Days after Andrea Riseborough shocked Hollywood Receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress to her Little seen movie to LeslieThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that it was “conducting a review of campaign procedures” to ensure that none of its rules were broken.
“The Academy’s goal is to ensure that the awards competition is conducted in a fair and ethical manner, and we are committed to ensuring an inclusive awards process,” the statement read.
We are conducting a review of the campaign procedures for this year’s candidates, to ensure that no guidelines have been breached, and to inform us if changes to the guidelines are needed in the new age of social and digital communication. We have confidence in the integrity of our nomination and voting procedures, and support genuine grassroots campaigns for outstanding performance.”
Riseborough’s unexpected candidacy, which likely came at the expense of those women of color The King’s WomanViola Davis And until’Daniel Didwillerafter several days of intense social media campaigning by famous figures including Edward Norton, Gwyneth Paltrow, and even fellow Best Actress nominee Cate Blanchett.
variety Reports suggest Academy member Frances Fisher may have broken the rules with an Instagram post trying to promote Riseborough that mentioned potential competition: Viola Davis, Michelle Yeoh, Didwiller and Blanchett.
If someone made a formal complaint about Fisher’s job, they could be suspended from the Academy for a year, though it likely wouldn’t affect Riseborough’s candidacy.
Only nine nominations have been nullified in Academy history.
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