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Alicia Vikander invited to become member of The Academy

The Academy invited a record 683 new members, with members of the new class being 46% female and 41% people of color, it announced on Wednesday.

The new members include “Star Wars” actor John Boyega, Idris Elba and last year’s best actress winner Brie Larson. Also invited: Kate Beckinsale, “Creed” director Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan and Emma Watson.

The Academy membership, with the new class included, is now 27% female and 11% people of color. Before the announcement of the new class, it was just 25% female and 8% people of color, which represents a 2% increase in female members overall and a 3% increase in people of color, according to the statistics.

The diversity push was in response to the #OscarsSoWhite uproar that took place earlier this year, when all-white acting nominees (for the second year in a row) put a microscope on the Academy’s largely white and male membership.

“We’re proud to welcome these new members to the Academy, and know they view this as an opportunity and not just an invitation, a mission and not just a membership,” Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Academy president, said in a statement. She also encouraged Hollywood and the larger creative community to “open its doors wider, and create opportunities for anyone interested in working in this incredible and storied industry.”

The new class is by far the largest ever announced by the Academy. Also included in the new invitees are Anthony Anderson, Adam Beach, Chadwick Boseman, Carmen Ejogo, America Ferrera, Greta Gerwig, Carla Gugino, Regina King, Tom Hiddleston, Rachel McAdams, Patti LuPone, Anika Noni Rose, Nate Parker and Marlon Wayans. Last year’s winners Alicia Vikander and Mark Rylance are also on the list.

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Louis Vuitton 2017 Cruise Collection

Alicia attended the Louis Vuitton 2017 Cruise Collection yesterday, which took place at Oscar Niemeyer’s Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum on Saturday. She looked smashing in a Louis Vuitton patterned dress, and the first batch of high quality photos have been added to our gallery! Alicia was seated next to Jaden Smith and Catherine Deneuve. Thank you so much to my friend at Fassbender Online for helping us with some of the photos – more will be added later.

Categories Gallery Updates Tulip Fever

‘Tulip Fever’ Exclusive Poster

normal_01-99 INDIEWIRE – Justin Chadwick’s “Tulip Fever” follows Jan Van Loos (Dane DeHaan), an artist commissioned by the rich Cornelis Sandvoort (Christoph Waltz) to paint the portrait of his young wife Sophia (Alicia Vikander). Set in 17th century Netherlands, the film focuses on the relationship between the passionate Jan and the unhappy Sophia, and their scheme to run away together by investing in the risky but lucrative tulip market to secure their future. Based on the novel by Deborah Moggach, whose novel “These Foolish Things” was adapted into “The Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Tulip Fever” is a period drama about forbidden love and leaps of faith. […]

Justin Chadwick previously directed “The Other Boleyn Girl,” “The First Grader,” and last year’s biopic “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.” The film’s screenplay is written by playwright Tom Stoppard, whose works like “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” and “Arcadia” are widely acclaimed; he also penned screenplays for Terry Gilliam’s “Brazil,” John Madden’s “Shakespeare In Love,” and Joe Wright’s “Anna Karenina.” Alicia Vikander recently received the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “The Danish Girl.” She can also be seen in the upcoming “Jason Bourne” film and Derek Cianfrance’s “The Light Between Oceans” opposite Michael Fassbender. Other cast members include Zach Galifianakis (“Baskets”), Judi Dench (“Chocolat”), Jack O’Connell (“Starred Up”), Holiday Grainger (“The Borgias”), Matthew Morrison (“Glee”), Cara Delevingne (“Paper Towns”), Tom Hollander (“In The Loop”), and more.

“Tulip Fever” will be released in theaters on July 15th.

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People Magazine Outtakes (exclusive)!

Hello Alicia fans! Over the next few weeks, we will share a lot of new-old photoshoot outtakes with you. Up first is one we’re extremely excited about; 25 gorgeous outtakes from the shoot Alicia did for People Magazine this year! Enjoy the pretty photos in our gallery, but please do not re-post them anywhere else.