“Sherni” Vidya Balan Is Among The New Class Of Oscar Academy 2021

As South India born Bollywood actress Vidya Balan, whose recent release “Sherni” is hitting the critics and fans along, through OTT recent release, the actress along with Indian film and television producers Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor are among the 395 new members of artists and executives who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, ‘The Oscars’. The Academy announced the names of the ‘Class of 2021’ on their website.            Vidya Balan

Their tweet read, “It’s time to announce our new members! Meet the Class of 2021. #WeAreTheAcademy” This year, the Academy has invited 395 people in comparison to last year when it invited 819 members. The Academy said in a statement, “To enable steady future growth and to ensure the necessary infrastructure, staff resources, and environment to support all Academy members, the number invited to membership was limited to roughly half that of recent years.”

The new entries will bring up the number of eligible voters at the Academy to approximately 9,750. This year, 53% of the new entries are international members. They have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for 2021 as part of the new class of 395 artists and executives. The 2021 Oscar Academy class comprises 46 percent women, 39 percent under-represented ethnic and racial communities, and 53 percent international from 49 countries outside the United States. Of the 395 invitees, 89 are former Oscar nominees, including 25 winners.    Vidya Balan

The Academy has recognized Vidya Balan for stellar performances in her mystery thriller “Kahaani” and the 2017 family drama “Tumhari Sulu”. Vidya Balan’s impressive resume and extraordinary career graph include Paa, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Parineeta, Bobby Jasoos, Shakuntala Devi, and many more. She won the best actress National Award for her performance in The Dirty Picture in 2011. Meanwhile, Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor, who owns the Balaji Telefilms, have also been recognized by the Academy for making films such as Dream Girl, Once Upon A Time In Mumbai, Udta Punjab, and Dirty Picture.


The list of actors who received invites from the Academy also includes Andra Day, Vanessa Kirby, Robert Pattinson, and Yuh-Jung Youn. The list of Academy’s new members also has as many as 89 previously Oscar-nominated names, out of which 25 of them are Oscar-winners. The 94th Academy Awards are expected to be held on March 27 next year.

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