Days after Andrea Riseborough shocked Hollywood by earn an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her seldom seen film To Lesliethe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that it was “conducting a review of campaign procedures” to ensure 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 campaign procedures around this year’s nominees, to ensure that no guidelines have been violated and to advise if changes to the guidelines may be necessary in a new era of social media and social media. digital communications. We trust the integrity of our nomination and voting procedures, and support genuine grassroots campaigns for outstanding performance.
Riseborough’s unexpected nomination, which likely came at the expense of those of colored women like The woman king’Viola Davis and Up toby Danielle Deadwylercame after several days of intense social media campaigning by famous figures such as Edward Norton, Gwyneth Paltrow and even Best Actress nominee Cate Blanchett.
The variety reports that Academy member Frances Fisher may have broken the rules with an Instagram post attempting to boost Riseborough that mentioned possible competition: Viola Davis, Michelle Yeoh, Deadwyler and Blanchett.
If someone files a formal complaint about Fisher’s job, she could be suspended from the Academy for a year, though that likely won’t affect Riseborough’s candidacy.
Only nine nominations have been rescinded in the history of the Academy.