Saturday, February 27, 2016

Reminder: Check Your News Outlets For “Local Oscar Voter” Stories

Just a friendly reminder to all of our friends and readers of The Academy Members Project. Be sure to check out your local newspapers and tv channels this weekend. They often have human interest pieces about “Local Oscar Voters”.

These stories are often the hardest for those of us that live in a different town to find. They don’t always show up on google searches, or get lost amid the barrage of Oscar news that is published this weekend.

So if you see one, please pass it on to us in the comments below, or by emailing us at We’ll be really grateful!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Which Of Sunday's Oscar Presenters Are Members Of The Academy -- And Which Are NOT!

This Sunday, the Oscars are going to bring out a wide range of diverse presenters and performers to help compensate for the all-white lineup of their acting nominees.

Since The Academy Members Project is the largest public list of Oscar Voters -- and of NON-Voters -- that you’ll find on the web, we thought we’d take a look at the roster to find out which of these presenters are members of Academy and which are not.

(Note that we’ve also done a similar analysis for this year’s nominees).

What we found is that over a third of the announced presenters and performers are NOT Academy members yet. Which begs the question: If the Academy is supposed to represent the best artists in the industry, why do they have to go outside their ranks so often for the telecast?

  • Chris Rock (HOST) - VOTING MEMBER! (source).
  • J.J. Abrams - VOTING MEMBER! (source).
  • Patricia Arquette - VOTING MEMBER! (source).
  • Abraham Attah - NOT A MEMBER (source).
  • Sacha Baron Cohen - VOTING MEMBER! (source).
  • Cate Blanchett - VOTING MEMBER! (source).
  • Emily Blunt - VOTING MEMBER! (source).
  • Louis C.K. - UNCERTAIN (source).
  • Steve Carell - VOTING MEMBER! (source).
  • Henry Cavill - NOT A MEMBER (source).
  • Priyanka Chopra - NOT A MEMBER (source).
  • Common - VOTING MEMBER! (source).
  • Russell Crowe - VOTING MEMBER! (source).
  • Benicio del Toro - VOTING MEMBER! (source).
  • Chris Evans - NOT A MEMBER (source).
  • Tina Fey - NOT A MEMBER (source).
  • Morgan Freeman - VOTING MEMBER! (source).
  • Lady Gaga - NOT A MEMBER (source).
  • Jennifer Garner - VOTING MEMBER! (source).
  • Whoopi Goldberg - VOTING MEMBER! (source).
  • Ryan Gosling - VOTING MEMBER! (source).
  • Louis Gossett, Jr. - VOTING MEMBER! (source).
  • Dave Grohl - NOT A MEMBER (source).
  • Kevin Hart - VOTING MEMBER! (source).
  • Quincy Jones - VOTING MEMBER! (source).
  • Michael B. Jordan - NOT A MEMBER (source).
  • Byung-hun Lee - NOT A MEMBER (source).
  • John Legend - VOTING MEMBER! (source).
  • Jared Leto - VOTING MEMBER! (source).
  • Rachel McAdams - NOT A MEMBER (source).
  • Julianne Moore - VOTING MEMBER! (source).
  • Olivia Munn - NOT A MEMBER (source).
  • Dev Patel - VOTING MEMBER! (source).
  • Eddie Redmayne - VOTING MEMBER! (source).
  • Daisy Ridley - NOT A MEMBER (source).
  • Margot Robbie - NOT A MEMBER (source).
  • Jason Segel - VOTING MEMBER! (source).
  • Andy Serkis - VOTING MEMBER! (source).
  • Sarah Silverman - UNCERTAIN (source).
  • J.K. Simmons - VOTING MEMBER! (source).
  • Sam Smith - NOT A MEMBER (source).
  • Charlize Theron - VOTING MEMBER! (source).
  • Jacob Tremblay - NOT A MEMBER (source).
  • Sofia Vergara - NOT A MEMBER (source).
  • Kerry Washington - VOTING MEMBER! (source).
  • The Weeknd - NOT A MEMBER (source).
  • Pharrell Williams - VOTING MEMBER! (source).
  • Reese Witherspoon - VOTING MEMBER! (source).

For more information about who is -- and is not -- a member of the academy, check out The Academy Members Project: The largest public list of Oscar Voters you’ll find on the web.