Andrea Riseborough Oscar Nomination Will Not Be Taken Away
Andrea Riseborough Oscar nomination for the role in the independent film To Leslie will keep her on the list of nominees for Best Actress this year. The CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Bill Kramer, made the announcement on Tuesday.
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The controversial Andrea Riseborough Oscar nominationwill not be taken away after the Academy looks into it. The British actor was a surprise nominee for best actress this year for her role in the low-budget drama To Leslie. Kate Winslet and Gwyneth Paltrow pushed for her nomination at the last minute.
People said the campaign was using unfair methods, so the Academy said it would look at how campaigns work from the inside.
Riseborough was nominated for best actress for her role as an alcoholic single mother in a movie that not many people saw. This came as a surprise to award experts, who didn't think she would be in the running.
Andrea Riseborough allowed to keep Oscar nomination
Andrea Riseborough's Oscar nomination for the independent drama "To Leslie" will not be taken away. However, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences did not like how people used social media to support her.
In response to Riseborough's surprise nomination for best actress, the film academy said it would "conduct a review of campaign procedures." On Tuesday, the group's board of governors met to talk about the matter.
In a statement to CNN on Tuesday, Bill Kramer, the CEO of the Academy, confirmed that "concerns" about the "To Leslie" awards campaign that led to Riseborough's nomination led to an investigation into the film's "campaign tactics." Bill Kramer, the academy's chief executive officer, said in a statement:
The academy has determined the activity in question does not rise to the level that the film’s nomination should be rescinded. However, we did discover social media and outreach campaigning tactics that caused concern. These tactics are being addressed with the responsible parties directly.- Bill Kramer
The academy refused to name the people who were to blame. Ms. Riseborough is a well-known British actress who was nominated for an Oscar last week for her role as a former lottery winner struggling with addiction in the drama "To Leslie," which not many people saw.
When the movie first came out in October, it only made $27,000 at the box office. Ms. Riseborough, on the other hand, became the talk of Hollywood when other actorsstarted praising her performance in public during Oscar season.
But some big names in Hollywood agreed with the critics, and stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Amy Adams, Kate Winslet, and Jennifer Aniston spoke out in support of Riseborough on social media (sometimes using similar language that made people raise their eyebrows) and in other places, like Q&As and screenings.
In their statement, the Academy did not say which rules may or may not have been broken during the campaigning for the film. Kramer said in his statement:
The purpose of the Academy’s campaign regulations is to ensure a fair and ethical awards process, these are core values of the Academy. Given this review, it is apparent that components of the regulations must be clarified to help create a better framework for respectful, inclusive, and unbiased campaigning.- Bill Kramer
He also said, "Changes will be made after this awards cycle," which he told Academy members.
Riseborough's co-star in "To Leslie," Marc Maron, was one of the people who didn't like the Academy's review. He said that the success of the movie "threatens their system," which is "bought out by corporate interests in the form of studios."
Thought to be in the running This year, the best actress category did not include Danielle Deadwyler ("Till") and Viola Davis ("The Woman King").
Michelle Williams ("The Fablemans"), Michelle Yeoh ("Everything, Everywhere, All at Once"), Ana de Armas ("Blonde"), and Cate Blanchett ("Tár") are also in the category. From March 2 through March 7, people can vote for the Oscars. March 12 is the date of the Oscars. Kramer's statement said:
The Academy tries to create an environment where votes are based only on the artistic and technical merits of the eligible films and achievements.- Bill Kramer