Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Winston Duke invited to join Motion Picture Academy

Tobago-born actor Winston Duke is now a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Duke, who starred in Black Panther and Us, was among 842 people from 59 countries invited to join the Academy on Monday.

He joins an illustrious list of people including Lady Gaga, Adele and Black Panther colleague Letitia Wright.

Fifty percent of those invited this year were women with people of colour comprising 29 percent of invitees according to the Academy.

In announcing the news on Instagram, Duke's sister Dr Cindy Duke said the acceptance into the Academy now means that he will be able to vote on Oscar contenders.

"IG friends and family, join me in congratulating my brother. To think, he only made his motion picture debut, last year (2018)! Now, he gets to vote on Oscar contenders and what not! Well, well, well, what an incredible bit of Monday news!"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Happy Monday! * Look who just got invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences! * Congratulations @winstoncduke! * IG friends and family, join me in congratulating my brother. To think, he only made his motion picture debut, last year (2018)! * Now, he gets to vote on Oscar contenders and what not! Well, well, well, what an incredible bit of Monday news! Gotta find my photos that I took when I visited the academy this past March as Winston’s plus one when he was doing Q&A with them! * YaY, Winston! . . . . . #oscar #celebrities #awards #film #oscars #cinema #grammys #family #tobago #redcarpet #academyawards #memes #hollywood #photography #style #repost #actress #comedy #movies #celebrity #actor #beyonce #fashion #films #worldstar #love #movie #losangeles #winstonduke #brother

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