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J.K. Rowling is one of the new members of Hollywood Academy

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, responsible for the Oscar Awards, announced this Monday, 25th, the list of its new members. Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling is among them.

The list presents 928 names will take part in the Academy in 2018. Rowling was invited to participate due to her work as screenwriter of the first movie of Fantastic Beasts franchise. If she accepts it, she will vote on specific categories of Oscar which is related to her functions in movie industry.

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After receiving several critics, the Academy starts to diversify its board, inviting professionals from 59 countries and almost half of them are women. Among the new members, are also the Brazilians Carlinhos Brown, musician, and the actress Alice Braga. The full list can be checked on Academy’s official website.

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