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Kenyan film director Wanuri Kahiu invited to become member of Oscars Academy

The organization that oversees the Oscars has set it’s sights on a Kenyan making boss moves.

‘Rafiki” movie producer Wanuri Kahiu joins top Hollywood personalities to become members of the movie Academy.

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

Kenyan film ‘Rafiki’ director Wanuri Kahiu gets a standing ovation at Cannes festival

Wanuri has accepted has accepted the invite, and announced it on social media.

She wrote;

According to Variety, Some of the big-name actors include Daniel KaluuyaMindy KalingTiffany HaddishKumail 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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