Academy Decides Not to Revoke Andrea Riseborough’s Surprise Oscar Nomination

The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will not revoke Andrea Riseborough’s surprise nomination for an Oscar in the category of best actress in a leading role for her performance in the film “Leslie”, the world’s news agencies reported.

The organization announced its decision after a meeting to discuss the aggressive campaign believed to have led to the nomination.

The British star turned out to be among the candidates for the award for her portrayal of an alcoholic single mother in the not particularly popular production “Leslie”, and this shocked the experts.

The unexpected nomination has raised questions about whether the campaign for Riseborough violated lobbying rules put in place by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Hollywood celebrities posted comments on social media praising the film’s performance.

After the Academy’s meeting Tuesday, Academy Executive Director Bill Cramer said the campaign “does not rise to such a level that the nomination should be cancelled“.

However, the organization found that “social media and campaigning tactics cause concern“, he added. The academy began a review of the rules after media publications, BTA writes.

It limits the ways in which studios can approach its voting members, as well as how often and what communications can be within honors campaigns.

Nominations for the prestigious statuettes were announced on January 24, and the award ceremony will take place on March 12 in Los Angeles.

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