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Zoe Kravitz & 927 New Members Invited to Join The Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited a record number of new members, extending invites to 928 people.

The Academy topped last year’s record of 774 new members. It invited 683 members in 2016 and 322 in 2015, which were also record numbers.

The expansion of Academy membership to more than 9,200 stems from an ongoing effort to diversify its ranks following uproar over the lack of African-American nominees in 2015 and 2016, which culminated in 2016’s #OscarsSoWhite controversy. Two weeks after the widely criticized nominations were announced, AMPAS announced a goal to double the number of women and diverse members of the Academy by 2020.

If all the 2018 invitees accept, the overall membership would be 9,226.

Monday’s invitations, if accepted, will result in 38% of the Oscars’ governing body’s new class being comprised of people of color, increasing their representation from 13% in 2017 to 16%.

Meanwhile, the new class is 49% female, boosting the total representation of women from 28% in 2017 to 31%.

Some of the big-name actors include Daniel Kaluuya, Mindy Kaling, Tiffany Haddish, Kumail Nanjiani, Blake Lively, Amy Schumer, Dave Chappelle, Miles Teller, Randall Park, Daisy Ridley, Timothee Chalamet, Hong Chau, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Blake Lively, Regina Hall, Rashida Jones, Lily James, Lily Collins, Chloe Grace Moretz, Olivia Munn, Kal Penn, Pedro Pascal, Amber Tamblyn, Damon Wayans, Gina Rodriguez, Sarah Silverman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Evan Rachel Wood, and Amandla Stenberg.

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Gallery Updates: 2018 Public Appearances

I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Zoe in events from this year, so far. Enjoy the new additions!

Filed Events Gallery Updates

Gallery Updates: 2017 Public Appearances

Hi guys! Our gallery was updated with missing photos of Zoe from some events of 2017. Soon we will also update the gallery with photos of events and appearances of 2018. Enjoy the new additions!

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Zoë​ Kravitz for Elle January 2018

Zoë​ is featured in the upcoming January 2018 issue of Elle! I’ve added some photos to the gallery. There’s also an excerpt from the article below. The issue will be available on December 12th.

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On how she fell in love with film: “I didn’t grow up with television. We had a TV, but it wasn’t connected to anything except for a VCR. My mom [Lisa Bonet] would go to the video store, and I was allowed to watch one movie a weekend. I was an only child, and your imagination goes crazy. These films kind of became my friends.”

On her Big Little Lies cast mates: “I said, Wait, I’m getting to work with whom? When? Women like Laura [Dern] and Nicole [Kidman] and Reese [Witherspoon], I’ve grown up watching them, and to me they’re, just untouchable. …They were so encouraging. When those women are in your corner, it gives you a little pep in your step.”

On how fashion inspires her acting roles: “For me, clothes are a gateway to characters. I watch Audrey Hepburn movies and I want to do my makeup like that. I watch Stand by Me and I think, I want to look like a boy.”

On the importance of being honest: “It’s good to be polite, but it’s important to be honest. There’s a difference between saying hurtful things and saying, ‘This may be a little uncomfortable, but no.’ Or ‘Please remove your hand from my lower back’ or ‘You made a weird joke. Why did you make that joke?’”

Source: Elle.com

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‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ details and cast photo revealed!

Today, new details about the upcoming Fantastic Beasts sequel were revealed! The official title of the movie is Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald! They also released a new promo photo/animation, which you can see below!

View More ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ details and cast photo revealed!

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Zoë Kravitz Makes Forbes 2018 30 Under 30 List

Zoe Kravitz makes Forbes 30 Under 30 list

Zoë made Forbes 2018 30 Under 30 Hollywood & Entertainment List! At just 29 years old, Zoë was recognized for her recent work along with others including Amandla Stenberg, Yara Shahidi, Riley Keough, and Alia Shawkat.

The daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet, Kravitz has appeared in acclaimed movies including “Dope” and “Mad Max: Fury Road.” The face of YSL Beauty among other brands, her supporting role in hit HBO show “Big Little Lies” earned praise. Upcoming films include “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2.”

Congrats to Zoë for making the list!

Source: Forbes