Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Academy Members Project Y

Pictured: Getting invited to the Academy can be particularly difficult for those artists whose fields are represented by one of the institution’s smaller branches. Documentarian Ruby Yang won an Oscar in 2007 for her documentary short The Blood Of Yingzhou District, but wasn’t invited to join the Academy until four years later, after she had secured a second nomination for The Warriors Of Qiugang.

Academy Members Y
Updated 6/13/2016

  1. Edward James Yablans - (Associate Member - Non-Voting) Talent Agent (TheEnvelope archived 12/28/2012)
    1. Frank Yablans - (Producers Branch) President of Paramount Pictures, Mommie Dearest, Congo (Academy Memorial Page Archived 12/29/2014) (Learn more here, here, here, here and here)
  2. Janet Yang - (Producers Branch) The People Vs. Larry Flynt, The Joy Luck Club, The Weight Of Water, Zero Effect, Shanghai Calling, High Crimes ( ( (ShanghaiCalling) (YouTube 5/14/13) ( ( (LATimes 3/15/2016) (Variety 3/15/2016) (Deadline 3/15/2016) (TheWrap 3/15/2016) (HollywoodReporter 3/15/2016) ( 3/16/2016) (HollywoodReporter 5/19/2016) (Learn more here and here)
  3. Ruby Yang - (Documentary Branch) (Oscar Winner) The Blood of Yingzhou District, The Warriors of Qiugang (June 17, 2011 Academy Invitation List) ( Archived 10/21/2015) (LATimes 3/15/2016) (Variety 3/15/2016) (Deadline 3/15/2016) (TheWrap 3/15/2016) (HollywoodReporter 3/15/2016)
  4. Gabriel Yared - (Music Branch) (Oscar Winner) The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Cold Mountain, Amelia, A Royal Affair, Message In A Bottle, Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet (Learn more here)
  5. Janty Yates - (Costume Designers Branch) (Oscar Winner) Gladiator, Robin Hood, De-Lovely, Kingdom Of Heaven, American Gangster, Prometheus, Hannibal, Exodus Gods And Kings (June 2006 Academy Invitation List) (Academy Original 8/14/2015)
  6. Pamela Yates - (Documentary Branch) Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court (June 28, 2013 Academy Invitation List) (TheArtOfMontesque 10/6/14) (Rebel Citizen) ( 10/14/2015) (
    1. Peter Yates - (Directors Branch) (Academy Reporter Vol. 24, First Quarter 2011, p. 31)
  7. Kevin J. Yeaman - (At Large Member) President & CEO of Dolby Laboratories Inc. (June 26, 2014 Academy Invitation List) ( (Learn more here and here)
  8. Hoyt H. Yeatman Jr. - (Visual Effects Branch) (Oscar Winner) The Abyss, Mighty Joe Young, The Fly, Moonwalker, Armageddon, The Rock, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Jack The Giant Slayer, Crimson Tide, The Princess Diaries (Academy Press Releases 1993 p. 206) (Academy Press Releases 1996 p. 130) (Who Is The Academy Page 3/20/12) (Learn more here)
    1. Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. - (Directors Branch) (June 1961 Academy Report p. 4) (Academy Memorial Page 3/5/2005)
  9. Rebecca Yeldham - (Producers Branch) On the Road, The Kite Runner, The Motorcycle Diaries (June 26, 2015 Academy Invitation List) (Facebook from New Members Reception 9/28/2015) (Learn more here and here)
  10. Michelle Yeoh - (Actors Branch) Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Memoirs Of A Geisha, The Lady, Sunshine, Tomorrow Never Dies, Babylon A.D., Butterfly And Sword (Academy Press Releases 2001 p. 94) (June 29, 2012 Academy Invitation List) (AsianFilmAwards)
  11. Robert D. Yeoman - (Cinematographers Branch) (Oscar Nominee) The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom, Get Him to the Greek, The Squid and the Whale, Bridesmaids, The Royal Tenenbaums, Dogma, Rushmore (June 25, 2010 Academy Invitation List) (Academy Report Vol. 23, 3rd/4th Quarter 2010 p. 18)
  12. Gary Yershon - (Music Branch) (Oscar Nominee) Mr. Turner, Another Year (June 26, 2015 Academy Invitation List) (UK New Members Reception 10/14/2015) (Learn more here and here)
  13. Ron Yerxa - (Producers Branch) (Oscar Nominee) Nebraska, Little Miss Sunshine, Cold Mountain, Election, Little Children, The Wood (85th Foreign Language Committee Chair) (84th Foreign Language Executive Committee) (83rd Foreign Language Committee) (June 2006 Academy Invitation List) (TheWrap 1/12/2011) ( 5/18/12) (Deadline 8/30/12) (TheHollywoodReporter 7/9/2014) (Twitter 1/9/2016)
  14. Ronnie Yeskel - (Casting Directors Branch) The Sessions, Atlas Shrugged Part 1, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Dude Where’s My Car, Orphan, Kill Your Darlings, Blade: Trinity, Igby Goes Down (June 26, 2014 Academy Invitation List) (Learn more here)
  15. David Lewis Yewdall - (Sound Branch) The Fifth Element, Starship Troopers, Dante’s Peak, Spawn, Chain Reaction ( (Facebook)
  16. Rafael Yglesias - (Writers Branch) Fearless, From Hell, Dark Water, Les Miserables, Death And The Maiden, Anatomy Of Hope (MovieCityNews 2/1/2016) (Learn more here)
  17. Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou - (Makeup Artists And Hairstylists Branch) (Oscar Nominee) Guardians of the Galaxy, An Education (June 26, 2015 Academy Invitation List) (Membership Certificate on Twitter 10/22/2015) (Learn more here and here)
    1. Philip Yordan - (Writers Branch) (Oscar Winner) (Box Office 5/12/1956 p. 45) (Academy Memorial Page 2/4/2004) (Learn more here and here)
  18. Francine York - (Actors Branch) The Doll Squad, It’s Only Money, The Nutty Professor, The Family Man, The Patsy, The Disorderly Orderly, The Family Jewels, Cracking Up, Bedtime Story, Tickle Me, Cannon For Cordoba, Curse Of The Swamp Creature, Mutiny In Outer Space, Marilyn Alive And Behind Bars (Sources: (Learn more here, here and here)
  19. Michael York - (Actor Branch) Logan’s Run, Cabaret, The Three Musketeers, Murder On The Orient Express, The Island Of Dr. Moreau, the Austin Powers series (Academy Press Releases 1981 p. 242) (LATimes 3/23/2002) (Learn more here, here and here)
  20. Patty York - (Makeup Artists And Hairstylists Branch) (MiltonAgency)
    1. Susannah York - (Actors Branch) (Oscar Nominee)
    2. Gabe Yorke - (Public Relations Branch) worked for Fox (1948 Membership List) (For Your Information Vol 3 No 7 Winter 1949 p. 6) (more info)
    3. Alan “Bud” Yorkin - (Directors Branch) (January 1964 Academy Report p. 4) (Academy Memorial Page Archived 10/23/2015)
    4. J. Charles Yoss - (Executives Branch) (1948 Membership List)
    5. Vincent Youmans - (Music Branch) (Oscar Nominee) (For Your Information Vol 2 No 2-3 February/March 1946 p. 7)
    6. Alan Young - (Actors Branch) The Time Machine, , Margie, Chicken Every Sunday, tom thumb, Mr. Belvedere Goes To College, the voice of Scrooge McDuck on Mickey’s Christmas Carol and the DuckTales series, TV’s Mr. Ed (1948 Membership List)
  21. Andrew L. Young - (Documentary Branch) (Oscar Nominee) Children Of Fate: Life And Death In A Sicilian Family (Sources: (Learn more here and here)
  22. Bradford Young - (Cinematographers Branch) Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Pariah, Middle Of Nowhere, Mother Of George, Selma, Pawn Sacrifice, A Most Violent Year (June 26, 2014 Academy Invitation List) (Twitter Response to Invite) (Visiting Artist Page Archived 8/1/2015) (Learn more here, here and here)
  23. Buddy Young - (Public Relations Branch) Founder and President of Futura Pictures Inc., Formerly with United Artists Corporation, Columbia Pictures and MGM Universal (BusinessWeek) ( (Academy Report Vol 13 No 1, January 1971 p. 4) (44th Oscar Screening Schedule on Ebay) (44th Oscar Schedule Image) (46th Oscars Screening Schedule on Ebay) (46th Oscar Schedule Image) (48th Academy Award Program p. 16) (
  24. Burt Young - (Actors Branch) (Oscar Nominee) Rocky (New York Members)
  25. Christopher Young - (Music Branch) Spider-Man 3, A Nightmare On Elm Street 2 Freddy’s Revenge, The Exorcism Of Emily Rose, Species, Drag Me To Hell, Hellraiser, Wonder Boys, The Hurricane, The Shipping News, Bandits, The Grudge, The Gift, The Rum Diary, Runaway Jury, Swordfish, The Fly 2, The Dark Half, Murder In The First, Urban Legend, Sinister, Former President of The Film Music Society (Sources: Academy Facebook 4/4/2016; YouTube 4/4/2016) (Learn more here, here and here)
    1. Collier H. Young - (Executives Branch) (For Your Information Vol 3 No 6 Fall 1948 p. 6) (more info here and here)
  26. David Young - (At Large Member) (June 2006 Academy Invitation List)
  27. David Mark Young - (Sound Branch) (June 2005 Academy Invitation List)
    1. Freddie Young - (Cinematographers Branch) (Oscar Winner) Lawrence Of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, Ryan’s Daughter, Nicholas And Alexandra, Ivanhoe (Learn more here)
    2. Gig Young - (Actors Branch) (Oscar Winner) (1948 Membership List)
  28. Irwin Young - (Gordon E. Sawyer Award Winner) (Technical Achievement Award Winner)) (Academy Press Releases 2001 p. 42-43) (NurembergFilm.Org) (
    1. Jerry S. Young - (Film Editors Branch) (December 1961 Academy Report p. 4) (Academy Memorial Page Archived 7/4/2015) (Learn more here)
    2. Nedrick Young - (Writers Branch) (Oscar Winner) (February 1961 Academy Report p. 4)
  29. Peter Young - (Designers Branch - Set Decorator) (Oscar Winner) Batman, Sleepy Hollow, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, The Dark Crystal, Superman 2 & 3, Troy, Tomorrow Never Dies (Learn more here)
    1. Raymond Scott Young - (Sound Branch) (Academy Memorial Page Archived 1/6/2016)
  30. Rob Young - (Sound Branch) (Oscar Nominee) Unforgiven, Romeo + Juliet, Jumanji, First Blood, Rambo First Blood Part 2, X-Men 2, Night At The Museum, Percy Jackson & The Olympians The Lightning Thief, The Chronicles Of Riddick, Romeo Must Die, Roxanne (Sources: IMDB Bio) (Learn more here and here)
  31. Roger E. Young - (IMDB Resume) ( (
    1. Roland Young - (Actors Branch) (Oscar Nominee) (1948 Membership List)
  32. Sean Young - (Actors Branch)  Blade Runner, Ace Ventura Pet Detective, No Way Out, Stripes(RumorFix 2/27/12) (HollywoodReporter 4/1/2016)
    1. Victor Young - (Music Branch) (Oscar Winner) (1948 Membership List) (more info)
    2. Waldemar Young - (Writers Branch) (Oscar Nominee) (Academy Governor) (1927 Membership List p. 11) (1930 Academy Publication p. 1) (1930 Academy Publication p. 13)
    3. Paul W. Youngblood - (Designers Branch - Art Director) (1948 Membership List)
    4. A. P. Younger - (Writers Branch) (1927 Membership List p. 11) (1930 Academy Publication p. 13)
    5. Joseph C. Youngerman - (Executives Branch) (For Your Information Vol 2 No 4-5 April/May 1946 p. 4) (1948 Membership List)
  33. Jessica Yu - (Documentary Branch) (Oscar Winner) Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien, Protagonist, In the Realms of the Unreal, The Living Museum ( 6/22/10) (Visiting Artist Page Archived 8/1/2015) (LATimes 3/15/2016) (Variety 3/15/2016) (Deadline 3/15/2016) (TheWrap 3/15/2016) (HollywoodReporter 3/15/2016)
  34. Jennifer Yuh Nelson - (Short Films and Feature Animation Branch) (Oscar Nominee) (Academy Governor) Kung Fu Panda 2, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, Kung Fu Panda 3, Dark City, Spawn (June 29, 2012 Academy Invitation List) ( 2/23/2016) ( 3/15/2016) (Deadline 3/15/2016) (TheWrap 3/15/2016) (IndieWire 3/16/2016) (NYTimes 3/16/2016)
    1. Matthew J. Yuricich - (Visual Effects Branch) (Originally Designers Branch) (Oscar Nominee) (Special Achievement Award Winner) (January 1964 Academy Report p. 4) (Academy Report Vol. 25, Summer 2012 p. 47) (Academy Memorial Page 1/27/2013)
  35. Richard Yuricich - (Visual Effects Branch) (Oscar Nominee) Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Blade Runner, Star Trek The Motion Picture, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, Mission Impossible II, Resident Evil

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