Cock-a-doodle doo. This Wednesday, June 28, the Oscar Academy unveiled the list of celebrities chosen to rise in its ranks. This year’s new promotion of 398 names includes big names from Hollywood, such as Austin Butler (“Elvis”), Ke Hui Quan (Oscar winner for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for “Everything Everything at Once”), Paul Mescal (“Aftersun”) or Keke Palmer (“Queens”). Singer Taylor Swift – set to compete in the Best Original Song category this year – has also been shortlisted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
There are also a handful of Frenchmen among these international stars. In fact, we look up to Noémie Merlant’s name with delight, who was recently Caesarized by Louis Garrel for her role in “The Innocent.” The actress, who also appeared this year in “Tar” alongside Cate Blanchett, is now being courted across the Atlantic. Other French people are present, such as director Mounia Meddor (“Papicha”, “Horia”), mixer Melissa Petitjean and composers Jean-Michel Bernard and Alain Boubil.
but also film professionals
Oscar Academy voters aren’t just made up of stars. In addition to popular actors and actresses, there are also film professionals (casting directors, editors, makeup artists, hairdressers, producers, writers, cameramen, etc.). According to information provided by “Variety”, if the 400 people invited agree to become members, the prestigious academy will have a total of 10,817 members. 9,375 of them will be able to vote for future nominees at the next Oscars ceremony, which will take place in Los Angeles on March 10, 2024.
In the interest of equity, inclusion and diversity, the US magazine also points out that with this Class of 2023: “40% women, of whom 34% are from underrepresented ethnic/racial communities and 52% are from 51 countries and the United Territories outside the United States. »
By becoming one of the members of the Oscar Academy, Noémie Merlant has joined a (very) long list of French people who are already a part of it. In previous years, Adele Haenel, Aisa Maga, Vincent Lindon, Ladj Lee, Camille Cottin, Mélanie Laurent, Colin Serreau or even Agnès Jouy had received this honour.