By Indiewire | Indiewire July 6, 2006 at 12:22PM
Jake Gyllenhaal, Werner Herzog, Dolly Parton and Dakota Fanning were among those who received one of Hollywood's most exclusive invitations Wednesday. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which votes on the Oscars invited them to join its ranks. The Academy offered membership to 120 actors, directors, producers, animators, cinematographers, musicians, writers, editors and other industry professionals to fill vacancies in the organization created by retirement or death, academy President Sid Ganis said. AP reports.