Pictured: Chicago may have been the first best picture winner in history to headline two actresses whose names begin with the letter Z. Catherine Zeta-Jones won best supporting actress for her work in the film, with Renee Zellweger taking home the supporting award the following year for Cold Mountain.
As a reminder, Bold font is for confirmed AMPAS members that we are able to document conclusively. Standard font is for confirmed invitees, most of whom presumably accept. Italic font is for those believed to be members, but whose status has not been verified. Read why we are so cautious HERE.
I will be adding more pictures, as well as credits, awards, and of course new names as the project proceeds. And don’t forget to send me recommendations of Oscar voters I may have missed!
- Craig Zadan - Chicago, Hairspray, Footloose, The Bucket List (Producers Branch)
- Saul Zaentz - Amadeus, The English Patient, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Producers Branch) (Oscar Winner) (Thalberg Award recipient) (Former Academy Governor) (APNews 8/9/88)
- Steven Zaillian - Schindler's List, Gangs of New York, Awakenings, Moneyball, American Gangster, Black Hawk Down, Mission: Impossible, Clear and Present Danger (Writers Branch) (Oscar Winner) (Oscars.org 6/22/10)
- Stuart Zakim - Columbia Pictures, Universal Pictures, Vice President Of Corporate Public Relations At Showtime Networks (Public Relations Branch) (PublicityClubNewYork) (IPRA.org)
- Shane Zalvin - Space Jam, Four Rooms, Spirit Stallion Of The Cimarron (Short Films And Feature Animation Branch) (June 2004 Academy Invitation List) (Resume)
- Debra Zane - American Beauty, Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, The Hunger Games (At Large Member - Casting Director) (VisualHollywood) (MorningTheMovie)
- Habib Zargarpour (Wikipedia)
- Teddy Zee - Pursuit Of Happyness, Hitch, Life Or Something Like It, Saving Face, Charlie’s Angels, Cable Guy, Indecent Proposal (Executives Branch or Producers Branch) (verizonapahm.com) (Montejade.org) (Wikipedia)
- Franco Zeffirelli - Romeo And Juliet, The Taming Of The Shrew, Jesus Of Nazareth, Brother Sun Sister Moon (Directors Branch or Producers Branch) (Oscar Nominee)
- Renee Zellweger - Cold Mountain, Chicago, Bridget Jones’s Diary (Actors Branch) (Oscar Winner) (Sci-Tech Awards)
- Robert Zemeckis - Forrest Gump, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Back To The Future 1 2 & 3 (Directors Branch OR Writers Branch?) (Oscar Winner)
- Catherine Zeta-Jones - Chicago (Actors Branch) (Oscar Winner)
- Ziyi Zhang - Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, House Of Flying Dragons (Actors Branch) (June 2005 Academy Invitation List) (Wikipedia) (ZhangZiwiWeb.com) (DailyChilli.com 6/2/12)
- Jerzy Zielinski (Cinematographers Branch) (June 2005 Academy Invitation List) (Resume)
- Jerry Ziesmer (At Large Member) (84th Foreign Language Executive Committee) (83rd Foreign Language Committee) (Oscar.go.com 5/18/12)
- Walter Zifkin - Agent (Associate Member - Non-Voting) (TheEnvelope)
- Jonathan Zimbert (Executives Branch) (84th Foreign Language Executive Committee) (83rd Foreign Language Committee) (Oscar.go.com 5/18/12)
- Hans Zimmer - The Lion King, Gladiator, Inception, The Thin Red Line, Sherlock Holmes, The Prince Of Egypt, As Good As It Gets, The PReacher’s Wife, Rain Man, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Rango, Frost/Nixon (Music Branch) (Oscar Winner) (TheWrap 1/7/2011)
- Donald J. Zirpola (LMU.edu)
- Victor J. Zolfo - The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, The Social Network, The Avengers, The Day After Tomorrow, Zodiac, Mr & Mrs Smith, Daredevil (Designers Branch - Set Decorator) (Oscar Winner) (June 2006 Academy Invitation List) (IMDB.com)
- Mary Zophres - True Grit, No Country for Old Men, The Big Lebowski, Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, Catch Me If You Can, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Fargo, Iron Man 2, Gangster Squad. Ghost World, Lions For Lambs, Kingpin, Dumb & Dumber, Natural Born Killers, Born on The Fourth Of July (Costume Designers Branch) (Oscar Nominee) (AwardsDaily 1/24/2013)
- Jerry Zucker - Ghost, Airplane, The Naked Gun, The Naked Gun 2 ½ (Writers Branch) (LA Times 3/29/92)
- Dean Zupancic - The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe, Pulp Fiction, Tangled, The Princess And The Frog, Gangster Squad, Rock Of Ages, Coach Carter, 10 Things I Hate About You, Mr. Holland’s Opus, (Sound Branch) (Oscar Nominee) (Who Is The Academy Page 3/20/12) (AwardsDaily 1/24/2013)
- Edward Zwick - Love And Other Drugs, Defiance (Directors Branch) (Academy Governor) (2011-2012 Board Of Governors Roster) (Academy 2010-2011 Annual Report)
- Joel Zwick (Directors Branch) (June 2005 Academy Invitation List)
- Terry Zwigoff - Ghost World (Writers Branch) (Oscar Nominee)
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Know of an Academy member that we have missed? Think we have included someone who shouldn’t be here? The Academy Members Project is a work in progress, and welcomes your input! Additions, suggestions, corrections and verifications may be submitted in the comments section, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.