Friday, June 29, 2012

AND NOW, THEY NEVER HAVE TO PAY TO SEE A MOVIE AGAIN: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the 176 new members who've been invited to join this year, most of whom aren't surprising (folks who got their first nomination this year, like Jonah Hill, Jessica Chastain, and Melissa McCarthy), but you also have membership extended to Sean Bean, Bryan Cranston, Matthew McConaughey, and S. Epatha Merkerson.  Perhaps most surprising is the presence of Terrence Mallick on the Directors list, not because he's undeserving, but because I would have thought he would have been inducted long ago--maybe he declined?

1 comment:

  1. Joseph J. Finn7:58 PM

    Kind of interesting that Stephen King was invited to the Writer's branch.  Sure, he's been involved with crap (which he'll be the first to admit) but when you look at the solid to great he's been involved with (though he's written few screenplays) it's a pretty good list.