French actress Noémie Merlant invited to join the Academy of Oscars

Several French people are on the 2023 list of invitees to join the prestigious Academy of Oscars.

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Noémie Merlant during the presentation of her César in February 2023. (BERTRAND GUAY / AFP)

Cock-a-doodle Doo ! The Academy of Oscars unveiled on June 28, the list of 398 artists and film professionals invited to join it this year, with some French in its list. “The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended its invitations to join the organization to 398 artists and professionals who have distinguished themselves through their contribution to the motion picture industry.”the organization said in a statement.

In this list, we find several French names like the actress Noémie Merlant (Tar, Portrait of the Girl on Fire). She had obtained the César for best actress in a supporting role for her interpretation of Clémence in theInnocentin 2023. We also find in this selection the Franco-Algerian director Mounia Meddour, at the origin of the multi-award winning papicha and D’Houria.

Taylor Swift and Ke Huy Quan

Among the other invited Frenchies: Nathalie Tissier (head make-up artist), Jean-Michel Bernard (composer), Alain Boublil (composer), Emmanuel-Alain Raynal (head of the production company Miyu), Mélissa Petitjean (mixer, editor). .

Our French filmmakers join other international stars invited this year: singer Taylor Swift, Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (better known as The Weeknd) or Ke Huy Quan, famous for the role of Demi-Lune in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doomand Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once.

Several French people had been invited to join the American Academy in previous years, such as Vincent Lindon and Aïssa Maïga, last year.

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