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Pharrell Williams, "Frozen" Duo Invited to Join the Motion Picture Academy

Image courtesy of ABC/Adam Taylor (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of ABC/Adam Taylor (via ABC News Radio)

Now that he's an Oscar nominee -- for his #1 hit "Happy" -- Pharrell Williams is getting a special perk:  he's been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  If he accepts the invitation, he'll have the power to vote each year on who gets to take home an Oscar.

He is one of 271 artists and executives who've been invited to join this year, in a variety of categories.  Pharrell has been invited to join the Music branch, along with Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder , and Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez , the duo who penned the songs for Frozen, and who beat out Pharrell for the Oscar earlier this year.

Actors who've been invited to join the Academy this year include Michael Fassbender , Lupita Nyong'o , Chris Rock , Julia Louis-Dreyfus , Josh Hutcherson , Paul Dano , Clark Gregg , Jason Statham and David Straithairn .


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