The new recruits -- who "represent the best in our global film community" -- include stars like America Ferrera, Brie Larson, Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, Idris Elba, Star Wars: A Force Awakens actor John Boyega, and Michael B. Jordan.
Here are a handful of the other actors chosen to join the Academy:
Anthony Anderson Kate Beckinsale Rose Byrne Vivica A. Fox Andrew Garfield Tom Hiddleston Oscar Isaac Dakota Johnson Patti LuPone Regina King Rachel McAdams Eva Mendes Freida Pinto Michelle Rodriguez Tessa Thompson Gabrielle Union Alicia Vikander Emma Watson
Selma director Ava Duvernay, who has long been outspoken about the Academy's need to diversify, told The Los Angeles Times, "I'm proud of the effort. It was intentional. It was intense. It was inclusive. And it was imperative. The Academy is heading in the right direction on a long road. A good start."
"This class continues our long-term commitment to welcoming extraordinary talent reflective of those working in film today," Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs said in a statement. "We encourage the larger creative community to open its doors wider, and create opportunities for anyone interested in working in this incredible and storied industry."
Now, look back on how Chris Rock addressed the lack of diversity -- and Jada Pinkett Smith's boycott -- during last year's Oscars monologue.