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Andrea Riseborough's 'To Leslie' Co-Star Marc Maron Slams Academy for Investigating Her Nomination

Andrea Riseborough's 'To Leslie' Co-Star Marc Maron Slams Academy for Investigating Her Nomination

Marc Maron is speaking out to defend Andrea Riseborough‘s Oscar nomination and to slam the Academy for investigating it.

The two actors starred in the movie To Leslie and Andrea received a Best Actress nomination for her work in the film, which only got a small theatrical release last year.

A grassroots campaign was launched to secure Andrea an Oscar nomination and when the nominations were announced, her Oscar dreams came true. The Academy later revealed that they would be “conducting a review of the campaign procedures around this year’s nominees” to make sure that campaigns were “conducted in a fair and ethical manner.”

On the latest episode of Marc‘s “WTF” podcast, he reacted to the investigation.

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“Apparently, the Academy of Motion Picture Sciences or whatever the f–k it is has decided to investigate Andrea Riseborough’s grassroots campaign to get her the Oscar nomination,” Marc said (via Variety). “Because I guess it so threatens their system that they’re completely bought out by corporate interests in the form of studios.”

He continued, “Millions of dollars [are] put into months and months of advertising campaigns, publicity, screenings by large corporate entertainment entities and Andrea was championed by her peers through a grassroots campaign which was pushed through by a few actors. The Academy is [like], ‘Well, we gotta take a look at this. This is not the way it’s supposed to work. Independent artists don’t deserve the attention of the Academy unless we see how it works exactly. So, we’re going to look into this.’”

“Nothing is going to happen because of [an investigation]. It was in earnest, the campaign, and it is not undeserving. But I’m glad the Academy — at the behest of special interest and corporate interest and paranoia about how they look — are doing an investigation. Who gives a f–k!” he concluded.

Marc believes that Andrea will get to keep her nomination.

Only nine people have had their Oscars nominations taken away from them.

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