Lopez Invited to Become a Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

It looks like Jennifer Lopez has a permanent date with Oscar

The 43-year-old Puerto Rican actress/singer has been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Jennifer Lopez

Lopez and the 275 other artists and executives invited to join AMPAS were selected for having distinguished themselves by their   contributions to theatrical motion pictures. New members will be welcomed into the Academy at an invitation-only reception in September.

“These individuals are among the best filmmakers working in the industry today,” said Academy president Hawk Koch. “Their talent and creativity have captured the imagination of audiences worldwide, and I am proud to welcome each of them to the Academy.”

In addition to Lopez, other Latino invitees include Rosario Dawson, Michael Peña, Danny Trejo, Paco Delgado, José Padilha and Cliff Martinez.

The 2013 Latino invitees include:

Miriam Colon – “City of Hope,” “Scarface”
Rosario Dawson – “Rent,” “Frank Miller’s Sin City”
Jennifer Lopez – “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” “Selena”
Alma Martinez – “Born in East L.A.,” “Under Fire”
Michael Peña – “End of Watch,” “Crash”
Geno Silva – “Mulholland Drive,” “Amistad”
Danny Trejo – “Machete,” “Heat”

Reed Morano – “Little Birds,” “Frozen River”
Checco Varese – “Girl in Progress,” “The Aura”

Costume Designers
Paco Delgado – “Les Misérables,” “Biutiful”

Pablo Larraín – “No,” “Tony Manero”

Eduardo Coutinho – “As Canções,” “Cabra Marcado Para Morrer (Twenty Years Later)”
Patricio Guzmán – “Nostalgia for the Light,” “The Battle of Chile”
José Padilha – “Secrets of the Tribe,” “Bus 174 (Ônibus 174)”

Cliff Martinez – “Drive,” “Traffic”

Jose Antonio Garcia – “Argo,” “Babel”
Edward J. Hernandez – “Real Steel,” “Basic Instinct”

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