The Movie Academy opinions the Oscar campaigns after a shock nomination

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Hollywood Movie Academy stated on Friday it’s reviewing this 12 months’s Oscar nominations, a day after a media report raised questions on a shock nod to British actress Andrea Riseborough.

On Tuesday, Riseborough was nominated for Greatest Actress for her position as an alcoholic single mom within the off-beat “To Leslie,” a shock to critics who didn’t count on her to be within the combine.

Puck media publication Thursday reported that the surprising nomination raised questions on whether or not Riseborough’s aggressive marketing campaign violated lobbying guidelines set by the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences.

The Academy issued a press release on Friday saying the group was “conducting a evaluate of marketing campaign procedures round this 12 months’s nominees, to make sure that no tips should not being breached.” The assertion didn’t point out Riseborough’s identify.

The assertion stated the evaluate additionally goals to “tell us whether or not modifications to the rules are wanted within the new period of social media and digital communication”.

The Academy limits how studios can attain voters, and the way usually and what they’ll say in any communication as a part of their Oscars campaigns.

Puck reported that the movie director’s spouse, actress Mary McCormack, and mates had “emailed and contacted a number of members of the Academy’s Actors Department, begging them to observe the little-seen alcoholic drama posted on-line about Riseborough’s wrenching efficiency”.

Buck stated dozens of A-list stars “praised her and helped her win the coveted nomination.”

Representatives for McCormack and Riseborough didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.

To Leslie has taken in $27,000 on the field workplace since its launch in October, in accordance with Field Workplace Mojo.

“We’ve got confidence within the integrity of our nomination and voting procedures, and assist real grassroots campaigns for excellent efficiency,” stated the Academy’s assertion.

The Oscar winners might be introduced on March twelfth.

(Reporting by Lisa Richwin) Modifying by Sandra Mahler

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