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Academy Invites for 2011: The Women

By Melissa Silverstein | Women and Hollywood June 22, 2011 at 2:30AM

The Academy of Arts and Sciences sent out 178 invitations to join its ranks. Out of the 178 there are 55 women (56 if you count an associate member). There were no women nominated in the Visual Effects, Live Action Short Film, Music, and Cinematographers branch. Both Lisa Cholodenko and Debra Granik were invited to join the directing and writing branches (you can only choose one branch to join). I hope they pick directing because there needs to be more women as part of that nomination process.
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The Academy of Arts and Sciences sent out 178 invitations to join its ranks. Out of the 178 there are 55 women (56 if you count an associate member). There were no women nominated in the Visual Effects, Live Action Short Film, Music, and Cinematographers branch. Both Lisa Cholodenko and Debra Granik were invited to join the directing and writing branches (you can only choose one branch to join). I hope they pick directing because there needs to be more women as part of that nomination process.

There are about 6,000 total members of the Academy. Each branch puts forward the recommendations.

Directors
Susanne Bier – "In a Better World," "After the Wedding"
Lisa Cholodenko – "The Kids Are All Right," "Laurel Canyon" (also invited to the Writers Branch)
Debra Granik – "Winter's Bone," "Down to the Bone" (also invited to the Writers Branch)

Writers
Lisa Cholodenko – "The Kids Are All Right," "Laurel Canyon" (also invited to the Directors Branch)
Debra Granik – "Winter's Bone," "Down to the Bone" (also invited to the Directors Branch)
Karen McCullah Lutz – "The Ugly Truth," "Legally Blonde"
Aline Brosh McKenna – "27 Dresses," "The Devil Wears Prada"
Anne Rosellini – "Winter's Bone"
Kirsten Smith – "The Ugly Truth," "Legally Blonde"

Actors
Rosemarie DeWitt – "The Company Men," "Rachel Getting Married"
Jennifer Garner – "Arthur," "Juno"
Nastassja Kinski – "An American Rhapsody," "Tess"
Beyonce Knowles – "Dreamgirls," "Austin Powers in Goldmember"
Mila Kunis – "Black Swan," "Forgetting Sarah Marshall"
Jennifer Lawrence – "Winter's Bone," "The Burning Plain"
Tea Leoni – "Ghost Town," "Spanglish"
Lesley Manville – "Another Year," "Topsy-Turvy"
Rooney Mara – "A Nightmare on Elm Street," "The Social Network"
Connie Nielsen – "Brothers," "Gladiator"
Ellen Page – "Inception," "Juno"
Mia Wasikowska – "Jane Eyre," "The Kids Are All Right"
Jacki Weaver – "Animal Kingdom," "Cosi"

Animators
Biljana Labovic – "The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger," "Idiots and Angels"

Art Directors
Anahid Nazarian – "The Virgin Suicides," "The Godfather, Part III"
Lauren E. Polizzi – "Cowboys & Aliens," "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"

At-Large
Dawn Hudson
Beverly Pasterczyk
Beverly Joanna Wood

Casting Directors
Nina Gold – "The King's Speech," "Jane Eyre"
Jina Jay – "The Reader," "Layer Cake"
Lora Kennedy – "The Town," "Syriana"

Costume Designers
Odile Dicks-Mireaux – "An Education," "The Constant Gardener"
Sarah Edwards – "Salt," "Michael Clayton"

Documentary
Lesley Chilcott – "Waiting for 'Superman'," "It Might Get Loud"
Diane Weyermann – "Waiting for 'Superman'," "Food, Inc."
Ruby Yang – "The Blood of Yingzhou District," "The Warriors of Qiugang"

Executives
Donna Langley
Vanessa L. Morrison

Film Editors
Naomi Geraghty – "Limitless," "Reservation Road"
Pamela Martin – "The Fighter," "Little Miss Sunshine"
Terilyn A. Shropshire – "Jumping the Broom," "Eve's Bayou"

Makeup Artists and Hairstylists
Judy Chin – "Black Swan," "Requiem for a Dream"
Kathrine Gordon – "3:10 to Yuma," "Ocean's Eleven"
Cindy Jane Williams – "Burlesque," "Hancock"

Producers
Cean Chaffin – "The Social Network," "Fight Club"
Sisse Graum Jorgensen – "In a Better World," "After the Wedding"
Celine Rattray – "The Kids Are All Right," "Grace Is Gone"
Emma Thomas – "Inception," "The Dark Knight"

Production Designers
Therese DePrez – "Black Swan," "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days"
Jane Musky – "Something Borrowed," "Finding Forrester"
Eve Stewart – "The King's Speech," "Topsy-Turvy"

Public Relations
Susan Ciccone
Alissa Grayson
Jill Ann Jones
Loren Schwartz

Set Decorators
Judy Farr – "The King's Speech," "Death at a Funeral"

Sound
Lora Hirschberg – "Inception," "The Dark Knight"

Full list

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