Taylor Swift, Austin Butler, The Weeknd, Keke Palmer and More Invited to Join Oscars Film Academy

Nearly 400 notable names in movie and music industry have been sent invitations by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to become their newest members.

AceShowbizTaylor Swift, Austin Butler, and Ke Huy Quan join almost 400 people invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The organisation – which is behind the Oscars – have sent 398 invitations to those who have distinguished themselves with their contributions to motion pictures, with those offered membership including actors, musicians, directors, producers, publicists, make-up artists, production designers and cinematographers.

Everything Everywhere All at Once” directors The Daniels, and actress Stephanie Hsu from the film, as well as Kerry Condon, Selma Blair, Nicholas Hoult, Lashana Lynch, The Weeknd, Paul Mescal, Keke Palmer, and Bill Hader are other notable invitees.

The success of “RRR” has seen actors Ram Charan and N.T. Rama Rao Jr. offered Academy membership, as well as the film’s production designer Sabu Cyril and cinematographer K.K. Senthil Kumar, and composer and songwriters M.M. Keeravani and Chandrabose, who worked on the movie’s song “Naatu Naatu”.

Eight of this year’s invitees, including The Daniels, were invited by multiple branches of the Academy and must select one strand when accepting their membership.

Academy CEO Bill Kramer and Academy President Janet Yang said in a statement, “The Academy is proud to welcome these artists and professionals into our membership. They represent extraordinary global talent across cinematic disciplines and have made a vital impact on the arts and sciences of motion pictures and on movie fans worldwide.”

The organisation noted that if all 398 invitees – one more than was invited last year – accept their membership, the total members would be 10,817, with the number of voting members standing at 9,375.

Selected list of 2023 invitees:


  • Zar Amir-Ebrahimi
  • Sakura Ando
  • Selma Blair
  • Marsha Stephanie Blake
  • Austin Butler
  • Raul Castillo
  • Chang Chen
  • Ram Charan
  • Kerry Condon
  • Robert John Davi
  • Dolly De Leon
  • Martina Gedeck
  • Bill Hader
  • Nicholas Hoult
  • Stephanie Hsu
  • Tin Lok Koo
  • Vicky Krieps
  • Joanna Kulig
  • Lashana Lynch
  • A. Martinez
  • Noemie Merlant
  • Paul Mescal
  • Richard Mofe-Damijo
  • Keke Palmer
  • Park Hae-il
  • Ke Huy Quan
  • N.T. Rama Rao Jr.
  • Paul Reiser
  • Rosa Salazar


  • Colm Bairead
  • Abner Benaim
  • Edward Berger
  • Antonio Campos
  • Anthony Chen
  • Lukas Dhont
  • Andreas Dresen
  • Nils Gaup
  • Rashaad Ernesto Green
  • Ana Katz
  • Joseph Kosinski
  • Daniel Kwan
  • Francisco Lombardi
  • Carlos Lopez Estrada
  • Mounia Meddour
  • Santiago Mitre
  • C.J. “Fiery” Obasi
  • Mani Ratnam
  • Anita Rocha da Silveira
  • Hiner Saleem
  • Daniel Scheinert
  • Maria Schrader
  • Michael Showalter
  • Agnieszka Smoczynska
  • Chaitanya Tamhane


  • Jean Michel Bernard
  • Rafiq Bhatia
  • Alain Boublil
  • David Buckley
  • David Byrne
  • Dominick George Certo
  • Chandrabose
  • Ian Chang
  • Anne-Kathrin Elisabeth Dern
  • Anna Drubich
  • M.M. Keeravaani
  • Penka Kouneva
  • Ryan Lott
  • Zeltia Montes
  • Starr Parodi
  • Taylor Swift
  • Dara Taylor
  • Abel Makkonen Tesfaye aka The Weeknd

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