The Nordic Stars invited to select Oscar contenders

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 683 new members last week. These members, if they accept, will be entitled to vote for Oscar nominees and winners alongside the other 7,000 members of the Academy.

Leading the Scandinavian members invited is Alicia Vikander, who became the first Swede in 41 years to win an Oscar for acting when she was named Best Supporting Actress for The Danish Girl.

Also invited is Joshua Oppenheimer, whose The Look of Silence was nominated for the Best Documentary Feature and is a companion piece to The Act of Killing. The Look of Silence examines the Indonesian genocide of 1965-66 through the eyes of a young optometrist who seeks out the men who killed his brother.

Lastly are Eva von Bahr and Love Larson, who were nominated for Best Make-Up and Hairstyling for their work on The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, in which a man decides to escape through the window of a nursing home on his 100th birthday.


Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.