Check Out Who Just Received Membership Invites From The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 276 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2013.”These individuals are among the best filmmakers working in the industry today,” said Academy President Hawk Koch. “Their talent and creativity have captured the imagination of audiences worldwide, and I am proud to welcome each of them to the Academy.” So next year when you watch someone get their OSCAR and they give their thanks to “the Academy”, these latest members will be a part of that gesture. Congrats to all those on this year’s list!


The 2013 invitees are:



Jason Bateman – “Up in the Air,” “Juno”

Miriam Colon – “City of Hope,” “Scarface”

Rosario Dawson – “Rent,” “Frank Miller’s Sin City”

Kimberly Elise – “For Colored Girls,” “Beloved”

Joseph Gordon-Levitt – “Lincoln,” “The Dark Knight Rises”

Charles Grodin – “Midnight Run,” “The Heartbreak Kid”

Rebecca Hall – “Iron Man 3,” “The Town”

Lance Henriksen – “Aliens,” “The Terminator”

Jack Huston – “Not Fade Away,” “Factory Girl”

Milla Jovovich – “Resident Evil,” “Chaplin”

Lucy Liu – “Kill Bill: Vol. 1,” “Chicago”

Jennifer Lopez – “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” “Selena”

Alma Martinez – “Born in East L.A.,” “Under Fire”

Emily Mortimer – “Hugo,” “Lars and the Real Girl”

Sandra Oh – “Rabbit Hole,” “Sideways”

Paula Patton – “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”

Michael Peña – “End of Watch,” “Crash”

Emmanuelle Riva – “Amour,” “Hiroshima, Mon Amour”

Jason Schwartzman – “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Rushmore”

Geno Silva – “Mulholland Drive,” “Amistad”

Danny Trejo – “Machete,” “Heat”

Chris Tucker – “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Rush Hour”



Luca Bigazzi – “This Must Be the Place,” “Certified Copy”

Benoît Delhomme – “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” “The Proposition”

Simon Duggan – “The Great Gatsby,” “Killer Elite”

Greig Fraser – “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Snow White and the Huntsman”

Jonathan Freeman – “Remember Me,” “Fifty Dead Men Walking”

Greg Gardiner – “Race to Witch Mountain,” “Elf”

Eric Gautier – “Into the Wild,” “The Motorcycle Diaries”

Agnès Godard – “Sister,” “Beau Travail”

Eduard Grau – “Buried,” “A Single Man”

Jess Hall – “The Spectacular Now,” “Brideshead Revisited”

Fred Kelemen – “The Turin Horse,” “The Man from London”

Mark Lee Ping Bing – “Norwegian Wood,” “In the Mood for Love”

Reed Morano – “Little Birds,” “Frozen River”

Oleg Mutu – “Beyond the Hills,” “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days”

Alex Nepomniaschy – “Narc,” “Safe”

Christian Sebaldt – “Resident Evil: Apocalypse,” “Race to Space”

Ben Seresin – “World War Z,” “Unstoppable”

Adam Stone – “Mud,” “Take Shelter”

Checco Varese – “Girl in Progress,” “The Aura”

Ken Zunder – “Bending the Rules,” “That’s What I Am”


Costume Designers

Paco Delgado – “Les Misérables,” “Biutiful”

Sophie de Rakoff – “This Means War,” “Legally Blonde”

Carlo Poggioli – “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” “Cold Mountain”



Lori Balton – “Argo,” “The Dark Knight Rises”

Judy Becker – “Silver Linings Playbook,” “The Fighter”

Simon Bright – “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “Avatar”

Martin T. Charles – “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “The Artist”

David M. Crank – “The Master,” “Lincoln”

Stefan Paul Dechant – “Oz The Great and Powerful,” “True Grit”

Tracey A. Doyle – “The Muppets,” “21”

Anna Lynch-Robinson – “Les Misérables,” “An Education”

Maria Nay – “Identity Thief,” “Ray”

David Smith – “Crazy, Stupid, Love.,” “The Holiday”



Nikolaj Arcel – “A Royal Affair,” “Truth about Men”

Ava DuVernay* – “Middle of Nowhere,” “I Will Follow”

Paul Feig – “The Heat,” “Bridesmaids”

Catherine Hardwicke – “Twilight,” “Thirteen”

Kirk Jones – “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” “Waking Ned Devine”

Ken Kwapis – “Big Miracle,” “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”

Pablo Larraín – “No,” “Tony Manero”

Steve McQueen – “Shame,” “Hunger”

Kim Nguyen – “War Witch (Rebelle),” “City of Shadows”

Jafar Panahi* – “This Is Not a Film,” “The Circle”

Todd Phillips – “The Hangover,” “Old School”

Joachim Rønning – “Kon-Tiki,” “Max Manus”

Espen Sandberg – “Kon-Tiki,” “Max Manus”

Tim Story – “Think Like a Man,” “Fantastic Four”

Benh Zeitlin – “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Glory at Sea”



Orlando Bagwell – “Citizen King,” “Malcolm X: Make It Plain”

Rebecca Cammisa – “God Is the Bigger Elvis,” “Which Way Home”

Yung Chang – “China Heavyweight,” “Up the Yangtze”

Michael Chin – “Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple,” “In the Shadow of the Stars”

Christine Choy – “In the Name of the Emperor,” “Who Killed Vincent Chin?”

Bonni Cohen – “The Island President,” “Wonders Are Many: The Making of Doctor Atomic”

Eduardo Coutinho – “As Canções,” “Cabra Marcado Para Morrer (Twenty Years Later)”

Miriam Cutler – “Kings Point,” “Ethel”

Andrea Nix Fine – “Inocente,” “War/Dance”

Sean Fine – “Inocente,” “War/Dance”

Robert Frank – “Cocksucker Blues,” “Pull My Daisy”

William Greaves – “Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey,” “Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One”

Lauren Greenfield – “The Queen of Versailles,” “Thin”

Patricio Guzmán – “Nostalgia for the Light,” “The Battle of Chile”

Vivien Hillgrove – “Symphony of the Soil,” “In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee”

Heddy Honigmann – “El Olvido (Oblivion),” “Crazy”

Vikram Jayanti – “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector,” “Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine”

Peter Kinoy – “Poverty Outlaw,” “When the Mountains Tremble”

Claude Lanzmann – “Le Rapport Karski (The Karski Report),” “Shoah”

Kim Longinotto – “Rough Aunties,” “Sisters in Law”

Stanley Nelson – “Freedom Riders,” “Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple”

Jehane Noujaim – “Control Room,” “

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy – “Transgenders: Pakistan’s Open Secret,” “Saving Face”

Marcel Ophuls – “Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie,” “The Sorrow and the Pity”

José Padilha – “Secrets of the Tribe,” “Bus 174 (Ônibus 174)”

Jafar Panahi* – “This Is Not a Film,” “The Circle”

Elise Pearlstein – “Last Call at the Oasis,” “Food, Inc.”

Raoul Peck – “Fatal Assistance (Assistance Mortelle),” “Lumumba: La Mort du Prophète”

Kevin Rafferty – “Harvard Beats Yale 29-29,” “The Atomic Cafe”

J. Ralph* – “Chasing Ice,” “Man on Wire”

Bob Richman – “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory,” “Waiting for ‘Superman'”

T. Woody Richman – “How to Survive a Plague,” “Fahrenheit 9/11”

Veronica Selver – “Berkeley in the Sixties,” “You Got to Move: Stories of Change in the South”

Jon Shenk – “The Island President,” “Lost Boys of Sudan”

Ricki Stern – “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work,” “The Devil Came on Horseback”

Robert Stone – “Earth Days,” “Radio Bikini”

Annie Sundberg – “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work,” “The Devil Came on Horseback”

Renee Tajima-Pena – “Who Killed Vincent Chin?,” “My America (Or Honk If You Love Buddha)”

Agnès Varda – “The Beaches of Agnès,” “The Gleaners and I”

Roger Ross Williams – “God Loves Uganda,” “Music by Prudence”

Pamela Yates – “Granito: How to Nail a Dictator,” “The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court”

Amy Ziering – “The Invisible War,” “Derrida”



Holly Bario

Jeb Brody

Eric d’Arbeloff

Dean C. Hallett

Lynn Harris

Jeff Ivers

Jonathan King

Robert Kirby

Dylan Leiner

Nick Meyer

Andrew Millstein

Hannah Minghella

Angela Morrison

Brian Roberts

Mark Roybal

Tucker Tooley

Kevin Tsujihara


Film Editors

Michael Berenbaum – “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” “Sex and the City”

Jeff Freeman – “Ted,” “Cruel Intentions”

James Haygood – “Where the Wild Things Are,” “Fight Club”

Stuart Levy – “Savages,” “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”

Mary Jo Markey – “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Super 8”


Makeup Artists and Hairstylists

Luisa Abel – “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Inception”

Anne Aulenta-Spira – “The Place beyond the Pines,” “Drive”

Terry Baliel – “The Dark Knight Rises,” “J. Edgar”

Thomas Floutz – “The Call,” “Hellboy II: The Golden Army”

Kay Georgiou – “Promised Land,” “Lincoln”

Bernadette Mazur – “Men in Black 3,” “The Campaign”

Kim Santantonio – “Gangster Squad,” “Frost/Nixon”

Lisa Tomblin – “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”

Kelvin R. Trahan – “Argo,” “Memoirs of a Geisha”

Lisa Westcott – “Les Misérables,” “Shakespeare in Love”



Victoria Alonso

Fred Baron

Ben Bray

Pieter Jan Brugge

Jackie Burch

Leo Davis

Susie Figgis

Lori Furie

Glenn S. Gainor

Joe Gareri

Lance Gilbert

Andy Gill

Mindy Marin

Laray Mayfield

Jeanne McCarthy

Neil Meron

Gary Powell

Ned Price

Michelle Satter

Stefan Sonnenfeld

Cindy Tolan

Brent Woolsey



Ramiro Belgardt – “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Lincoln”

Ramin Djawadi – “Safe House,” “Iron Man”

Jennifer Dunnington – “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “Hugo”

Siedah Garrett – “Rio,” “Dreamgirls”

Joe Hisaishi – “Ponyo,” “Spirited Away”

Henry Jackman – “This Is the End,” “Wreck-It Ralph”

Cliff Martinez – “Drive,” “Traffic”

Prince – “Purple Rain,” “Happy Feet”

J. Ralph* – “Chasing Ice,” “Man on Wire”

Aaron Lael Zigman – “Peeples,” “Sex and the City”



Stefan Arndt – “Amour,” “The White Ribbon”

Jason Blum – “The Purge,” “Paranormal Activity”

Finola Dwyer – “Quartet,” “An Education”

Jack Giarraputo – “Anger Management,” “The Wedding Singer”

Veit Heiduschka – “Amour,” “The White Ribbon”

Lloyd Levin – “Green Zone,” “Watchmen”

Julie Lynn – “Albert Nobbs,” “Nine Lives”

Margaret Menegoz – “Amour,” “The White Ribbon”

Andrea Sperling – “Smashed,” “Like Crazy”


Public Relations

Rachel Cadden

Theresa Cross

Jeff S. Elefterion

Julie Fontaine

Jackson George

Anne Globe

Michael Lawson

Dennis O’Connor

Blair Rich

John G. Sabel


Short Films and Feature Animation

Marc Bertrand – “Gloria Victoria,” “Hollow Land”

Bryan Buckley – “Asad,” “The Wake-Up Caller”

Shawn Christensen – “Curfew,” “Brink”

Eric Darnell – “Madagascar,” “Shrek”

John C. Donkin – “Ice Age Continental Drift,” “Gone Nutty”

Ken Duncan – “9,” “Shark Tale”

Danielle Feinberg – “Brave,” “WALL-E”

Sam Fell – “ParaNorman,” “The Tale of Despereaux”

Matt Groening – “Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare,'” “The Simpsons Movie”

Vicky Jenson – “Shark Tale,” “Shrek”

Travis Knight – “ParaNorman,” “Coraline”

Steve May – “Brave,” “Up”

Rich Moore – “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!”

Robert Neuman – “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Tangled”

Brandon Oldenburg – “Rise of the Guardians,” “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”

PES – “Fresh Guacamole,” “Western Spaghetti”

Steve Pilcher – “Brave,” “Shrek the Third”

Normand Roger – “Hollow Land,” “The Banquet of the Concubine”

Clark Spencer – “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt”



Bobbi Banks – “The Call,” “Hustle & Flow”

Jose Antonio Garcia – “Argo,” “Babel”

Simon Hayes – “Les Misérables,” “X-Men: First Class”

Edward J. Hernandez – “Real Steel,” “Basic Instinct”

Daniel S. Irwin – “Prometheus,” “Little Children”

Drew Kunin – “Life of Pi,” “Lost in Translation”

Michael W. Mitchell – “The Dark Knight Rises,” “The Matrix Reloaded”

Tom Ozanich – “Project X,” “Kill Bill: Vol. 2”

Mark Paterson – “Les Misérables,” “The Pirates! Band of Misfits”

Richard Pryke – “127 Hours,” “Slumdog Millionaire”

Erin Michael Rettig – “A Good Day to Die Hard,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”

Ann Scibelli – “Prometheus,” “Inglourious Basterds”

Brian T. Slack – “Chéri,” “Crossover”

Bruce Tanis – “Gangster Squad,” “X-Men: First Class”

F. Elmo Weber – “Identity Thief,” “The Kids Are All Right”

Christopher T. Welch – “Silver Linings Playbook,” “(500) Days of Summer”

Dave Whitehead – “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “District 9”

Stuart Wilson – “Skyfall,” “War Horse”


Visual Effects

Jason Bayever – “Life of Pi,” “The Wolfman”

Mark Breakspear – “The Great Gatsby,” “Tropic Thunder”

Philip Brennan – “Snow White and the Huntsman,” “Minority Report”

Tony Clark – “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”

David Clayton – “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “Avatar”

Michael Dawson – “Snow White and the Huntsman,” “The Devil’s Double”

Erik-Jan De Boer – “Life of Pi,” “Night at the Museum”

Donald R. Elliott – “Life of Pi,” “Seabiscuit”

John Goodson – “Red Tails,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”

Charley Henley – “Prometheus,” “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”

John McLeod – “Django Unchained,” “The Aviator”

Mark Noel – “Oz The Great and Powerful,” “Transformers”

David Prescott – “Transformers,” “X-Men”

Guillaume Rocheron – “Life of Pi,” “Sucker Punch”

Wendy Rogers – “Puss in Boots,” “Shrek”

David Alexander Smith – “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “The Matrix Reloaded”

Wayne Stables – “The Adventures of Tintin,” “Avatar”

Richard Stammers – “Prometheus,” “Angels & Demons”

Richard Stutsman – “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Independence Day”

Christopher Townsend – “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “The Day after Tomorrow”

Stephan Trojansky – “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Hereafter”

David Watkins – “Ali,” “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”

Jeff White – “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”

Trevor Wood – “Prometheus,” “The Golden Compass”



Jessica Bendinger – “Aquamarine,” “Bring It On”

Reggie Rock Bythewood – “Notorious,” “Get on the Bus”

Tina Gordon Chism – “Peeples,” “Drumline”

Julie Delpy – “Before Midnight,” “2 Days in Paris”

Lena Dunham – “Nobody Walks,” “Tiny Furniture”

Ava DuVernay* – “Middle of Nowhere,” “I Will Follow”

John Gatins – “Flight,” “Coach Carter”

John Hamburg – “I Love You, Man,” “Meet the Parents”

John Lee Hancock – “Snow White and the Huntsman,” “The Blind Side”

Rian Johnson – “Looper,” “Brick”

Jeff Nichols – “Mud,” “Take Shelter”

Sarah Polley – “Take This Waltz,” “Away from Her”

Chris Terrio – “Argo,” “Heights”



Lorrie Bartlett

Paul Bronfman

Markham L. Goldstein

Robert Harvey

Gregory S. Laemmle

Sandra Marsh

Adam Schweitzer

Kimberly Snyder

Matthew L. Snyder

Les Zellan


Three individuals (noted above by an asterisk) have been invited to join the Academy by multiple branches. These individuals must select one branch upon accepting membership. Each year Academy members may sponsor one candidate for membership within their branch. New member application reviews take place in the spring. Applications for the coming year must be received by March 20, 2014. New members will be welcomed into the Academy at an invitation-only reception in September.


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