LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this week that Oscar winning pop stars Lady Gaga, Annie Lennox and Adele are among some 28 composers, songwriters and music editors who have been invited to join the Academy this year.
Gaga previously won for “A Star Is Born,” Adele for “Skyfall,” and Lennox for her “Into the West” from the final “Lord of the Rings” movie “The Return of the King.”
Three other Oscar winners also made this year’s list: “Black Panther” composer Ludwig Goransson and Gaga’s “Shallow” co-writers Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt. Additionally, so did two nominees from last year’s movies: “Mary Poppins Returns” songwriter Scott Wittman and “Star Is Born” music editor Jason Ruder.
In the composer category: Michael Abels (“Get Out”), Nathan Barr (“The House With a Clock in Its Walls”), Kris Bowers (“Green Card”), Jane Antonia Cornish (“Citizen Jane”), Annette Focks (“Ostwind”), Rupert Gregson-Williams (“Aquaman”), Hildur Guonadottir (the upcoming “Joker” film), Jed Kurzel (“The Babadook”), Anne Nikitin (“American Animals”), Heitor Pereira (the “Minions” movies) and John Swihart (“Napoleon Dynamite”) were all invited.
In the songwriter category: Roxanne Seeman (“Get on the Bus”) and music editors Missy Cohen (“The Informant”), John Finklea (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”), Richard Ford (“Hidden Figures”), Bryan Lawson (“Suicide Squad”), Peter Myles (“Jason Bourne”), Arthur Pingrey (“Racing Extinction”), Sherry Whitfield (“The Zookeeper’s Wife”) and Robin Whittaker (“Amy”) were also invited.
Admitted to other Academy branches: veteran music supervisor Bonnie Greenberg (members-at-large branch) and Sony music chief Spring Aspers (executives branch).
In total, 842 new members have been invited to join the Academy this year.