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From Jada Pinkett Smith to Regina Hall to Jenifer Lewis, welcome to the club ladies!

#OscarsGettingLessWhite: 15 Black Women Invited To The Motion Picture Academy  was originally published on

1. Welcome To The Club Ladies!

Welcome To The Club Ladies!

From actresses to editors to directors, 928 people were invited into the Motion Picture Academy’s class of 2018 as a means to diversify it’s membership. And that they did with 38 percent of invitees being people of color and 49 percent women. So from Jada Pinkett Smith to Regina Hall to Jenifer Lewis, here are 15 Black women who made it into this coveted club. Congrats

2. Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith

3. Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish

4. Vanessa Bell Calloway

Vanessa Bell Calloway

5. Danai Gurira

Danai Gurira

6. Aunjanue Ellis

Aunjanue Ellis

7. Regina Hall

Regina Hall

8. Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones

9. Jenifer Lewis

Jenifer Lewis

10. Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald

11. Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg

12. Quvenzhane Wallis

Quvenzhane Wallis

13. Tika Sumpter

Tika Sumpter

14. Joy Bryant

Joy Bryant

15. Joi McMillon, Editor of “Moonlight”

16. Angela Robinson, Director “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women” and “True Blood”