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Andrea Riseborough to Keep Oscar Nomination, Academy Says Campaign Tactics Will Be Addressed

Andrea Riseborough to Keep Oscar Nomination, Academy Says Campaign Tactics Will Be Addressed

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released a statement in response to the controversy surrounding Andrea Riseborough‘s Oscar nomination for the film To Leslie.

The critically acclaimed actress received a surprise Best Actress nomination following a last-minute campaign from many members in Hollywood who voiced support for her performance.

The Academy had announced it was “conducting a review of campaign procedures” following the nominations announcement, but never named Andrea‘s nomination as the reason. It was rumored that a campaign ad violated procedures by referencing another Best Actress candidate.

After a Board of Governors meeting on Tuesday (January 31), the Academy decided that Andrea will keep her Best Actress nomination and the campaign tactics will be addressed in the future.

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“Based on concerns that surfaced last week around the To Leslie awards campaign, the Academy began a review into the film’s campaigning tactics. The Academy has determined the activity in question does not rise to the level that the film’s nomination should be rescinded.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,” Academy CEO Bill Kramer said in a statement (via Variety).

The statement continued, “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. These changes will be made after this awards cycle and will be shared with our membership. The Academy strives to create an environment where votes are based solely on the artistic and technical merits of the eligible films and achievements.”

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

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