Matthew McConaughey & Michelle Yeoh invited to Oscars board

Newlywed Matthew Mcconaughey, former Bond girl Michelle Yeoh and 2012 Oscar winner Octavia Spencer have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

The three stars are among the 176 actors, film experts, directors, producers and executives invited to join the organisation which oversees the Oscars.

Also making the list this year: actors Simon Baker, Sean Bean, Melissa McCarthy, Andy Serkis, Jonah Hill, Jessica Chastain and The Artist stars Jean DuJardin and Berenice Bejo; cinematographers Florian Ballhaus and Guillaume Schiffman; directors Asghar Farhadi, Rodrigo Garcia, Terrence Malick and Michel Hazanavicius; composers Ludovic Bource and Conrad Pope, George Clooney's production partner Grant Heslov and horror writer Stephen King.