Cynthia Erivo

Awkwafina, Zendaya among 819 invited to join film academy

Cynthia Erivo, John David Washington, Eva Longoria, Zendaya and Awkwafina are among the 819 people who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The organization that puts on the Oscars announced the new invitees Tuesday. If they accept, which most do, those in the new class will have voting privileges at this year’s Oscars.

Best Films of 2019

Look back on the most noteworthy films of 2019 and they all display a diverse array of superb talent—in front of and behind the camera.

Watch Cynthia Erivo Perform ‘Stand Up’ in the New Music Video Written for the Film ‘Harriet’

“Stand Up,” the original song written by Joshuah Brian Campbell and the film’s lead actress, GRAMMY®, Tony® and Emmy® winner Cynthia Erivo, serves as the film’s anthem to one of America’s greatest heroes, Harriet Tubman. The film is in theaters now and the song “Stand Up” is available both digitally and on CD here.