The Academy has invited Hayao Miyazaki at least four previous times, and it also invited Studio Ghibli co-founder and producer Toshio Suzuki in 2014.
The Academy invited Studio Ghibli director Isao Takahata (Only Yesterday, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya) in 2015, but he declined the invitation.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its list of membership invitations on June 28.
The Academy initiated the changes in January 2016, with the intent to radically diversify its membership by the year 2020.
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