Of the 842 new members invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, half are women and 29% are people of color. The Academy has thereby doubled the percentage of nonwhite members over the last four years. In 2015, people of color accounted for 8% of Academy members. In 2019, that percentage has doubled. As it stands, the Academy counts 8,946 active members. The total membership including retired members is 9,794.