How does voting work? continued
The Board of Governors, on behalf of the Academy Branch Executive Committees, must encourage all AMPAS members to join.
A member may be nominated for membership based on other significant contributions to the motion picture field, or a member may propose a name based on other significant contributions to the motion picture field.
New membership applications are reviewed each year. Although the names of people asked to join the academy were not revealed in press releases until 2007, the academy does not publicly announce their membership.
According to the 2007 press release, the organization has just under 6,000 voting members.
While membership grew back then, stricter regulations have kept it stable ever since.
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