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Oscar-embracing Yoon Yeo-jeong becomes a member of the Academy… Invitation of 7 ‘Minari’ team (comprehensive)

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‘Minari’ starring Han Ye-ri, Steven Yeun, and director Jeong Isak also received invitations for membership

The short animation ‘Opera’ directed by Eric Oh… If accepted, vote for the Academy Award

Yoon Yeo-jeong, invited as a new member of the Academy

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(Los Angeles/Seoul = Yonhap News) Correspondent Yoon-seop Jeong, Correspondent Ae-ran Kang = Actress Yoon Yeo-jeong, who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie ‘Minari’, received a proposal for a new member of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the most prestigious group in the film industry.

The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which hosts the Academy Awards, announced on the 1st (local time) the list of invitees for new members.

A total of 395 new members invited this year, announced by the academy, were invited, and Yoon Yeo-jeong was invited as a new member in the acting category.

If Yeo-jeong Yoon accepts the Academy’s invitation, she will be able to exercise her voting rights for the Academy Award as an official member in the future.

In addition, Han Ye-ri, who starred in ‘Minari’, and Korean actress Stephen Yeun, and director Lee Isaac-jung (Korean name: Isak Jeong), who directed ‘Minari’, were also on the list of invitees for new members.

Producer Christina Oh, music director Emil Mossiri, and editorial director Harry Yoon were also named, and a total of seven members of the ‘Minari’ team were invited as new members.

Director Eric Oh (Korean name: Oh Soo-hyeong) of ‘Opera’, the only Korean film nominated for an Academy Award for short animation this year, will also be added to the list of new members if he accepts the invitation.

Last year, the academy invited a large number of cast members and staff from ‘Parasite’, which won four Oscars, as new members.

Steven Yeun (left) and director Isak Jeong (right), starring in the movie 'Minari'
Steven Yeun (left) and director Isak Jeong (right), starring in the movie ‘Minari’

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At that time, actors Choi Woo-shik, Jang Hye-jin, Jo Yeo-jeong, Lee Jung-eun, Park So-dam, costume director Choi Se-yeon, editorial director Yang Jin-mo, music director Jeong Jae-il, producer Kwak Shin-ae, art director Ha-jun, sound director Choi Tae-young, and writer Han Jin-won were on the list at the time.

Director Bong Joon-ho and actor Song Kang-ho have already become members in 2015.

Of the film industry figures the Academy has invited as new members this year, women account for 46% and 53% come from countries other than the United States.

Emerald Pennell, a female director who won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for ‘Promising Young Woman’, Maria Bakalova for ‘Borat Subsequence Movie Film’ and ‘The United States vs. Billy Holiday’s Andra Day and others received invitations for new members.

Last year, the academy had 9,362 members, and if it is assumed that all the new members invited this year accept the academy’s proposals, the total number of members will increase to 9,750.

For the past five years, the Academy has been promoting membership growth with the goal of promoting diversity and inclusion in its membership.

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