In the days before the Academy Award nominations were announced, a buzz had been building that within the industry, a grassroots effort was going on to get Andrea Riseborough a Best Actress nomination. Her performance in To Leslie was well regarded by those who saw it (including Joey here, who also spoke to her here), but it seemed way outside the box, in terms of a likely nomination. Then, it happened, benefitting from a person to person urging, as opposed to a studio effort. Well, apparently it has rubbed some the wrong way.
According to Puck News, the Academy is looking into the campaign after some questions have been raised. Now, it’s unlikely that much will come of this, but considering how surprisingly effective the effort was, as well as who Riseborough seemingly jumped in line at the last minute, it’s not a shock that Oscar is going to discuss what happened. Stay tuned.
Source: Puck News