The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has said that it is “doing a review of campaign protocols” to ensure that none of its rules were breached after Andrea Riseborough received a Best Actress Oscar nod for her role in the underappreciated film To Leslie.
“It is the Academy’s goal to ensure that the Awards competition is conducted fairly and ethically, and we are committed to ensuring an inclusive awards process,” the statement reads.
“We are conducting a review of the campaign procedures around this year’s nominees, to ensure that no guidelines were violated, and to inform us whether changes to the guidelines may be needed in a new era of social media and digital communication. We have confidence in the integrity of our nomination and voting procedures, and support genuine grassroots campaigns for outstanding performances.”
After several days of intense social media campaigning by celebrities like Edward Norton, Gwyneth Paltrow, and even fellow Best Actress nominee Cate Blanchett, Riseborough received an unexpected nomination, likely at the expense of those for women of color like Viola Davis from The Woman King and Danielle Deadwyler from Till.
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According to Variety, Academy member and Riseborough supporter Frances Fisher may have broken the rules when she identified Viola Davis, Michelle Yeoh, Adam Deadwyler, and Cate Blanchett as potential rivals in an Instagram post.
An official complaint over Fisher’s post might lead to a yearlong suspension from the Academy, though this is unlikely to have any bearing on Riseborough’s chances of being elected. In the 89-year Academy Awards history, only nine nominations have been officially withdrawn.
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