Motion picture academy welcomes 135 new members

2010-06-26 09:28

Adam Sandler, Bono and James Gandolfini are among 135 artists

invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Other artists on the list include several Oscar winners from this

year – Mo’Nique, best supporting actress for Precious: Based on the Novel Push

by Sapphire; Christoph Waltz, best supporting actor for Inglourious Basterds;

and Mark Boal, writer and producer of The Hurt Locker.

The list also includes previous nominees, such as Carey Mulligan,

Anna Kendrick, Vera Farmiga, and District 9 writers Neill Blomkamp and Terri


Documentary makers Davis Guggenheim, who won for An Inconvenient

Truth, and Morgan Spurlock are also listed.

They’ll all be honoured at a reception in September.

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