The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is inviting 928 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves in the movie industry to become Academy Awards voters.
The directors Nadine Labaki and Ziad Doueiri, and the screenwriter Joelle Touma are among the invitees.
This year’s invitees represent 59 countries! Plus, 49% of them are female.
Doueiri’s and Touma’s “The Insult” is being screened all over the world. It was the first Lebanese film to be nominated for an Oscar.
Unfortunately, the movie lost the Best Foreign Language Film Award to “A Fantastic Woman.”
The world-acclaimed film represents the relationship between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee in Lebanon. Tony (Adel Karam) and Yasser (Kamel El Basha) have a fight that leads them to a courtroom. Nadine Labaki’s