Chris Hemsworth and Margot Robbie may not have Oscars, but they can help decide who wins them.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has beefed up its Australian membership with Hemsworth, Robbie, Joel Edgerton, Nick Cave and Rebel Wilson, on the back of her recent Australian court win, among new recruits invited to join Hollywood’s most exclusive club.
The Academy, organisers of the Oscars, announced on Wednesday 774 artists from 57 countries were extended membership invites, a huge bump in what it historically hands out each year.
It will increase the organisation’s membership numbers to more than 7000.
The Academy has been on a major membership drive the past two years after being criticised for a lack of diversity among the members who vote for the Oscars each year.