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Bigelow, Coates, Moore among 15 elected members

Oscar winners Kathryn Bigelow, Anne Coates and Michael Moore have been elected as first-time members to the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

AMPAS made the announcement Wednesday that the three were among the 15 new or returning members elected to three-year terms for the board.

Bigelow won Oscars for directing and producing “The Hurt Locker” while Moore was awarded the documentary trophy for “Bowling for Columbine.” Coates won an Oscar for editing “Lawrence of Arabia.” Nine incumbents were re-elected including Curt Behlmer, sound branch; Rosemary Brandenburg, art directors; Richard Edlund, visual effects; Leonard Engelman, makeup artists and hairstylists; Charles Fox, music; Jim Gianopulos, executives; Hawk Koch, producers; Marvin Levy, public relations; and Frank Pierson, writers.

Three other members returned to the board after a hiatus — John Bailey, cinematographers; Ed Begley Jr., actors; and Jon Bloom, short films and feature animation. Bailey served from 1996-2002 while Begley and Bloom were on the panel from 2000-09.

The board of governors is comprised of 43 members, with 14 of the Academy’s 15 branches represented by three governors, who may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms. Each branch elects or re-elects one governor annually. The makeup artists and hairstylists branch is represented by a single governor.

Governors not up for re-election who continue on the board: Annette Bening and Tom Hanks, actors branch; Jim Bissell and Jeffrey Kurland, art directors; Caleb Deschanel and Owen Roizman, cinematographers; Martha Coolidge and Edward Zwick, directors; Rob Epstein and Lynne Littman, documentary; Robert Rehme and Tom Sherak, executives; Donn Cambern and Mark Goldblatt, film editors; Bruce Broughton and Arthur Hamilton, music; Mark Johnson and Kathleen Kennedy, producers; Robert G. Friedman and Sid Ganis, public relations; Bill Kroyer and John Lasseter, short films and feature animation; Don Hall and Kevin O’Connell, sound; Craig Barron and Bill Taylor, visual effects; and James L. Brooks and Phil Robinson, writers.

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