Four NFTS alumni have been invited to become members of the 2020 class of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Directing Fiction graduate Terence Davies (The House of Mirth), Screenwriting graduate Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917), Creative Business for Entrepreneurs and Executives (CBEE) graduate Carthew Neal (Jo Jo Rabbit ) and Composing graduate Nainita Desai (For Sama) are among 819 artists and executives from the global film community who have been invited to join the Oscars voting body as it continues its push to diversify. See the full list here.

The Academy’s president, David Rubin, said in a statement that the organisation was “delighted to welcome these distinguished fellow travellers in the motion picture arts and sciences. We have always embraced extraordinary talent that reflects the rich variety of our global film community, and never more so than now.”

Terence, Krysty, Carthew and Nainita will all have voting privileges at next year’s Oscars. The 93rd Academy Awards are set to take place on 25 April 2021, two months later than originally planned due to Covid-19’s effects on the industry.

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