelli) - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  130. Gethin Anthony - (Actor) (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  131. Laura Antonelli - (Actress) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  132. Michelangelo Antonioni - (Oscar Nominated Director & Writer and Honorary Academy Award Winner) Blow Up, L’Avventura, La Notte, L’Eclisse, Zabriskie Point, Lies, The Passenger (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here, here and at Academy Press Releases 1995 p. 24-25)
  133. Babak Anvari - (Director) Under The Shadow (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  134. Catherine Apple - (Film Editor) Hotel Transylvania 1 & 2, Gnomeo & Juliet (IMDB.com - few solo credits prior to 2004)
  135. Paul Apted - (Sound Editor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  136. Oguz Aral - (Cartoonist/Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  137. Vicente Aranda - (Director) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  138. Allan Arbus - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  139. Pedro Miguel Arce - (Actor) (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  140. Louis Arcella - (Actor) Our Brand Is Crisis, The Door In The Floor, Uncertainty, The Family, Paraiso Travel (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  141. Army Archerd - (Variety columnist and longtime Red Carpet interviewer at Oscar telecasts) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here, here and at Academy Press Releases 1990 p. 73)
  142. Imperio Argentina - (Actress/Singer) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  143. Moises Arias - (Actor) Ender’s Game, The Kings Of Summer, The Stanford Prison Experiment (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  144. Pascale Armand - (Actress) (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  145. Fred Armisen - (Actor) TV’s Saturday Night Live (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  146. Richard Armitage - (Actor) The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey, The Desolation Of Smaug and The Battle Of The Five Armies (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
    1. Frank Armitage - (Short Films And Feature Animation Branch) The Jungle Book, Sleeping Beauty. (Note that despite being a member at one point, Armitage did not appear on the Academy’s Memorial Page, suggesting that he may have left the Academy prior to his death (December 1961 Academy Report p. 4) (Learn more here and here)
  147. Serena Armitage - (Oscar Winning Producer of a Live Action Short) Stutterer (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  148. Grant Armstrong - (Art Director) X-Men First Class, Les Miserables, The Danish Girl, Muppets Most Wanted (IMDB.com - few solo credits prior to 2004)
  149. Dave Arneson - (Writer/Game Designer) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  150. James Arness - (Actor/Producer) TV’s Gunsmoke (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  151. Gemma Arterton - (Actress) Prince Of Persia The Sands Of Time, Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters, Runner Runner, Byzantium, Clash Of The Titans, Quantum Of Solace (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  152. Bea Arthur - (Actress) TV’s The Golden Girls, TV’s Maude (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  153. Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam (aka M.I.A.) - (Oscar Nominated Songwriter) Slumdog Millionaire (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  154. Pilou Asbaek - (Actor) A War, A Hijacking, Lucy, R, Sex Drugs & Taxation, Ben-Hur, Ghost In The Shell (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  155. Ron Asheton - (Musician/Songwriter/Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  156. Gil Askey - (Oscar Nominated Composer) Lady Sings The Blues (Did not appear on Academy’s Official Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  157. Nnamdi Asomugha - (Actor) (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  158. Skylar Astin - (Actor) Pitch Perfect 1 & 2, Wreck-It Ralph, 21 & Over (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  159. Peter Atencio - (Director) Keanu (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  160. George Atkinson - (Executive) Father of the Storefront Video Rental Store (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  161. Abraham Attah - (Actor) Beasts Of No Nation (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004) (Attended 2015 Governors Awards)
    1. Richard Attenborough - (Oscar Winning Director & Actor) Gandhi, Jurassic Park, Cry Freedom, Shadowlands, Guns At Batasi, A Chorus Line, Doctor Doolittle, The Sand Pebbles, Miracle On 34th Street. Note that Attenborough said he was a member in his Oscar acceptance speech, and during several other events, but did not show up on the Academy’s Memorial page. It is possible that he joined but later let his membership lapse due to poor health. (Academy Press Releases 1981 p. 17)  (Academy Press Releases 1984 p. 105)
  162. Hayley Atwell - (Actress) Captain America The First Avenger, Cinderella, The Duchess (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  163. Fabio Audi - (Actor) The Way He Looks (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  164. Christian Audigier - (Fashion Designer) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  165. Bruno Aveillan - (Director) Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters 2, The Farmer Project (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  166. James Avery - (Actor) TV’s Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  167. Phyllis Avery - (Actress) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  168. Shai Avivi - (Actor) One Week And A Day (IMDB.com - few film credits prior to 2004, although he has a lot of Israeli television)
  169. Awkwafina (born Nora Lum) - (Actress/Musician) Neighbor 2 Sorority Rising (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  170. Angus Aynsley - (Oscar Nominated Documentary Producer) Waste Land, Four Lions, The Bengali Detective (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  171. Richard Ayoade - (Actor/Director) Submarine, The Double, The Watch, The Boxtrolls (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  172. Alexandre Azaria - (Composer) Transporter 2 & 3, The Transporter Refueled, Love And Other Disasters (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  173. Riza Aziz - (Producer & Executive) Chairman & CEO of Red Granite Pictures, The Wolf Of Wall Street, Out Of The Furnace, Dumb And Dumber To, Daddy’s Home, Friends With Kids (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004) (Learn more here, here and here)
  174. Jamie Babbit - (Director) But I’m A Cheerleader, The Itty Bitty Titty Committee (Source: LATimes 6/2/2016) (Learn more here)
  175. Harry Babbitt - (Singer/Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  176. Parveen Babi - (Actress) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  177. Morena Baccarin - (Actress) Deadpool, Serenity, Spy, TV’s Gotham, TV’s Homeland (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  178. Pierre Bachelet - (Composer) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
    1. Romauld W. “Bachy” Bachmeyer (some sources spell it Backmeyer of Bachmayer) - Former Engineer at JPL. This source says he “was” a member. (LaCanadaKiwanis.org) (Also an SMPTE Fellow)
  179. Nicola Badalucco - (Oscar Nominated Writer) The Damned (Did not appear on Academy Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  180. Penn Badgley - (Actor) Easy A (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  181. Anthony Bagarozzi - (Writer) The Nice Guys (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  182. Ramin Bahrani - (Director) 99 Homes, Man Push Cart, At Any Price, Goodbye Solo, Chop Shop (Source: LATimes 6/2/2016) (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  183. Cameron Bailey - (Executive & Producer) Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival) (IMDB.com -few credits prior to 2004) (Learn more here, here and here)
  184. D’Army Bailey - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  185. David Bailey - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  186. Mark Bailey - (Writer/Documentarian) Last Days In Vietnam, Ethel, Ghosts Of Abu Ghraib (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  187. Harry Baird - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  188. Kate Baird - (Film Editor) The Silent Storm, Survivor, Catwoman, The Marine, Casino Royale, Skyfall, Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows parts 1 & 2 (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
    1. Note that Richard Bakalyan did not appear on the Academy’s Memorial Page, despite sources confirming that he had been a member for decades, suggesting that he may have left at some point prior to his death.
  189. Thimios Bakatakis - (Cinematographer) Dogtooth, The Lobster, Blind, Attenberg, Keep The Lights On (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  190. Sean S. Baker - (Director) Starlet, Tangerine, Take Out, Prince Of Broadway, Four Letter Words (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  191. Temple Baker - (Actor) Everybody Wants Some (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  192. Zene K. Baker - (Film Editor) 50/50, This Is The End, The Interview, Neighbors, Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World, Observe And Report (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  193. Adam Bakri - (Actor) Omar, Ali And Nino (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  194. John Balance - (Musician) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  195. Andrew Baldwin - (Writer) (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  196. Caitriona Balfe - (Actress) Money Monster, Now You See Me, Escape Plan, Crush, Super 8, TV’s Outlander (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  197. Lorne Balfe - (Composer) Terminator Genisys, Home, Penguins Of Madagascar, Megamind, The Dilemma, 13 Hours The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  198. Wes Ball - (Director) The Maze Runner (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  199. Hank Ballard - (Singer/Songwriter) (Did not appear on Academy Memorial Page (Learn more here and here)
  200. Jasmine E. Ballou - (Set Decorator) Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond The Pines, Frozen River, St. Vincent (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  201. Humbert Balsan - (Producer) Chairman of the European Film Academy (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  202. Ahmad Balshe (aka Belly) - (Oscar Nominated Songwriter) Fifty Shades Of Grey (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  203. Banksy - (Oscar Nominated Documentarian) Exit Through The Gift Shop (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  204. Tamas Banovich - (Production Designer) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  205. Ravi Bansal - (Art Director) X-Men Apocalypse, Pan, Terminator Genisys, Independence Day Resurgence, Night At The Museum Secret Of The Tomb (IMDB.com - few solo credits prior to 2004)
  206. Jonathan R. Banta - (Visual Effects Artist) (Source: Twitter 1/10/2016) (Learn more here and here)
  207. Jane Barbe - (Voice Actress/Singer) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  208. Daniel Barber - (Oscar Nominated Director of a Live Action Short) The Tonto Woman (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  209. Michael Barbieri - (Actor) Little Men (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  210. Gary Barbosa - Production Designer) The Stanford Prison Experiment, C.O.G. (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
    1. Jered Barclay - (Actor) Young And Dangerous, Howling VI The Freaks, Tuff Turf, War Of The Satellites, Gun Fever, Bop Girl Goes Calypso. Barclay’s LinkedIn account lists him as a FORMER member. (December 1961 Academy Report, p. 2) (LinkedIn.com)
  211. Edgar A. Barens (Oscar Nominated Documentarian) Prison Terminal: The Last Days Of Private Jack Hall (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  212. Ike Barinholtz - (Actor/Writer) Neighbors, Neighbors 2 Sorority Rising, Sisters, The Angry Bird Movie, Central Intelligence (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  213. Frida Barkfors - (Documentarian) Pervert Park (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  214. Lasse Barkfors - (Documentarian) Pervert Park (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  215. Samantha Barks - (Actress) Les Miserables (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  216. Ben Barnes - (Actor) The Chronicles Of Narnia Prince Caspian and The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader, Dorian Gray (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  217. Ian Barnes - (Oscar Nominated Director of a Live Action Short) Wish 143 (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  218. Charlie Barnett - (Actor) TV’s Chicago Fire (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  219. D.C. Barns - (Actor/Editor) Star Wars The Force Awakens (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  220. Robert Ogden Barnum - (Producer) Margin Call, All Is Lost, Lawless, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  221. Lita Baron - (Actress/Singer) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  222. Alex Barris - (Writer/Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  223. Kenya Barris - (Writer) Barbershop The Next Cut, TV’s Black-ish (Source: LATimes 6/2/2016) (Learn more here)
  224. John Barron - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  225. Cheryl Barrymore - (Dancer/Talent Agent) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  226. John Drew Barrymore - (Actor) Note: This is the son of the more famous John Barrymore, and the father of Drew Barrymore. (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  227. Justin Bartha - (Actor) National Treasure, National Treasure Book Of Secrets, The Hangover 1 2 & 3 (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  228. Sophie Barthes - (Director) Cold Souls, Madame Bovary (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  229. Jay Barton - (VIsual Effect Artist) X-Men First Class, Rock Of Ages, 47 Ronin, Rules Of Engagement, Star Trek Nemesis, TRON Legacy, Into The Storm, Furious Seven (Did not appear on Digital Domain’s 2008 Member Announcement) (Learn more here and here)
  230. Michael Barton - (Art Director/Production Designer) American Ultra, Tusk, Detour, I Am Michael, Beneath (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  231. Jay Baruchel - (Actor) How To Train Your Dragon 1 & 2, Million Dollar Baby, This Is The End, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, She’s Out Of My League, The Trotsky, Tropic Thunder, Knocked Up (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  232. Arturas Barysas - (Actor/Director) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  233. Jackie Basehart - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  234. Qasim Basir - (Director) Mooz-Lum, Destined (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  235. Lance Bass - (Singer/Actor) (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  236. Gabriel Basso - (Actor) Super 8, The Kings Of Summer (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  237. William Bast - (Writer) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  238. Zal Batmanglij - (Director) The East, The Sound Of My Voice (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  239. Rik Battaglia - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  240. Stacey Battat - (Costume Designer) Still Alice, The Bling Ring, Country Strong, Endless Love (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  241. Erik Bauersfeld - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  242. Lene Bausager - (Oscar Nominated Producer of a Live Action Short) Cashback, Coherence, Ginger & Rosa (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  243. Dave Bautista - (Actor) Guardians Of The Galaxy, Spectre, Riddick, The Man With The Iron Fists, TV’s WWE Smackdown (IMDB.com - no film credits prior to 2004)
  244. Gene Baylos - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  245. Juan Antonio Bayona - (Director) The Impossible, The Orphanage, A Monster Calls (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  246. Adam Beach - (Actor) Flags Of Our Fathers, Windtalkers, Suicide Squad, Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee, Cowboys & Indians, Smoke Signals (LATimes 6/8/2016) (Learn more here)
  247. Hannah Beachler - (Production Designer) Creed, Fruitvale Station, Miles Ahead, Hateship Loveship (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  248. Gail Bean - (Actress) Unexpected (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  249. Tom Beard - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  250. Sebastian Bear-McClard - (Producer) Heaven Knows What (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  251. Jonny Beauchamp - (Actor) Stonewall, TV’s Penny Dreadful (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  252. Pete Beaudreau - (Film Editor) Margin Call, Beasts Of No Nation, All Is Lost, The Gambler (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  253. Paul Beauregard (aka DJ Paul  of Three 6 Mafia) - (Oscar Winning Songwriter) Hustle & Flow (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  254. Peter “Pete”  Bebb - (Oscar Winning Visual Effects Artist) Inception, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Terminator Genisys, Captain America The First Avenger, Prince Of Persia The Sands Of Time, The Chronicles Of Riddick, The Bourne Ultimatum, Hot Fuzz, Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, Die Another Day (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  255. Jackson Beck - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  256. Rodney Becker - (Production Designer/Art Director) Boyhood, Bernie, Parkland, Men Women & Children, Everybody Wants Some (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  257. Eric Beckman - (Executive) Founder & CEO Of GKIDS Inc., Distributor of The Secret Of Kells, Chico & Rita, A Cat In Paris, From Up On Poppy Hill (Deadline 2/20/12)
  258. Nikole Beckwith - (Writer/Director) About Ray, Stockholm Pennsylvania (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  259. Brian Bedford - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  260. Emily Beecham - (Actress) 28 Weeks Later, Hail Caesar!, TV’s Into The Badlands (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  261. Justin Begnaud - (Producer & Financer) A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, 2 Guns, All Is Lost, Now You See Me, Empire State, Warm Bodies, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  262. Nicole Beharie - (Actress) My Last Day Without You, 42, Shame, TV’s Sleepy Hollow, American Violet (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  263. Susan Rose Behr - (Oscar Nominated Documentary Producer) My Architect, Two Hands: The Leon Fleisher Story (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  264. Beth Behrs - (Actress) Hello My Name Is Doris, TV’s 2 Broke Girls (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  265. Timur Bekmambetov - (Director) Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Wanted, Ben-Hur (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  266. Brandon P. Bell - (Actor) Dear White People (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  267. Drake Bell - (Actor/Musician) (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  268. Jillian Bell - (Actress) 22 Jump Street, The Master, Inherent Vice, Bridesmaids, TV’s Workaholics (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  269. John Bell - (Actor) Wrath of The Titans, The Hobbit The Desolation Of Smaug and The Battle Of The Five Armies (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  270. Lake Bell - (Actress/Director) In A World… (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  271. Zoe Bell - (Actress and Stunt Coordinator) The Hateful Eight, Oblivion, Kill Bill Vol 1 & 2, Django Unchained, Iron Man 3, Death Proof (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  272. Erin Benach - (Costume Designer) Blue Valentine, Drive, The Place Beyond The Pines, Half Nelson, Lost River, The Host, The Lincoln Lawyer (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  273. Michael Benaroya - (Producer) Margin Call, Kill Your Darlings, Queen Of The Desert (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  274. Malik Bendjelloul - (Oscar Winning Documentarian) Searching For Sugar Man (Did not appear on the invitation list after he won, nor on the Memorial Page after his passing.) (Learn more here)
  275. Katrin Benedikt - (Writer) Olympus Has Fallen, London Has Fallen, The Expendables 3 (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  276. Antonio Benitez-Rojo - (Writer) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  277. Ramses Benjumea (aka Ramses Benjumea Torres) - (Art Director) Embrace Of The Serpent, Karen Cries On The Bus (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  278. Andrew Bennett - (Art Director) Into The Woods, Spectre, Mission Impossible Rogue Nation, Star Wars Episode VIII (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  279. Joseph Bennett - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  280. Manu Bennett - (Actor) The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey, The Desolation Of Smaug and The Battle Of The Five Armies, The Marine, The Condemned (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  281. Matt Bennett - (Actor) Me And Earl And The Dying Girl, The Stanford Prison Experiment, The Virginity Hit, Bridesmaids (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  282. Roy C. Bennett - (Songwriter) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  283. Sara Bennett - (Oscar Winning Visual Effects Artist) Ex Machina, The Martian, Dracula Untold, 47 Ronin, Les Miserables, Snow White And The Huntsman, Dredd (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  284. Tom Bennett - (Actor) Love & Friendship (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  285. Melissa Benoist - (Actress) Whiplash, The Longest Ride, Danny Collins, TV’s Supergirl (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  286. Lillian Benson - (Film Editor) (Source: Resume does not include AMPAS among memberships) (Learn more here)
  287. Lamont Bentley - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  288. Houda Benyamina (aka Uda Benyamina) - (Director) Divines, Ghetto Child (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  289. Adam Benzine - (Oscar Nominated Documentarian) Claude Lanzmann Spectres Of The Shoah (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  290. Martin Beresford - (Sound Mixer) The Danish Girl, Le Week-End, The Double, Submarine, The Damned United, Atonement (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  291. Glenn Berger - (Writer) Kung Fu Panda 1 2 & 3, Monsters Vs. Aliens, Alvin And The Chipmunks The Squeakquel and Chipwrecked, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water, Trolls (IMDB.com - few film credits prior to 2004)
  292. Jacques Bergerac - (Actor) Gigi, Les Girls (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  293. Chris Bergoch - (Writer) Starlet, Tangerine (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  294. Luciano Berio - (Composer) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  295. Greg Berlanti - (Writer/Director/Producer) The Broken Hearts Club, Life As We Know It, Green Lantern, Wrath Of The Titans, Panm TV’s Dawson’s Creek, TV’s Everwood, TV’s Brothers And Sisters, TV’s Arrow, TV’s The Flash, TV’s Supergirl (IMDB.com - few film credits prior to 2004)
  296. Andrea Berloff - (Oscar Nominated Writer) Straight Outta Compton (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  297. Paul Bernon - (Producer) Adult Beginners, Drinking Buddies (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  298. Nancy Bernstein - (Visual Effects & Animation Executive) Head of Production at Dreamworks Animation, Visual Effects Executive Producer at Digital Domain, Rise Of The Guardians, The Lord Of The Rings The Fellowship Of The Ring, The Day After Tomorrow, Star Trek Nemesis, Vanilla Sky (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  299. Scott Bernstein - (Executive & Producer) Former Executive Vice President of Production at Universal, Straight Outta Compton, Ride Along 2 (Sources: IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004; and the HollywoodReporter 7/25/2014 says he joined Universal in 2004) (TheWrap 1/23/2016) (Deadline 1/23/2016)
  300. Jon Bernthal - (Actor) Me And Earl And The Dying Girl, Fury, The Ghost Writer, The Wolf Of Wall Street, Snitch, Sicrio, Rampart (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  301. Lisa Beroud - (Visual Effects Producer) The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, Transformers Dark of The Moon, Zodiac, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Gone Girl (Source: LATimes 6/2/2016) (Learn more here, here and here)
  302. Fred Berry - (Actor) TV’s What’s Happening!! (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  303. Gary Bertini - (Composer) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  304. Pierre Berton - (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  305. James Best - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  306. Richard Best - (Film Editor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  307. Laura Betti - (Actress) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  308. Charlie Bewley - (Actor) Like Crazy, The Twilight Saga (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  309. Raphael Wregas Bhanuteja - (Short Film Director) Lembusura, Senyawa (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  310. Prashant Bhargava - (Director) Patang (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (learn more here and here)
  311. Mayim Bialik - (Actress) TV’s Blossom, TV’s The Big Bang Theory (IMDB.com - few film credits prior to 2004) (Kveller.com 2/23/2015)
  312. Brian Bianchini - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  313. Justin Bieber - (Singer) Never Say Never (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  314. Richard Biggs - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  315. Jan Bijvoet - (Actor) Borgman, Embrace Of The Serpent, The Broken Circle Breakdown, Marina (IMDB.com - few U.S. credits prior to 2004)
  316. Alexandra Billings - (Actress) TV’s Transparent, TV’s How To Get Away With Murder (Source: LATimes 6/2/2016) (Learn more here)
  317. Ryan Bingham - (Oscar Winning Songwriter) Crazy Heart (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  318. Oded Binnun - (Oscar Nominated Director of a Live Action Short) Aya (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  319. Anne-Sophie Bion - (Oscar Nominated Film Editor) The Artist  (IMDB.com- no credits prior to 2004)
  320. Mike Birbiglia - (Actor/Writer/Director) Don’t Think Twice, Sleepwalk With Me, Your Sister’s Sister, Cedar Rapids, The Fault In Our Stars, Adult Beginners, Trainwreck (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  321. Evan Bird - (Actor) Maps To The Stars (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  322. Kevin Bird - (Production Designer/Art Director) Jem And The Holograms, The Bling Ring, The Magic Of Belle Isle (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  323. Michael Birkett - (Producer) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  324. Aloe Blacc - (Musician) (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004) (Attended 2015 Governors Awards)
  325. Shane Black - (Writer/Director) Iron Man 3, The Nice Guys, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Last Boy Scout, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Lethal Weapon 1 2 & 3, Last Action Hero (Sources: TheGlobeAndMail.com 5/19/2016; Telegraph.co.uk 6/3/2016) (Learn more here)
  326. Jamie Blackley - (Actor) (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  327. Syan Blake - (Actress) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  328. Tim Blake - (Art Director) Far From The Madding Crowd, Eddie The Eagle, Blitz, Nowhere Boy, Before I Go To Sleep, The Lady In The Van (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  329. Carter Blanchard - (Writer) Independence Day Resurgence (IMDB.com - few film credits prior to 2004)
  330. Alan Blanco - (Writer/Cinematographer/Sound Editor) Manos Sucias, Compliance, Red Hook Summer (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  331. Hugo Blanco - (Musician) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page (Learn more here and here)
  332. Ronan Blaney - (Oscar Nominated Producer of a Live Action Short) Boogaloo And Graham (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
    1. Jules Stephen “Steve” Blauner - (Executive & Producer) Note that Blauner is listed as having been accepted as a member of the Executives Branch in 1961, being invited again in the Producers branch in 1974, but was absent from the Academy’s Memorial Page after his death in 2015. We are therefore uncertain in which years he would have been an active member. (December 1961 Academy Report, p. 2) (Summer 1974 Academy Bulletin p. 2) (Learn more here and here)
  333. Josh Bleibtreu - (Cinematographer) (IMDB.com - few solo credits prior to 2004) (Linkedin does not list ampas as one of his organizations)
  334. Chris Blundell - (Animator) The Hit Squad (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  335. Celia Bobak - (Oscar Nominated Set Decorator) The Martian, The Phantom Of The Opera, Quills, The Crying Game, Exodus: Gods And Kings, From Hell (Source: LATimes 6/2/2016) (Learn more here)
  336. Anna Boden - (Writer/Director) Half Nelson, It’s Kind Of A Funny Story, Young Rebels, Sugar, Mississippi Grind (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004) (Deadline 12/8/2015)
  337. Jack Body - (Composer) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  338. Sierra Boggess - (Actress) (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  339. Gilles Boillot - (Art Director) Lucy, The Lady, Colombiana, The Transporter Refueled, Warrior’s Gate, Taken (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  340. Scot Boland - (Casting Director) The Walk, Flight, The Polar Express, The Adventures Of Tintin, Mars Needs Moms (IMDB.com - few lead credits prior to 2004)
  341. Nicolas Bolduc - (Cinematographer) Enemy, War Witch, Aloft (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  342. Josh Boles - (Writer/Actor) Operation Avalanche (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  343. Sarah Bolger - (Actress) In America, The Spiderwick Chronicles, My All American (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  344. Sunday Boling (aka Sunny Boling) - (Casting Director) The Grudge 3, HelloMy Name Is Doris, Waitress, Natural Selection, Another Cinderella Story (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  345. Antonio Bolivar - (Actor) Embrace Of The Serpent (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  346. Betty Bolton - (Actress) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  347. Mark Bomback - (Writer) Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Unstoppable, The Wolverine, Insurgent, Total Recall, Race To Witch Mountain, Live Free Or Die Hard, War For The Planet Of The Apes (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  348. Matt Bomer - (Actor) The Normal Heart, Winter’s Tale, Magic Mike, In Time, TV’s White Collar (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  349. Vlassis Bonatsos - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  350. Diego Boneta - (Actor) Rock Of Ages (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  351. William Boodell - (Film Editor) Sharknado (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  352. Johnetta Boone - (Costume Designer) The Notebook, Steel Magnolias, Cadillac Records, Wedding Crashers, Syriana (Source: LATimes 6/2/2016) (Learn more here)
  353. Josh Boone - (Director) The Fault In Our Stars, Stuck In Love (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  354. Joshua Boone - (Actor) (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  355. Douglas Booth - (Actor) (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  356. Zachary Booth - (Actor) Keep The Lights On, Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Taking Woodstock, The Beaver (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  357. David Boreanaz - (Actor) TV’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer, TV’s Angel, TV’s Bones (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  358. Max Borenstein - Godzilla 1 & 2, Kong: Skull Island (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  359. Flula Borg - (Actor) Pitch Perfect 2 (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  360. Luca Borghese - (Producer/Production Manager) Mr. Holmes, Rampart, Girl Most Likely, The Beaver, The Ballad Of Jack And Rose, The Messenger, The Extra Man, Young Adult, Labor Day, Men Women & Children, Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, Triple 9 (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  361. Max Born - (Producer) James White (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  362. Chadwick Boseman - (Actor) Captain America Civil War, Get On Up, 42 (Source: LATimes 6/2/2016) (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  363. May Boss (aka May R. Boss, Mary R. Boss) - (Stunt Performer) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  364. Daniel Boulanger - (Oscar Nominated Writer) That Man From Rio (Never appeared on Academy’s Official Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  365. Etienne Boussac - (Film Editor) Embrace Of The Serpent, The Damned, The Bourne Supremacy, Source Code, Valkyrie, Flightplan, The Ghost Writer (IMDB.com - few solo credits prior to 2004)
  366. Sofia Boutella - (Actress) Kingsman The Secret Service (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  367. Phillip Boutte Jr. - (Costume Concept Artist) Star Trek, Inception, X-Men Days Of Future Past, Man Of Steel, The Divergent Series: Insurgent (Oscars.org Careers In Film Summit) (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  368. Dan Bowen - (Documentary Producer) 20,000 Days On Earth (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  369. David Bowie - (Actor/Singer/Songwriter) The Man Who Fell To Earth Labyrinth, Basquiat, The Hunger, Cat People, The Last Temptation Of Christ, The Prestige (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  370. Andrew Bowler - (Oscar Nominated Director of a Live Action Short) Time Freak (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  371. David Bowles - (Actor/Producer) (Sources: Both Chillersmedia.com archived 2/5/2015 and his IMDB Bio Page refer to his memberships, including the Players Directory, but don’t list AMPAS itself) (Learn more here)
    1. Rev. Malcolm Boyd - (Producer) Boyd was an Academy member prior to 1951, but reportedly left at some later point. (TheHuffingtonPost 3/5/12) (Learn more here and here)
  372. Seth Boyden - (Animator) An Object At Rest (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  373. John Boyega - (Actor) Star Wars The Force Awakens, Attack The Block, Imperial Dreams, Half Of A Yellow Sun (Source: LATimes 6/2/2016) (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  374. William Boyett - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  375. Oscar Boyson - (Producer) Frances Ha, Mistress America, Heaven Knows What (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  376. Lucy Boynton - (Actress) Sing Street, Miss Potter, Ballet Shoes (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  377. Jack Bradbury (born John Morin Bradbury) - (Animator) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  378. Booker Bradshaw - (Actor/Producer/Executive) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  379. Zach Braff - (Actor) Garden State, Wish I Was Here, TV’s Scrubs (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  380. Natasha Braier - (Cinematographer) The Rover, XXY, The Milk of Sorrow, Chinese Puzzle, Glue (IMDB.com - few feature film credits prior to 2004)
  381. Stan Brakhage - (Director) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  382. Daniel Branca - (Animator) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  383. Julian Brand - (Actor) Dope, Pink Zone (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  384. Jonathan Brandis - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  385. Joe Wayne Bransford - (Note: His obituary at Dentonrc.com 8/5/15) decribes him as an “honorary member”, but we don’t know what that term is supposed to mean, and he did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page)
  386. Nicholas Braun - (Actor) Red State, Sky High, The Watch, The Stanford Prison Experiment, Jem And The Holograms (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  387. Raul Bravo - (Producer) Embrace Of The Serpent, The Silence of The Flies (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  388. Philippe Brenninkmeyer - (Actor/Producer) Till Then (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  389. Abigail Breslin - (Oscar Nominated Actress) Little Miss Sunshine, August Osage County, Rango, Zombieland, Signs, Ender’s Game (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  390. Jordana Brewster - (Actress) The Fast And The Furious series (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  391. Maria Breyman - (Actress) Creed (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  392. Mihal Brezis - (Oscar Nominated Director of a Live Action Short) Aya (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  393. Patrick Brice - (Director) The Overnight (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  394. Pierre Brice - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page (Learn more here and here)
  395. Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges - (Actor/Singer/Songwriter) The Fast And The Furious series, Crash (Source: LATimes 6/2/2016) (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  396. Alison Brie - (Actress)TV’s Community (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  397. Dante Briggins - (Actor) (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  398. Jack Bright - (Actor) The Good Dinosaur (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  399. Ritch Brinkley - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  400. Don Briscoe - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  401. Zana Briski - (Oscar Winning Documentarian) Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  402. Nicholas Britell - (Composer) The Big Short, New York I Love You, Gimme The Loot, Whiplash, 12 Years A Slave (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  403. Will Brittain - (Actor) Everybody Wants Some, A Teacher, The Doo Dah Man, Transpecos (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  404. Dana Broccoli - (Producer/Actress) President of Danjaq, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page (Learn more here, here and at Academy Press Releases 1991 p. 50)
  405. Thomas Brodie-Sangster - (Actor) The Maze Runner, Nanny McPhee (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  406. Irene Taylor Brodsky - (Oscar Nominated Documentarian) The Final Inch, Four Walls Around Me, Hear And Now, Open Your Eyes, Saving Pelican 895, One Last Hug Three Days At Grief Camp (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  407. Jaap Broeker - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  408. Barbara S. Brogliatti - (TV Executive & TV Publicist) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here, here and here)
  409. William Bronder - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  410. June Bronhill - (Actress) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  411. Ashley Bronson - (Actress) Spring Breakers, Pretty Little Liars (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  412. Ronald Bronstein - (Writer/Director/Actor/Editor) Frownland, Heaven Knows What, Go Get Some Rosemary (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  413. Yoni Brook - (Cinematographer) Valley Of Saints (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  414. Alice Brooks - (Cinematographer) Jem And The Holograms, Mulligans (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  415. Danielle Brooks - (Actress) TV’s Orange Is The New Black (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  416. Martin E. Brooks (born Martin Baum) - (Actor) The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  417. Mehcad Brooks - (Actor) (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  418. Skylan Brooks - (Actor) Southpaw, The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister & Pete (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  419. Rachel Brosnahan - (Actress) Beautiful Creatures, TV’s Manhattan, TV’s House Of Cards (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  420. Israel Broussard - (Actor) The Bling Ring (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  421. Adam Brown - (Actor) The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey, The Desolation Of Smaug and The Battle Of The Five Armies (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  422. Bobbi Kristina Brown - (Actress/Singer) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  423. Charles Brown - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  424. Chris Brown - (Actor/Singer) Stomp The Yard (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  425. Christopher L. Brown - (Art Director/Production Designer) Twilight, Straight Outta Compton, Danny Collins (IMDB.com - few film credits prior to 2004)
  426. Errol Brown - (Singer/Songwriter) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  427. Lawson Brown - (Art Director/Set Decorator) Dope, Eye Of The Hurricane, Saving Mr. Banks, Alice In Wonderland, A Christmas Carol, The Family Stone, Just Like Heaven, Batman V. Superman Dawn Of Justice (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  428. Matthew Brown - (Oscar Nominated Producer of a Live Action Short) The Tonto Woman (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  429. Neil Brown Jr. - (Actor) Straight Outta Compton, Battle Los Angeles, Fast & Furious (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  430. Quincy Brown - (Actor) Dope, Brotherly Love, We The Party, Street (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  431. Robert Brown - (Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  432. Yvette Nicole Brown - (Actress) TV’s Community (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  433. Christopher Browne - (Writer) The Walk (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  434. Jessica Brown-Findlay - (Actress) Winter’s Tale, TV’s Downtown Abbey (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  435. Robert C. Bruce Jr. - (Voice Actor) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  436. Amanda Brugel - (Actress) Room, Maps To The Stars (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  437. Daniel Bruhl - (Actor) Rush, Inglourious Basterds, Goodbye Lenin!, The Bourne Ultimatum, Woman In Gold (IMDB.com- several credits prior to 2004, but his rise to star power for U.S. audiences came after)
  438. Gabrielle Brune - (Actress) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  439. Nick Bruno - (Animator) Rio, The Peanuts Movie, Ice Age Continental Drift, Epic (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004) (Learn more here and at YouTube)
  440. Blanchette Brunoy - (Actress) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  441. David Bryson of Counting Crows - (Oscar Nominated Songwriter) Shrek 2 (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  442. Larry Buchanan (born Marcus Larry Seale Jr.) - (Director) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  443. Horst Buchholz - (Actor) The Magnificent Seven, Life Is Beautiful, Fanny, Wet Asphalt, Teenage Wolfpack, Confessions Of Felix Krull, Tiger Bay (Did not appear on Academy Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  444. Bob Buck - (Costume Designer) The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey, The Desolation Of Smaug and The Battle Of The Five Armies, Z For Zachariah, The Water Horse (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  445. Scott Buck - (Producer/Writer) (IMDB.com - no film credits prior to 2004)
  446. Matthew Budman - (Producer & Executive) Production Executive at Annapurna Pictures, American Hustle, Zero Dark Thirty, Joy, Killing Them Softly, Lawless (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  447. Clovis Bueno - (Production Designer/Art Director) Kiss Of The Spider Woman, Pixote (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  448. Jeff Buhler - (Writer) (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  449. Mary-Ellis Bunim - (Producer) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  450. Alexander Buono - (Oscar Nominated Producer of a Live Action Short and Cinematographer) Johnny Flynton (Sources: Twitter 12/6/2015) (Learn more here)
  451. Hannibal Buress - (Actor) (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  452. Brian Burgoyne - (Cinematographer) Hello My Name Is Doris, What They Left Behind, Cake (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  453. Hunter Burke - (Actor) The Big Short, The Longest Ride, Insurgent, Addicted, The Best Of Me, Olympus Has Fallen (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  454. Barney Burman - (Oscar Winning Makeup Artist) Star Trek (TrekMovie.com)
  455. Marilyn Burns - (Actress) The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here)
  456. Ty Burrell - (Actor) TV’s Modern Family, Dawn Of The Dead, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Finding Dory (IMDB.com - few film credits prior to 2004)
  457. Tim Burstall - (Director) Alvin Purple, Stork, Kangaroo, Libido, End Play, Eliza Fraser, The Last Of The Knucklemen (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  458. Gabrielle Burton - (Writer/Director) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  459. Mark Burton - (Oscar Nominated Animator and Writer) Shaun The Sheep Movie, Madagascar, The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit, Gnomeo & Juliet, Aliens In The Attic (IMDB.com - few film credits prior to 2004)
  460. Tony Burton - (Actor) Rocky, The Shining (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  461. Mark Burzenski - (Actor) Ghostbusters, The Equalizer, The Judge, The Sea Of Trees (IMDB.comere - no credits prior to 2004)
  462. Eli Bush - (Producer/Executive) Steve Jobs, Aloha, Captain Phillips, Moonrise Kingdom, Top Five, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Frances Ha, Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  463. Jared Bush - (Writer/Director) Zootopia (IMDB.com - few film credits prior to 2004)
  464. Joe Bushkin - (Musician/Songwriter) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  465. Manela Bustamante - (Actress) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial Page) (Learn more here and here)
  466. Jason Butler - (Sound Mixer/Foley Mixer) The Peanuts Movie, The Dam Keeper (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  467. William “Will” Butler - (Oscar Nominated Composer) Her (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  468. Asa Butterfield - (Actor) Hugo, Ender’s Game, The Boy In The Striped Pajamas, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)
  469. Amanda Bynes - (Actress) Easy A, Hairspray, She’s The Man, What A Girl Wants (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  470. Dan Byrd - (Actor) Easy A, The Hills Have Eyes, A Cinderella Story, TV’s Cougar Town (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  471. Brian Byrne - (Composer) Albert Nobbs, A Most Violent Year, Sex And The City 2 (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  472. Rose Byrne - (Actress) Bridesmaids, Neighbors, X-Men First Class, X-Men Apocalypse, Annie (IMDB.com - few credits prior to 2004)
  473. Katie Byron - (Production Designer) Like Crazy, Breathe In, The Final Girls (IMDB.com - no credits prior to 2004)


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6 comments:

  1. Fascinating stuff! Loving your work! Interesting that every nominee isn't invited. And a damn good thing that Rob Schneider has never been and I hope it stays that way. I wonder if Oscar winning Eminem is a voter. Not sure why I'm just curious.

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    1. Thanks Pete. I'm not much of a Schneider fan myself, but if he ever does a "serious" film then I can see them letting him in based upon pure volume alone.

      Great question about Eminem. I did a quick search and can't seem to find anything definitive yet. Part of the challenge is that he won a full year before they started making their invitees public, so it is hard to guess. On the one hand, he won, which you would think should automatically qualify you, but on the other hand the Academy has been on such a kick to try to prove how young and hip they are, that if they had actually invited him you would think they would have publicized it better. While his music has been used in lots of films, it may be that 8 Mile is one of the few where it was actually written specifically for the film, so it is possible that they didn't think he had enough screen credits -- the same problem as the younger nominees above. I'll keep researching, and may add him to this page if I can't find anything. Thanks for the tip!

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  2. Great article and that answers my doubt on why Woody Allen was absent in most award shows.Thank God Taylor Lautner doesnt get invited and I hope that remains the same forever.That guy really cant act.However Kristen Stewart is deserving.She is a good actress and I really love her work outside Twillight and the oscar nominees that you mentioned especially Abigail definitely deserves an invitation to the club. F.FRANKLIN

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    1. Thanks! It wouldn't surprise me at all if the Twilight stars eventually became members--Remember that they are all pretty young by Academy standards. Stewart's projects do make it seem like she might be the first one in--especially with both On The Road and Snow White And The Huntsman this year.

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  3. Great post! I see this project is off to a good start. Looking forward to seeing what else you unearth in the process!

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    1. Thanks. I suspect that this non-members page may grow over time, as I learn more about how the Academy's invitations happen.

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