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June 29, 2013 (1:44 am) GMT
'The Hangover' director Todd Phillips, 'Resident Evil' star Milla Jovovich and 'Rush Hour' actor Chris Tucker are included in a list of 276 Oscar voters.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled 276 names that have been invited to join the organization this year. Among surprising new members in a list posted on the official site are Grammy winner , , "" helmer Todd Phillips, and .

In the Actors category, "" star and director is also invited to vote for the Oscars next year. , , , , and are some other stars that make the list announced on Friday, June 28.

Another interesting selection of invitees is the Directors category, which includes Nikolaj Arcel, whose 2012 movie "" earned Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, and duo Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, the men behind Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated "". "" helmer Paul Feig is added to it as well.

Additionally, "" writer/director/actress , "" creator Matt Groening and "" producer Jason Blum are among other new members.

"These individuals are among the best filmmakers working in the industry today," says Academy president Hawk Koch in a statement. "Their talent and creativity have captured the imagination of audiences worldwide, and I am proud to welcome each of them to the Academy."


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