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CHRIS Hemsworth and Margot Robbie may not have Os­cars, but they can help de­cide who wins them.

The Academy of Mo­tion Pic­ture Arts and Sci­ences has beefed up its Aus­tralian mem­ber­ship.

In­vi­ta­tions to join Hol­ly­wood’s most ex­clu­sive club have gone out to Hemsworth, Robbie and Rebel Wilson, wri­ter­di­rec­tor-pro­ducer Jo­ce­lyn Moor­house ( The Dress­maker and Proof) and mu­si­cians Nick Cave and War­ren Ellis.

They and at least a dozen other Aussies are among 774 in­dus­try in­sid­ers from 57 coun­tries to get the nod, a huge bump in the an­nual to­tal the academy usu­ally hands out. It will now have more than 7000 mem­bers.

It has been on a ma­jor mem­ber­ship drive af­ter be­ing crit­i­cised for a lack of di­ver­sity among those who vote for the Os­cars.

Margot Robbie

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