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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the results of the new elected Board of Governors for the 2021-2022 year, showing increasing progress within the Oscar ranks. The number of women increased from 26 to 31 while the number from underrepresented racial and ethnic communities grew from 12 to 15.

Elected to the board for the first time are actor Rita Wilson, composer Lesley Barber and screenwriter Howard A. Rodman and more. Four incumbents were reelected to the board, including the heads of the following branches — Susanne Bier (directors), Jennifer Todd (producers), Tom Duffield (production design) and Bonnie Arnold (short films and feature animation branch). Oscar winner Bill Corso (“Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events”) returns to the board after a hiatus.

The Academy’s 17 branches are each represented by three governors, who may serve up to two three-year terms (consecutive or non-consecutive), followed by a two-year hiatus, after which eligibility renews for up to two additional three-year terms, for a lifetime maximum of 12 years. The purpose of the Board of Governors is to set the Academy’s strategic vision, preserve the financial health of the organization and assure the fulfillment of its mission.

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Voting for the new officers are set to take place this summer. The current officers are David Rubin (President), Lois Burwell (First Vice President), Larry Karaszewski (Vice President), Isis Mussenden (Vice President), Wynn P. Thomas (Vice President), Jim Gianopulos (Treasurer), Janet Yang (Secretary) and Dawn Hudson (Academy CEO).

The full list of those elected and currently serving are down below:

Elected to the Board for the first time:

  • Rita Wilson, Actors Branch
  • Kim Taylor-Coleman, Casting Directors Branch
  • Paul Cameron, Cinematographers Branch
  • Eduardo Castro, Costume Designers Branch
  • Jean Tsien, Documentary Branch
  • Pam Abdy, Executives Branch
  • Terilyn A. Shropshire, Film Editors Branch
  • Laura C. Kim, Marketing and Public Relations Branch
  • Lesley Barber, Music Branch
  • Gary C. Bourgeois, Sound Branch
  • Brooke Breton, Visual Effects Branch
  • Howard A. Rodman, Writers Branch

Incumbent governors reelected to the Board:

  • Susanne Bier, Directors Branch
  • Jennifer Todd, Producers Branch
  • Tom Duffield, Production Design Branch
  • Bonnie Arnold, Short Films and Feature Animation Branch

Returning to the Board after a hiatus:

  • Bill Corso, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch

Returning Governors:

  • Kate Amend, Documentary Branch
  • Craig Barron, Visual Effects Branch
  • Howard Berger, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch
  • Charles Bernstein, Music Branch
  • Jon Bloom, Short Films and Feature Animation Branch
  • Rob Bredow, Visual Effects Branch
  • Ruth E. Carter, Costume Designers Branch
  • Kevin Collier, Sound Branch
  • Laura Dern, Actors Branch
  • Teri E. Dorman, Sound Branch
  • Dody J. Dorn, Film Editors Branch
  • Ava DuVernay, Directors Branch
  • Linda Flowers, Makeup and Hairstylists Branch
  • DeVon Franklin, Governors-At-Large, nominated by the President and elected by the board
  • Rodrigo García, Governors-At-Large, nominated by the President and elected by the board
  • Donna Gigliotti, Executives Branch
  • Whoopi Goldberg, Actors Branch
  • Lynette Howell Taylor, Producers Branch
  • Mark Johnson, Producers Branch
  • Larry Karaszewski, Writers Branch
  • Laura Karpman, Music Branch
  • Christina Kounelias, Marketing and Public Relations Branch
  • Ellen Kuras. Cinematographers Branch
  • David Linde, Executives Branch
  • Isis Mussenden, Costume Designers Branch
  • Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Short Films and Feature Animation Branch
  • Jan Pascale, Production Design Branch
  • Stephen Rivkin, Film Editors Branch
  • Eric Roth, Writers Branch
  • David Rubin, Casting Directors Branch
  • Steven Spielberg, Directors Branch
  • Wynn P. Thomas, Production Design Branch
  • Nancy Utley, Marketing and Public Relations Branch
  • Mandy Walker, Cinematographers Branch
  • Roger Ross Williams, Documentary Branch
  • Janet Yang, Governors-At-Large, nominated by the President and elected by the board
  • Debra Zane, Casting Directors Branch

The Oscars are set to air on Sunday, March 27, 2022.