Oscars voting body invites 819 members in campaign to diversify the Academy

Eva Longoria, Zendaya and Awkwafina are among the new class of invitees which is 36% people of color and 45% women

Eva Longoria, Zendaya and Awkwafina are among the Hollywood figures invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this year, as the Oscars voting body continues its push to diversify.

The Academy announced it had invited 819 new members on Tuesday, including Cynthia Erivo, John David Washington and Constance Wu. The new class of invitees is 36% people of color and 45% women. Those who accept will have voting privileges at this year’s Oscars.

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