Friday, June 8, 2012

The Academy Members Project Z

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.

Academy Members Z
Updated 7/20/2017

  1. Edwin F. Zabel - (Administrators Branch, Likely Transferred to Executives Branch in 1970) (1/1/1964 Membership List in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers File 260.f-2729 and Academy’s William Wyler Papers File 42.f-562) (1/1/1968 Membership List in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers Files 260.f-2730 and Academy’s Alfred Hitchcock Papers File 111.f-1328) (Learn more here)
  1. Mauricio Zacharias - (Writers Branch) Little Men, Love Is Strange, Keep The Lights On (June 28, 2017 Academy Invitation List, and original App and PDF forms) (Learn more here)
  2. Ted Zachary - (Executives Branch or At Large Member?) (Legacy Gallery Plaques 1993-1998) (Learn more here and here)
  3. Craig Zadan - (Producers Branch) Chicago, Hairspray, Footloose, The Bucket List (Deadline 6/28/2013) (AdWeek.com 11/17/2014)
    1. Eugene Zador - (Music Branch) (8/4/1945 Music Branch Roster from “AMPAS Motion Picture Academy Night with the Hollywood Bowl Symphony” Program in Academy’s Clifford McCarty Collection File 4.f-[1]) (8/17/1946 Music Branch Roster from “AMPAS Motion Picture Academy Night with the Hollywood Bowl Symphony” Program in Academy’s Clifford McCarty Collection File 4.f-[1]) (1948 Membership List) (1/1/1964 Membership List in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers File 260.f-2729 and Academy’s William Wyler Papers File 42.f-562) (1/1/1968 Membership List in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers Files 260.f-2730 and Academy’s Alfred Hitchcock Papers File 111.f-1328) (1/1/1969 Membership List in  in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers Files 260.f-2732 and Academy’s Alfred Hitchcock Papers File 111.f-1328)
    2. Saul Zaentz - (Producers Branch) (Oscar Winner) (Thalberg Award recipient) (Former Academy Governor) Amadeus, The English Patient, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Undated Membership List in Paul Kohner Agency Records file 175.f-1740) (APNews 8/9/88) (Academy Reporter Vol 1 No 3, August 1989 p. 1) (Academy Report Vol 2 No 1, Feb 1990 p. 2) (1993 Subcommittee on Short Films in Academy’s Saul Bass Papers File 44.f-896) (Legacy Gallery Plaques 1993-1998) (Academy Press Releases 1997 p. 20-21) (Academy Press Releases 1997 p. 120) (5/21/1999 Academy Governors in Guggenheim Production Records, File .f-8042) (1999 Letter supporting keeping Documentary Shorts as an Oscar category in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers, File 261.f-2745) (Academy Memorial Page 2/21/14) (Academy Museum Donor List 11/2/2014)
  4. Nasir Zaidi - (At Large Member?) (Scientific And Technical Award Winner) (Source: Daughter’s Twitter 3/4/2014) Daughter’s Twitter 4/17/2016) (Learn more here)
  5. Steven Zaillian - (Writers Branch) (Oscar Winner) Schindler's List, Gangs of New York, Awakenings, Moneyball, American Gangster, Black Hawk Down, Mission: Impossible, Clear and Present Danger (Legacy Gallery Plaques 1993-1998) (Oscars.org 6/22/10)
  6. Stuart Zakim - (Public Relations Branch) Columbia Pictures, Universal Pictures, Vice President Of Corporate Public Relations At Showtime Networks (PublicityClubNewYork) (IPRA.org) (LinkedIn.com) (CinemaFlixDistribution.com) (Facebook PR Group 4/10/2016) (Screen Capture of Facebook PR Group 4/10/2016) (Facebook Bio) (HollywoodReporter.com 3/2/2017)
  7. Donna Zakowska - (Costume Designers Branch) Kate & Leopold, The Iceman, Forces Of Nature, Fading Gigolo, Bunraku, Original Sin, One True Thing, Harriet The Spy, Crimes & Misdemeanors, Romance & Cigarettes (Academy Report Vol. 23 1st Quarter 2010 p.27) (NYC New Members Reception 10/5/2015) (Learn more here)
  8. Łukasz Żal - (Cinematographers Branch) (Oscar Nominee) Ida, Joanna (June 26, 2015 Academy Invitation List) (Learn more here, here and here)
  9. Shane Zalvin - (Short Films And Feature Animation Branch) Space Jam, Four Rooms, Spirit Stallion Of The Cimarron (June 2004 Academy Invitation List) (Resume)
  10. Haris Zambarloukos - (Cinematographers Branch) Cinderella, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (June 29, 2016 Academy Invitation List) (Learn more here, here and here)
  11. Martin Zandvliet - (Invited to both Directors Branch and Writers Branch, Uncertain which one he chose) (Director of an Oscar Nominated Foreign Language Film) Land of Mine, A Funny Man, Applause, The Outsider (June 28, 2017 Academy Invitation List, and original App and PDF forms) (Learn more here and here)
  12. Debra Zane - (Casting Directors Branch) American Beauty, Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, The Hunger Games  (VisualHollywood) (MorningTheMovie)
  13. Eugenio Zanetti - (Production Designer) (Oscar Winner) Restoration, What Dreams May Come, Last Action Hero, Soapdish, Flatliners, There Be Dragons, The Haunting (Academy Press Releases 2000 p. 154) (Lavoz.com.ar 6/28/2017) (CBA24n.com.ar 7/2/2017) (Lacosacine.com 7/2/2017) (Learn more here and here)
    1. Darryl F. Zanuck (Darryl Francis Zanuck) - (Originally Producers Branch, Listed as Combined Producers & Executives Branch in some eras, Recommended for transfer to Executives Branch in 1970) (Oscar Nominee) (Irving G. Thalberg Award Winner) (Academy Governor) (1927 Membership List p. 10) (1928 Membership List p. 80) (1930 Academy Publication p. 13) (May 14, 1931 Membership List and image) (1948 Membership List) (1/1/1964 Membership List in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers File 260.f-2729 and Academy’s William Wyler Papers File 42.f-562) (1/1/1968 Membership List in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers Files 260.f-2730 and Academy’s Alfred Hitchcock Papers File 111.f-1328) (1/1/1969 Membership List in  in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers Files 260.f-2732 and Academy’s Alfred Hitchcock Papers File 111.f-1328) (2/19/1970 Membership Transfers in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers File 261.f-2736) (Academy Bulletin No 15 Spring 1977 p 2 & 7)
  14. Lili Fini Zanuck - (Producers Branch) (Oscar Winner) Driving Miss Daisy, Rush, Cocoon, Reign Of Fire (Legacy Gallery Plaques 1989-1992) (Academy Press Releases 1999 p. 210-212) (Learn more here)
    1. Richard D. Zanuck - (Originally Producers Branch, Recommended for transfer to Executives Branch in 1970, Listed in Producers Branch again by circa 1980) (Oscar Winner) (Thalberg Award Recipient) (Academy Governor) (July 1959 Academy Report p. 4) (1/1/1964 Membership List in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers File 260.f-2729 and Academy’s William Wyler Papers File 42.f-562) (1/1/1968 Membership List in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers Files 260.f-2730 and Academy’s Alfred Hitchcock Papers File 111.f-1328) (1/1/1969 Membership List in  in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers Files 260.f-2732 and Academy’s Alfred Hitchcock Papers File 111.f-1328) (2/19/1970 Membership Transfers in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers File 261.f-2736) (Academy Report Vol 13 No 1, January 1971 p. 4) (5/11/1977 Fiftieth Anniversary Committee in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers, File 262.f-2746) (Undated Membership List in Paul Kohner Agency Records file 175.f-1740) (Annual Report 1983-1984 p. 13) (7/16/1986 Board Of Governors Roster in Academy’s Gene Allen Papers File 13.f-267) (1987-1988 Board Of Governors Roster in Academy’s Gene Allen Papers File 13.f-267) (1987-1988 Producers Branch Executive Cmte in Academy’s Gene Allen Papers File 13.f-267) (1987-1988 Finance Committee in Academy’s Gene Allen Papers File 13.f-267) (Academy Reporter Vol 1 No 3, August 1989 p. 1) (Academy Press Releases 1991 p. 25) (Academy Press Releases 1991 p. 39-40) (Legacy Gallery Plaques 1989-1992) (7/29/1993 Appeal Letter and Members’ Legacy Gallery Brochure in UCLA’s Nancy Malone Papers, PASC 254, Box 51, Folder 8) (Academy Press Releases 1995 p. 145) (5/21/1999 Academy Governors in Guggenheim Production Records, File .f-8042) (Academy Report Vol. 25, Summer 2012 p. 47) (Academy Memorial Page 1/27/2013)
  15. Tamás Zányi - (Sound Branch) Son of Saul, Delta (June 29, 2016 Academy Invitation List) (Learn more here and here)
  16. Joy Zapata (aka Joy A. Zapata-Chavez) - (Makeup Artists And Hairstylists Branch) The Departed, Rain Man, Legally Blonde, Independence Day, Transformers, Anchorman The Legend Of Ron Burgundy, The Fast And The Furious, Star Trek Nemesis, About Schmidt, Mars Attacks!, Blade, Galaxy Quest, Apollo 13, Star Trek Generations (Sources: Orlando-agency.com Resume) (Resume 2016) (Learn more here and here)
  17. Habib Zargarpour - (Visual Effects Branch) (Oscar Nominee) The Perfect Storm, Twister, The Bourne Identity, Mask, Signs, Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace, Star Trek Generations, Star Trek First Contact (Vesage, Author Bios) (Wikipedia) (Twitter 1/9/2016)
  18. Marcelo Zarvos - (Music Branch) Rock the Kasbah, The Beaver (June 29, 2016 Academy Invitation List) (Facebook 6/29/2016) (Facebook comment 6/29/2016) (Learn more here, here and here)
  19. Alan Zaslove - (Short Films And Feature Animation Branch, Originally Short Subjects Branch and then Short Films Branch) (December 1961 Academy Report, p. 2) (1/1/1964 Membership List in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers File 260.f-2729 and Academy’s William Wyler Papers File 42.f-562) (1/1/1968 Membership List in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers Files 260.f-2730 and Academy’s Alfred Hitchcock Papers File 111.f-1328) (1/1/1969 Membership List in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers Files 260.f-2732 and Academy’s Alfred Hitchcock Papers File 111.f-1328) (Undated Membership List in Paul Kohner Agency Records file 175.f-1740)
    1. Paul D. N. Zastupnevich - (Art Directors Branch - Costume Designer) (Oscar Nominee) (August 1960 Academy Report p. 2) (1/1/1964 Membership List in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers File 260.f-2729 and Academy’s William Wyler Papers File 42.f-562) (1/1/1968 Membership List in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers Files 260.f-2730 and Academy’s Alfred Hitchcock Papers File 111.f-1328) (1/1/1969 Membership List in  in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers Files 260.f-2732 and Academy’s Alfred Hitchcock Papers File 111.f-1328) (1/23/1969 Art Directors Branch Roster in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers Files 260.f-2731) (Academy Report Vol 13 No 1, January 1971 p. 7) (Undated Membership List in Paul Kohner Agency Records file 175.f-1740) (4/29/1981 Art Directors Roster in Academy’s Ruth Morley Papers File 9-f.1) (1987-1988 Costume Design Award Rules Cmte in Academy’s Gene Allen Papers File 13.f-267) (Legacy Gallery Plaques 1993-1998) (Learn more here and here)
  20. Warren Zavala - (Associate Member - Non-Voting) Talent Agent at WMA, Formerly with CAA and Gersh (June 29, 2016 Academy Invitation List) (Learn more here, here and here)
  21. Kristi Zea - (Designers Branch OR Producers Branch?) (Oscar Nominee) As Good As It Gets, Revolutionary Road, Silence Of The Lambs, The Departed, Goodfellas, Philadelphia, Beloved, Wall Street Money Never Sleeps, Lorenzo’s Oil, Silverado, Terms Of Endearment, Broadcast News, Tower Heist, Black Nativity (Learn more here and here)
    1. Bernard Zeeman - (Administrators Branch, Uncertain which branch he transferred to in 1970) Vice-President and Treasurer at Columbia Pictures (1/1/1964 Membership List in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers File 260.f-2729 and Academy’s William Wyler Papers File 42.f-562) (1/1/1968 Membership List in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers Files 260.f-2730 and Academy’s Alfred Hitchcock Papers File 111.f-1328) (1/1/1969 Membership List in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers Files 260.f-2732 and Academy’s Alfred Hitchcock Papers File 111.f-1328)
  22. Franco Zeffirelli - (Directors Branch) (Oscar Nominee) Romeo And Juliet, The Taming Of The Shrew, Jesus Of Nazareth, Brother Sun Sister Moon (Directors Branch Invitees 6/1969 to 12/1972 in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers, File 260.f-2676) (Circa 1978 Directors Branch Roster in Academy’s Richard Fleischer Papers File 9.f-2) (Undated Membership List in Paul Kohner Agency Records file 175.f-1740) (Academy Press Releases 1981 p. 58) (Learn more here and here)
  23. Rolf Zehetbauer - (Designers Branch, Originally Art Directors Branch) (Oscar Winner) Cabaret, Das Boot, The NeverEnding Story, Querelle (Fall 1974 Academy Bulletin p. 6) (Undated Membership List in Paul Kohner Agency Records file 175.f-1740) (4/29/1981 Art Directors Roster in Academy’s Ruth Morley Papers File 9-f.1)
    1. B.F. “Bennie” Zeidman - (Producers Branch) (1928 Membership List p. 80) (1930 Academy Publication p. 13) (May 14, 1931 Membership List and image)
    2. Eric Zeisl - (Music Branch) (8/4/1945 Music Branch Roster from “AMPAS Motion Picture Academy Night with the Hollywood Bowl Symphony” Program in Academy’s Clifford McCarty Collection File 4.f-[1]) (8/17/1946 Music Branch Roster from “AMPAS Motion Picture Academy Night with the Hollywood Bowl Symphony” Program in Academy’s Clifford McCarty Collection File 4.f-[1]) (1948 Membership List)
  24. Benh Zeitlin - (Directors Branch) (Oscar Nominee) Beasts of the Southern Wild, Glory at Sea (June 28, 2013 Academy Invitation List)
    1. Jimmy Zelinger - (At Large Member - Title Designer) (Academy Memorial Page Archived 11/1/2014)
  25. Les Zellan - (Associate Member - Non-Voting) (Academy Award Of Merit Winner) Chairman of Cooke Optics (June 28, 2013 Academy Invitation List) (talamas.com 10/15/2013) (AllEvents 6/8/2016) (Etrigg.com 6/8/2016)
  26. Renee Zellweger - (Actors Branch) (Oscar Winner) Cold Mountain, Chicago, Bridget Jones’s Diary (Academy Press Releases 2001 p. 76) (Sci-Tech Awards)
  27. Mel Zelniker - (Sound Branch) The Evil Dead, Raising Arizona, Blood Simple, King Of New York, 3-2-1 Contact, EdTV (Source: Facebook 4/22/2014 - 3rd comment down) (Facebook 6/29/2016)
  28. Robert Zemeckis - (Directors Branch OR Writers Branch?) (Oscar Winner) Forrest Gump, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Back To The Future 1 2 & 3, The Walk (Academy Press Releases 1992 p. 106) (Academy Press Releases 1996 p. 64-65) (Legacy Gallery Plaques 1993-1998)
  29. Marina Zenovich - (Documentary Branch) Water & Power: A California Heist, Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (June 28, 2017 Academy Invitation List, and original App and PDF forms) (Twitter 6/28/2017) (Facebook comment 6/28/2017) (Facebook “Liked” a post about invite 6/28/2017) (Facebook “Liked” a post about invite 6/28/2017 B) (Learn more here)
  30. Anthony Zerbe - (Actors Branch) (WSJ.com 2/28/2014) (Also this article in conjunction with this one)
  31. Catherine Zeta-Jones - (Actors Branch) (Oscar Winner) Chicago (Academy Press Releases 2001 p. 52) (Metro.co.uk 2/4/2015)
  32. Ziyi Zhang - (Actors Branch) Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, House Of Flying Dragons (June 2005 Academy Invitation List) (Wikipedia) (ZhangZiwiWeb.com) (DailyChili.com 6/2/2012)
  33. Zhao Fei - (Cinematographers Branch) The Sun Also Rises, The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (June 29, 2016 Academy Invitation List) (Learn more here and here)
  34. Zhao Xiaoding - (Cinematographers Branch) (Oscar Nominee) House of Flying Daggers, The Flowers of War (June 28, 2017 Academy Invitation List, and original App and PDF forms) (Learn more here and here)
  35. Raymond Zibach - (Short Films And Feature Animation Branch) Kung Fu Panda 3, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (June 29, 2016 Academy Invitation List) (Learn more here, here and here)
  36. Jerzy Zielinski - (Cinematographers Branch) (June 2005 Academy Invitation List) (Resume)
  37. Amy Ziering - (Documentary Branch) (Oscar Nominee) The Invisible War, Derrida, Outrage, The Memory Thief, Taylor’s Campaign (June 28, 2013 Academy Invitation List) (Deadline 12/8/2015) (HollywoodReporter 8/18/2016)
  38. Jerry Ziesmer - (At Large Member) (84th Foreign Language Executive Committee) (Undated Membership List in Guggenheim Production Records, File .f-8046 - May have been reclassified as confidential since my viewing on 2/2/2017) (4/18/2006 Foreign Language Executive Cmte in Academy’s Gene Allen Papers File 13.f-267) (83rd Foreign Language Committee) (Oscar.go.com 5/18/12)
  39. Walter Zifkin - (Associate Member - Non-Voting) Talent Agent (Undated Membership List in Paul Kohner Agency Records file 175.f-1740) (Legacy Gallery Plaques 1993-1998) (TheEnvelope archived 12/28/2012)
  40. Aaron Lael Zigman - (Music Branch) Peeples, Sex and the City, The Notebook, John Q, Bridge To Terebithia, Escape From Planet Earth, The Proposal, Madea’s Witness Protection, For Colored Girls, Akeelah And The Bee (June 28, 2013 Academy Invitation List)
    1. Jerry Zigmond - (Public Relations Branch??) (48th Academy Award Program p. 16)
  41. Dick Ziker - (At Large Member - Stunt Coordinator) (Legacy Gallery Plaques 1993-1998) (Learn more here and here)
  42. Robert L. Zilliox - (Designers Branch - Set Decorator) (Legacy Gallery Plaques 1993-1998) (Learn more here)
    1. Efrem Zimbalist Jr. - (Actors Branch, May have left the Academy prior to his death) (1/1/1964 Membership List in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers File 260.f-2729 and Academy’s William Wyler Papers File 42.f-562) (1/1/1968 Membership List in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers Files 260.f-2730 and Academy’s Alfred Hitchcock Papers File 111.f-1328) (1/1/1969 Membership List in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers Files 260.f-2732 and Academy’s Alfred Hitchcock Papers File 111.f-1328) (4/10/1970 Actors Branch Roster in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers Files 260.f-2735 and 260.f-2736) (5/20/1975 Actors Branch Roster in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers, File 254.f-2664) (Undated Membership List in Paul Kohner Agency Records file 175.f-1740) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial page) (Learn more here and here)
    2. Sam Zimbalist - (Producers Branch) (Oscar Winner) (1948 Membership List)
  43. Jonathan A. Zimbert - (Executives Branch) (84th Foreign Language Executive Committee) (4/18/2006 Foreign Language Executive Cmte in Academy’s Gene Allen Papers File 13.f-267) (83rd Foreign Language Committee) (Oscar.go.com 5/18/12)
    1. Richard Zimbert - (Executives Branch) (Undated Membership List in Paul Kohner Agency Records file 175.f-1740) (1987-1988 Executives Branch Executive Cmte in Academy’s Gene Allen Papers File 13.f-267) (Academy Report Vol. 22 3rd/4thQ 2009, p. 31) (Academy Memorial Page 4/8/2010)
  44. Hans Zimmer - (Music Branch) (Oscar Winner) The Lion King, Interstellar, 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, Twelve Years A Slave (TheWrap 1/7/2011) (Germaine Franco.com 7/3/2016)
  45. Dan Zimmerman - (Film Editors Branch) The Dark Tower, The Maze Runner (June 28, 2017 Academy Invitation List, and original App and PDF forms) (Learn more here and here)
    1. Don Zimmerman - (Executives Branch) (Undated Membership List in Paul Kohner Agency Records file 175.f-1740)
  46. Don Zimmerman - (Film Editors Branch) (Oscar Nominee) Coming Home, The Prince Of Tides, Night At The Museum, Men In Black 3, Heaven Can Wait, Rocky 3 & 4, Staying Alive, Ace Ventura Pet Detective, The Nutty Professor, A Walk In The Clouds, Liar Liar, Patch Adams, Galaxy Quest, Dragonfly, Dr. Seuss’ The Cat In The Hat, Flight Of The Phoenix, Jumper (Learn more here and here)
  47. Gil Zimmerman - (Short Films And Feature Animation Branch) How to Train Your Dragon 2, Puss in Boots (June 28, 2017 Academy Invitation List, and original App and PDF forms) (Learn more here)
    1. T. John Zinn - (Producers Branch) (1948 Membership List)
    2. Fred Zinnemann (one source spells it Zinneman) - (Directors Branch) (Oscar Winner) (Academy Governor) (Academy’s Fred Zinnemann Papers, File 144-f.1953 includes a membership invitation dated 10/25/1945, a second membership certificate circa 1973-1977, and AMPAS cards from 1975 & 1987) (1948 Membership List) (1/1/1964 Membership List in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers File 260.f-2729 and Academy’s William Wyler Papers File 42.f-562) (1/1/1968 Membership List in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers Files 260.f-2730 and Academy’s Alfred Hitchcock Papers File 111.f-1328) (1/1/1969 Membership List in  in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers Files 260.f-2732 and Academy’s Alfred Hitchcock Papers File 111.f-1328) (3/6/1978 Directors Branch Nominating Cmte in Academy’s Richard Fleischer Papers File 9.f-2) (Circa 1978 Directors Branch Roster in Academy’s Richard Fleischer Papers File 9.f-2) (Undated Membership List in Paul Kohner Agency Records file 175.f-1740) (LATimes.com 3/25/1985 p. 2) (5/7/1985 Directors Branch Nominating Cmte in Academy’s Richard Fleischer Papers File 9.f-2) (NYTimes 3/25/1986) (Academy Press Releases 1986 p. 1-3) (Academy’s Fred Zinnemann Papers, File 161-f.2186 contains his AMPAS card from 1997) (Legacy Gallery Plaques 1993-1998)
    3. Patricia Zipprodt - (Art Directors Branch - Costume Designer) (Art Directors Branch Invitees 6/1969 to 12/1972 in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers, File 260.f-2676) (Undated Membership List in Paul Kohner Agency Records file 175.f-1740) (4/29/1981 Art Directors Roster in Academy’s Ruth Morley Papers File 9-f.1) (Learn more here and here)
  48. Donald J. Zirpola - (LMU.edu)
  49. Carl Zittrer - (Music Branch) A Christmas Story, Porky’s 1 & 2, Dead Of Night, Black Christmas, Murder By Decree, Moonstruck, Breaking All The Rules, New Jack City, Selena (12/1/2016 Comment on Deadline.com 11/29/2016) (Learn more here)
  50. Victor J. Zolfo - (Designers Branch - Set Decorator) (Oscar Winner) The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, The Social Network, The Avengers, The Day After Tomorrow, Zodiac, Mr & Mrs Smith, Daredevil (June 2006 Academy Invitation List) (IMDB.com)
  51. Mary Zophres - (Costume Designers Branch) (Oscar Nominee) La La Land, 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 (AwardsDaily 1/24/2013)
  52. Marilyn Zornado - (Short Films And Feature Animation Branch) Old-Time Film, Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase (June 28, 2017 Academy Invitation List, and original App and PDF forms) (Learn more here, here and here)
    1. Gerald B. Zornow - (Associate Member) President of Eastman Kodak (1/1/1968 Membership List in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers Files 260.f-2730 and Academy’s Alfred Hitchcock Papers File 111.f-1328) (1/1/1969 Membership List in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers Files 260.f-2732 and Academy’s Alfred Hitchcock Papers File 111.f-1328) (April 1970 Associate Member Roster in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers File 260.f-2733) (Learn more here)
    2. Vilmos Zsigmond - (Cinematographers Branch) (Oscar Winner) (Former Academy Governor) Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, The Deer Hunter, The River, The Black Dahlia, The Ghost And The Darkness, Deliverance, Maverick (Undated Membership List in Paul Kohner Agency Records file 175.f-1740) (Academy Press Releases 1987 p. 83) (Academy Press Releases 1999 p. 213) (1999 Letter supporting keeping Documentary Shorts as an Oscar category in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers, File 261.f-2745) (ChristianScienceMonitor 2/27/2004) (Academy Report Vol. 19, 3rd/4th Q 2007 p. 4) (ScreenDaily 7/11/2007) (TheHollywoodReporter 7/11/2007) (Academy Memorial Page Archived 6/26/2016) (IMDB Bio)
  53. Lucia Zucchetti - (Film Editors Branch) Their Finest, The Queen (June 28, 2017 Academy Invitation List, and original App and PDF forms) (Learn more here, here, here and here)
    1. George Zucco - (Actors Branch) (1948 Membership List)
  54. David Zucker - (Branch Uncertain - Writers Branch? Directors Branch? Or Producers Branch?) Airplane!, Top Secret!, The Naked Gun series, Scary Movie 3 5 & 5, Phone Booth (10/23/1992 Letter supporting “Deadly Deception” and “Our Environment” which PBS refused to broadcast in Academy’s Saul Bass Papers File 44.f-896) (Note: MovieCityNews 2/1/2016 confirms that at least one of the writers for Airplane! and The Naked Gun and is a member of the Writers Branch, but doesn’t tell us if all are) (Learn more here)
  55. Jerry Zucker - (Writers Branch) Ghost, Airplane, The Naked Gun, The Naked Gun 2 ½ (LA Times 3/29/92) (MovieCityNews 2/1/2016)
    1. Bill Zuckert - (Actors Branch) (Undated Membership List in Guggenheim Production Records, File .f-8046 - May have been reclassified as confidential since my viewing on 2/2/2017) (Learn more here and here)
    2. Adolph Zukor - (Listed in Producers Branch in 1930-1931, and as an At Large Member in 1948, Transferred to Administrators Branch by 1964, Uncertain which branch he transferred to in 1970) (1930 Academy Publication p. 13) (May 14, 1931 Membership List and image) (1948 Membership List) (1/1/1964 Membership List in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers File 260.f-2729 and Academy’s William Wyler Papers File 42.f-562) (1/1/1968 Membership List in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers Files 260.f-2730 and Academy’s Alfred Hitchcock Papers File 111.f-1328) (1/1/1969 Membership List in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers Files 260.f-2732 and Academy’s Alfred Hitchcock Papers File 111.f-1328) (Academy’s Adolph Zukor Correspondence, File 2-f.23 contains a letter dated 5/20/1970 from Gregory Peck regarding Life Membership) (Learn more here and here)
    3. Eugene J. Zukor - (Originally Producers Branch, Transferred to At Large Member in 1970) Executive Head of New Talent at MGM (For Your Information Vol 2 No 2-3 February/March 1946 p. 7) (1948 Membership List) (1/1/1964 Membership List in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers File 260.f-2729 and Academy’s William Wyler Papers File 42.f-562) (1/1/1968 Membership List in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers Files 260.f-2730 and Academy’s Alfred Hitchcock Papers File 111.f-1328) (1/1/1969 Membership List in  in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers Files 260.f-2732 and Academy’s Alfred Hitchcock Papers File 111.f-1328) (2/19/1970 Membership Transfers in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers File 261.f-2736) (April 1970 Members At Large Roster in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers File 260.f-2733) (Undated Membership List in Paul Kohner Agency Records file 175.f-1740)
  56. Eric Zumbrunnen - (Film Editors Branch) Her, Adaptation (June 28, 2017 Academy Invitation List, and original App and PDF forms) (Learn more here and here)
  57. Kenneth “Ken” Zunder - (Cinematographers Branch) Bending the Rules, That's What I Am (June 28, 2013 Academy Invitation List) (Emmys.com)
  58. Daphne Zuniga - (Actors Branch) Staying Together, Spaceballs (June 29, 2016 Academy Invitation List) (Twitter 6/30/2016) (Learn more here, here and here)
  59. Dean Zupancic - (Sound Branch) (Oscar Nominee) 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 (Who Is The Academy Page 3/20/12) (AwardsDaily 1/24/2013)
  60. Louis “Lou” Zutavern - (Visual Effects Branch) The Dictator, Elf (June 28, 2017 Academy Invitation List, and original App and PDF forms) (Learn more here)
  61. Andrey Zvyagintsev - (Directors Branch OR Writers Branch) (Oscar Nominee) Leviathan, Elena (Note that he was invited to BOTH the writers and directors branches) (June 26, 2015 Academy Invitation List) (Learn more here and here)
    1. Charlotte Zwerin - (Documentary Branch, May have left the Academy prior to her death) (5/4/2001 Documentary Awards Executive Committee Meeting in Guggenheim Production Records, File .f-8044 - May have been reclassified as confidential since my viewing on 2/2/2017 -- Note: This document shows that her membership was to be considered at the next meeting -- which may have possibly been later in 2001 or 2002.) (Documentary Branch Roster 6/27/2002 found in Academy’s Guggenheim Production Records, File .f-8045 - May have been reclassified as confidential since my viewing on 2/2/2017) (Did not appear on Academy’s Memorial page) (Learn more here and here)
  62. Susan Zwerman - (At Large Member) Visual Effects Producer (June 29, 2016 Academy Invitation List) (Facebook “Liked” a post she was tagged in 7/5/2016) (Learn more here and here)
  63. Edward Zwick - (Directors Branch) (Oscar Winner) (Former Academy Governor) Shakespeare In Love, Traffic, Glory, Legends Of The Fall, Love And Other Drugs, Defiance, The Last Samurai (1999 Letter supporting keeping Documentary Shorts as an Oscar category in Academy’s Gregory Peck Papers, File 261.f-2745) (2011-2012 Board Of Governors Roster) (Academy 2010-2011 Annual Report) (TheHollywoodReporter 7/9/2014) (Deadline 6/30/2016) (GoldDerby.com 7/18/2016) (HollywoodReporter.com 5/12/2017)
  64. Joel Zwick - (Directors Branch) My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Second Sight, Fat Albert, Elvis Has Left The Building, TV’s Full House, TV’s Perfect Strangers, TV’s Family Matters, TV’s Webster (June 2005 Academy Invitation List) (Twitter 1/22/2016) (Learn more here and here)
  65. Terry Zwigoff - (Writers Branch) (Oscar Nominee) Ghost World


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3 comments:

  1. I remember seeing Ziyi Zhang confirm her membership on her Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, when she gave predictions on this year's Oscars. Of course she didn't disclose her votes...

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    1. Thanks A Recollector! I wasn't able to find a copy of the exact Weibo tweet (do they call them tweets?), but I did find a bio page that talks about it, so I've moved her to bold confirmed category.

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  2. Rest In Peace Richard Zanuck - Producers Branch, Oscar Winner, Thalberg Award Recipient

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