Academy ‘Conducting a Assessment’ After Actress’ Shock Oscar Nom
Days after Andrea Riseborough shocked Hollywood by touchdown a Greatest Actress Oscar nomination for her little-seen movie To Leslie, the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences introduced that it’s “conducting a assessment of marketing campaign procedures” to ensure none of its guidelines had been violated.
“It’s the Academy’s purpose to make sure that the Awards competitors is carried out in a good and moral method, and we’re dedicated to making sure an inclusive awards course of,” the assertion reads.
“We’re conducting a assessment of the marketing campaign procedures round this 12 months’s nominees, to make sure that no tips had been violated, and to tell us whether or not modifications to the rules could also be wanted in a brand new period of social media and digital communication. We have now confidence within the integrity of our nomination and voting procedures, and assist real grassroots campaigns for excellent performances.”
Riseborough’s sudden nomination, which probably got here on the expense of these for girls of coloration like The Lady King’s Viola Davis and Until’s Danielle Deadwyler, got here after a number of days of intense social media campaigning by well-known figures together with Edward Norton, Gwyneth Paltrow and even fellow Greatest Actress nominee Cate Blanchett.
Selection experiences that Academy member Frances Fisher could have damaged the foundations with an Instagram publish making an attempt to spice up Riseborough that talked about attainable competitors: Viola Davis, Michelle Yeoh, Deadwyler and Blanchett.
If somebody makes a proper grievance about Fisher’s publish, she may very well be suspended from the Academy for a 12 months, although it probably wouldn’t have an effect on Riseborough’s candidacy.
Solely 9 nominations have ever been rescinded within the Academy’s historical past.