She received her first Oscar nomination earlier this year for her scene-stealing role in The Artist… And now Bérénice Bejo will be helping select future Oscar nominees and winners.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended an invitation to the 35-year-old Argentinean actress to join the organization. Bejo—who has appeared in The Artist, OSS 117 and Cairo, Nest of Spies—is one of the 176 artists and executives to receive an invitation for their distinguished contributions to theatrical motion pictures.
But Bejo isn’t the only Hispanic artist to receive an invitation … Here’s a look at the other Latinos to make the list:
Demián Bichir – A Better Life, Che
Clifton Collins, Jr. – Star Trek, Traffic
Diego Luna – Milk, Y Tu Mamá También
Rodrigo Garcia – Albert Nobbs, Mother and Child
Alberto Iglesias – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Constant Gardener
Short Films and Feature Animation
Jonas Rivera – Up, Cars
”These film professionals represent some of the most talented, most passionate contributors to our industry,” said Academy President Tom Sherak. “I’m glad to recognize that by calling each of them a fellow Academy member.”
Those who accept the invitation will be the only additions in 2012 to the Academy’s roster of members.
New members will be welcomed into the Academy at an invitation-only reception in September.