‘Oscars’ invites Mendoza, Diaz

FAMED Pinoy directors Brillante Mendoza and Lav Diaz have been invited to become members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, better known as the Academy. It is a professional organization that is behind the annual Academy Awards or Oscars.

Last week, the Academy announced it has invited 683 new members to the prestigious organization. There were 774 invitations handed out but some 30 people got duplicate invites from different categories: actors, directors, writers, cinematographers, costume designers and 12 others.

The members will vote, in the categories they have been invited in, in the annual Oscar awards. This means that Mendoza and Diaz will help choose the 2018 best director. Read more…