Class of 2013: 276 New Members Invited to Join the Academy

List of 2013 New Academy MembersThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today the 276 members of the entertainment industry invited to join organization. The list includes actors, directors, documentarians, executives, film editors, producers and more. Of those listed below, 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 in a press release. "Their talent and creativity have captured the imagination of audiences worldwide, and I am proud to welcome each of them to the Academy."

Koch also told Variety, "In the past eight or nine years, each branch could only bring in X amount of members. There were people each branch would have liked to get in but couldn't. We asked them to be more inclusive of the best of the best, and each branch was excited, because they got to bring in the people who should be in the branch."

Last year only 176 were invited. The total is now more than 6,000 members.

The list is massive and it's impossible to touch upon each new inductee, but you'll notice young talent such as Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jack Huston among the actor inductees along with last year's oldest Best Actress nominee Emmanuelle Riva and then a couple of interesting inclusions such as Milla Jovovich, Jennifer Lopez, Danny Trejo and Chris Tucker.

I also took note of Rian Johnson included in the writers branch and not directors branch along with the likes of Julie Delpy, Lena Dunham and Ava DuVernay, the latter of which is one of three invitees invited by multiple branches from which she will need to choose which she wishes to be officially listed under.

Finally, I love seeing Prince on the list, 20 years after winning an Oscar for Purple Rain. Koch commented, telling Variety, "Why wasn't Prince in before? Maybe it was an oversight, maybe it was for whatever reason, but Prince is now a member of the Academy."

The full list is directly below. What names stand out for you?


  • 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

* These individuals have been invited to join the Academy by multiple branches. These individuals must select one branch upon accepting membership.

  • SmartFilm

    Didn't make the cut this time Brad?

  • maja

    Steve McQueen is the one that stands out for me...along with Price.

    • Criterion10

      Agree on Steve McQueen. This makes me very happy.

  • Driver

    "Their talent and creativity have captured the imagination of audiences worldwide, and I am proud to welcome each of them to the Academy." - Danny Trejo, Jennifer Lopez and Milla Jovovich.

  • Jake17

    Hell yes Julie Delpy! Other great additions are Jeff Nichols, Rian Johnson, Cliff Martinez (another HELL YES!), Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles was one of the best films last year), and I'm loving all of those acting choices, excluding Chris Tucker. And let's just ignore the fact that Catherine Hardwicke is on this list.

  • Fan

    'Wow, glad to see Lance Henriksen one of the best B-movie stars on there along with Danny Trejo.

  • Adu

    Since I am originally from Pakistan, I'm quite pleased to see Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy's name on the list and hope she accepts.

  • Chris138


  • Kyle Lucas

    Interesting to me that Julie Delpy, Rian Johnson, and Sarah Polley go in as writers, where as I would see them as an actress, director, and director, respectively. Even I'll stretch for Delpy as a director ahead of a writer. Don't get me wrong, I love that they are all now voting members, just the categories surprise me.

    • Lisa Rose

      I agree especially about Polley and Johnson. Can they decline and wait for a director invitation?

  • Hello Kitty

    Is there a reason why some have been around for years and are just now being asked to join the Academy, and someone like Benh Zeitlin, who has been around for five seconds, is also asked to join?

    • Lisa Rose

      I was wpndering the exact same thing. It seems a very random list.

  • Randall P McMurphy

    Jennifer Lopez and the director of Twilight? What the hell? Oh well, good for Steve McQueen and Joseph Gordon Levitt

  • Silrian

    Nice to see Jason Schwartzman added as well.

    Surprised you didn't mention Cliff Martinez Brad, since we all hear Drive's soundtrack every podcast!

  • Silrian

    By the by, as we tend to discuss how the Academy votes, I see Ryan Johnson was added only under writer. Does that mean he won't be able to vote in the Best Director category?

  • Newbourne

    Sandra Oh?? That's just very random. She is mainly a TV actress and has hardly appeared in movies outside of some very small roles. She must have friends in high places.

  • Tarik

    I'm literally spazzing out with the amount of diversity amongst the academy members; not just pertaining to race but the different fields of film also. This is a major advancement from just two years ago. I'm happy to see things changing with the academy and it's voters.