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
[…] por seu trabalho em A Mulher Rei, a Academia de Artes e Ciências Cinematográficas (Via AwardsRadar) que estará investigando a campanha por trás da indicação de Andrea […]
I have to admit, I was going to invoke Betteridge’s law of headlines and dismiss the source as a clickbait nothingburger, but to Matthew Belloni’s credit, he does bring up some worthwhile questions around Academy rules and what is and isn’t an “appropriate” way to promote your favorite achievements within the industry you work in.
Is it really a “grassroots” campaign if it consisted of Andrea Riseborough‘s well-known and influential colleagues in the actors’ branch who could directly appeal to their industry pals in a way United Artists couldn’t with Till or Sony Pictures couldn’t with The Woman King? I honestly don’t know.