List of invitees for AMPAS Membership (2009)

The list of those invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as members in 2009.[1]


Name Film
  Casey Affleck The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Gone Baby Gone
  Emily Blunt Sunshine Cleaning, The Devil Wears Prada
  Michael Cera Juno, Superbad
  Viola Davis Doubt, State of Play
  James Franco Milk, Spider-Man
  Brendan Gleeson In Bruges, Mission: Impossible 2
  Anne Hathaway Rachel Getting Married, The Princess Diaries
  Taraji P. Henson The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Hustle & Flow
  Emile Hirsch Into the Wild, Lords of Dogtown
  Hugh Jackman X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Prestige
  Melissa Leo Frozen River, 21 Grams
  Jane Lynch Role Models, The 40-Year-Old Virgin
  Eddie Marsan Happy-Go-Lucky, The Illusionist
  James McAvoy Atonement, The Last King of Scotland
  Seth Rogen Monsters vs. Aliens, Knocked Up
  Paul Rudd I Love You, Man, Knocked Up
  Amy Ryan Changeling, Gone Baby Gone
  Michael Shannon Revolutionary Road, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
  Michelle Williams Wendy and Lucy, Brokeback Mountain
  Jeffrey Wright Quantum of Solace, W.


Name Film
  J. J. Blumenkranz Monster House, The Polar Express
  Konstantin Bronzit Lavatory – Lovestory, The Cat and the Fox
  Kendal Cronkhite Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Antz
  Rodolphe Guenoden Kung Fu Panda, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
  Byron Howard Bolt, Lilo & Stitch
  Kunio Katō La Maison en Petits Cubes
  Doug Sweetland Presto, The Incredibles
  Chris Williams Bolt, Chicken Little

Art directorsEdit

Name Film
  Andrew Ackland-Snow Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Notting Hill


  Matthew D. Loeb
  Redmond Morris

Casting directorsEdit

Name Film
  John Papsidera The Dark Knight, Agent Cody Banks
  Bernie Telsey Sex and the City, Across the Universe


Name Film
  Russ T. Alsobrook Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  Anthony Dod Mantle Slumdog Millionaire, The Last King of Scotland
  Henner Hofmann Ave Maria (film, La Leyenda de una Mascara (The Legend of the Mask)
  Claudio Miranda The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Failure to Launch
  Rodney Taylor Save Me, Wired to Win: Surviving the Tour de France
  Mandy Walker Australia, Shattered Glass

Costume designersEdit

Name Film
  Deborah Hopper Changeling, Million Dollar Baby
  Louise Mingenbach The Hangover, Superman Returns
  Michael O’Connor The Duchess, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
  Michael Wilkinson Watchmen, Babel


Name Film
  Rachid Bouchareb Days of Glory, Dust of Life
  Danny Boyle Slumdog Millionaire, Sunshine
  David Frankel Marley & Me, The Devil Wears Prada
  Rod Lurie Nothing but the Truth, The Contender
  Thomas McCarthy The Visitor, The Station Agent
  Tyler Perry Meet the Browns, Madea's Family Reunion
  Henry Selick Coraline, Monkeybone


Name Film
  William Gazecki Crop Circles: Quest for Truth, Waco: The Rules of Engagement
  Rachel Grady Jesus Camp, The Boys of Baraka
  Rory Kennedy Ghosts of Abu Ghraib, A Boy's Life
  Scott Hamilton Kennedy The Garden, OT: Our Town
  James Marsh Man on Wire, Wisconsin Death Trip
  Megan Mylan Smile Pinki, Lost Boys of Sudan
  Doug Pray Surfwise, Scratch


  Daniel D. A. Battsek
  Steve Beeks
  Graham W. Burke
  Joe Drake
  Erik Feig
  Paul Hanneman
  Donald P. Harris
  Claudia Lewis

Film editorsEdit

Name Film
  Roger Barton Speed Racer, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
  Hank Corwin What Just Happened, The New World
  Chris Dickens Slumdog Millionaire, Shaun of the Dead
  Elliot Graham Milk, Superman Returns
  Kathryn Himoff Appaloosa, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
  Leo Trombetta Little Children, Northfork
  Brent White Step Brothers, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  Pam Wise Then She Found Me, Transamerica

Live action short filmsEdit

Name Film
  Reto Caffi Auf der Strecke (On the Line), Leos Freunde
  Jochen Alexander Freydank Toyland, Dienst (Duty)
  F. Carter Pilcher The Dreaming, Bitter

Makeup and hairstylistsEdit

Name Film
  Howard Berger Seven Pounds, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  Mike Elizalde Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  Louis Lazzara Race to Witch Mountain, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
  Gerald Quist Tropic Thunder, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause


Name Film
  Jeff Danna Lakeview Terrace, Fracture
  Andrew Dorfman Baby Mama, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
  Peter Gabriel WALL-E, Philadelphia
  Clint Mansell The Wrestler, The Fountain
  A. R. Rahman Slumdog Millionaire, Elizabeth: The Golden Age


Name Film
  Mark Ciardi The Game Plan, The Rookie
  Christian Colson Slumdog Millionaire, The Descent
  Gordon Gray Invincible, Miracle
  Broderick Johnson One Missed Call, P.S. I Love You
  Cathy Konrad 3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line
  Andrew Kosove Racing Stripes, Dude, Where's My Car?
  James Lassiter Hancock, Lakeview Terrace
  Russell Smith Juno, The Libertine
  Paula Wagner Death Race, Elizabethtown

Production designersEdit

Name Film
  Donald Graham Burt The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Zodiac
  Michael Carlin The Duchess, In Bruges
  Jane Ann Stewart The Savages, Sideways
  Kevin Thompson Duplicity, Michael Clayton

Public relationsEdit

  Michael D. Camp
  Marc Cohen
  Megan Colligan
  James C. Gallagher
  David Kaminow
  Sal Ladestro
  Maria Pekurovskaya
  Elizabeth Petit

Set decoratorsEdit

Name Film
  Rebecca Alleway The Duchess, The Last King of Scotland
  Peter Lando The Dark Knight, The Invisible
  Barbara Munch Cameron-Bottle Shock, Rent

Scenic artistsEdit

Name Film
  Robert Topol Doubt, The Departed


Name Film
  Michael Barry The Reader, Mamma Mia!
  Derek Casari The Soloist, Beowulf
  Aaron Glascock Deception; Good Night, and Good Luck.
  Ren Klyce Zodiac, The Fight Club
  Peter F. Kurland No Country for Old Men, Walk the Line
  Karen Baker Landers 27 Dresses, The Bourne Ultimatum
  Hamilton Sterling Fool's Gold, Scary Movie 4
  Deborah Wallach Frost/Nixon, The Da Vinci Code
  Kim Waugh Shade, Monster's Ball

Visual effectsEdit

Name Film
  Christopher Bond Idlewild, Superman Returns
  Matthew Butler The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Letters from Iwo Jima
  Chris Corbould The Dark Knight, Casino Royale
  Rob Engle Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience, Beowulf
  Scott Gordon Nim's Island, Spider-Man 3
  Hal Hickel Iron Man, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
  Van Ling Milk, Vanilla Sky
  Shane Mahan Iron Man, War of the Worlds
  Steve Preeg The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  Tim Webber The Dark Knight, Children of Men
  Edson Williams Star Trek (2009), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


Name Film
  John August Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie's Angels
  Dustin Lance Black Milk
  Courtney Hunt Frozen River
  Howard A. Rodman Savage Grace, Joe Gould's Secret

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "The Academy opens the doors to 134 new members". Retrieved 2019-11-19.