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Lady Gaga, Adele among 842 new Academy invitees in 2019

Lady Gaga, Adele among 842 new Academy invitees in 2019

Publicity veterans Jonathan Rutter and Pamela Godwin-Austen on the list.

The Academy has invited 842 people from 59 countries – half of them women – including Lady Gaga, Adele, and Black Panther star Letitia Wright, to join the ranks in 2019.

The invitees include Jamie Bell, Claes Bang, Andrea Riseborough, Peter Mullan, and directors Matteo Garrone, Jennifer Kent and Mélanie Laurent, as well as Hollywood filmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

Not every one of the 842 may choose to join the Academy, although based on recent years, the acceptance rate is in the high 90% range. Besides women accounting for 50% of the new invitees, the Academy

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