Suriya is the first Tamil actor to get an invitation to join the Oscar organiser’s membership committee. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts Sciences invited 397 artists and executives to join the Class of 2022.
The Class of 2022 will include 71 Oscar nominees and 15 winners. Along with Suriya, Kajol and Reema Kagti are part of the team.
Oscar winners of the year Ariana DeBose, Troy Kotsur and writer, director Sian Heder have been invited to the Directors and Writers branches.
Others who have been extended the invitation this year include Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell, Caitrione Balfe, Jesse Buckley, Olga Merediz, Kodi Smit-MPhee, Anya Taylor Joy.