Dolly De Leon’s announcement on her official Instagram account.

Critically acclaimed Filipino actress Dolly de Leon has been invited to become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization behind the award-giving body Oscars.

In a press release posted by the academy on Thursday, June 29, de Leon was mentioned as among the 398 invitees that comprised artists and executives selected “based on professional qualifications, and commitment to representation, inclusion, and equity.”

Academy CEO Bill Kramer and President Janet Yang said: “The Academy is proud to welcome these artists and professionals into our membership. They represent extraordinary global talent across cinematic disciplines, and have made a vital impact on the arts and sciences of motion pictures and on movie fans worldwide.” 

According to the academy bylaws, candidates wishing to become a member must be sponsored by two members from the branch to which the personality seeks admission. 

Oscar nominees are automatically considered for membership in the organization.

De Leon confirmed her membership on the same day the invitation was given and expressed her excitement on Instagram, saying the invite was “one step closer to her goal and giving others hope.”

De Leon had her international breakthrough as a luxury yacht cleaning staff in the satirical black comedy “Triangle of Sadness”. 

Her performance clinched several accolades, including best supporting actress nominations in this year’s Golden Globes and British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs), and a win from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

She is working on a dark comedy film titled “A Very Good Girl” along with co-star Kathryn Bernardo. De Leon was also confirmed to work with American actress Nicole Kidman in Hulu’s original series “Nine Perfect Strangers.” Xander Lauren Cipriano