Icelandic film editor Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir has been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which issues the Oscars, or Academy Awards. Elísabet is known for her editing work in Deadpool 2 and Atomic Blonde.
The Academy has issued a record 928 invitations to new members in an effort to diversity its ranks. Forty-nine percent of the new invitees are female, and should all accept membership, they would bring the percentage of women in the Academy to 31.
Others on the list of invitees are actress Daisy Ridley of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, comedian Dave Chappelle, musician Kendrick Lamar, and Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.