OSCAR-winning actor Jamie Foxx has been invited to join the prestigious ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES - alongside British stars CLIVE Owen and SOPHIE OKENEDO.

The RAY star, who won this year's (05) Best Actor ACADEMY AWARD for his role in the biopic, will be inducted into the US organisation at an invitation-only reception on 21 September (05) with 112 other new members.

Oscar nominees are automatically considered for membership, although they are not necessarily asked to join the academy which has invited fewer members this year (05) to slow down its growth.

26/06/2005 02:51