Filipino actress Dolly de Leon has joined music superstars and fellow actors in the list of showbiz industry people invited to join the organization behind the Oscars.
The actress joined the lineup with music superstars Taylor Swift and The Weeknd and fellow actors Austin Butler, Keke Palmer, and Oscar-winning Ke Huy Quan to join the organization behind the Oscars.
Other invitees were Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, who directed Everything Everywhere All at Once, which won seven Oscars alongside the prize for Best Picture, according to an AFP report. The Academy said 76 Oscar nominees and 22 winners are among the invitees.
On Dolly’s Instagram post, she confirmed that she scored an invitation to join the panel that decides who gets to win an Oscar.
Dolly de Leon, a veteran actress, previously brought pride to the country after being nominated as the first Filipino actor at the BAFTAs and the Golden Globe for her performance in the Palme d’Or winning film Triangle of Sadness.
“My dream has always been clear to me — to work with artists I admire and respect. This (referring to the Academy invite) was never part of the plan. No,” she wrote on Instagram.
“Did I even wish for it to happen? No. Because I never thought it could. But it’s happened and it’s a step closer to the goal and gives many others like me HOPE.”
“For those of you who dare to dream, know that nothing is impossible. Now it’s your turn. Laban!” De Leon added as an encouragement for her colleagues.
Moreover, De Leon is also a part of upcoming Hollywood films Grand Death Lotto, Awkwafina, and Between Temples. – WhatALife!/Val