Andrea Riseborough: Oscar nomination for To Leslie performance is safe – despite campaigning ‘concerns’ | Ents & Arts News

British star Andrea Riseborough’s Oscar nomination for best actress is secure, the Academy said after a review – although the campaigning tactics used by the film she starred in did not. “causing concern”.

Organization opened an investigation just three days since the announcement of 2023 Oscar shortlist, after by Riseborough The unexpected nod to her performance in To Leslie led to much discussion about campaigning.

Academy bosses say they want to make sure no guidelines are breached this year.

Cate Blanchett poses in the press room with the award for best actress for the film "Pitches" at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel on Sunday, January 15, 2023, in Los Angeles.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Cate Blanchett was one of the stars who praised Riseborough’s performance. Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

While many studios spend millions on their award-season campaigns, the indie film To Leslie relies on meager budgets and word of mouth to get attention.

Riseborough’s nomination comes after some very public backing from stars including Kate Winslet, Jennifer AnistonEdward Norton and cate Blanchett – who is currently competing for an Oscar alongside the British actress.

Following the review, the Academy released a statement on behalf of chief executive Bill Kramer, saying the “social media and outreach advocacy tactics” the film used had “caused concern.” “.

“Based on concerns that emerged last week around the To Leslie Awards campaign, the Academy has begun reviewing the film’s advocacy tactics,” the statement read.

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“The Academy has determined that the activity in question has not increased to such an extent that the film’s nomination was rescinded.

“However, we have discovered disturbing social media and outreach advocacy tactics. These tactics are being addressed directly with the responsible parties.”

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Riseborough’s performance in To Leslie was critically acclaimed, but before the Oscars, she was not nominated for any major awards.

In the film, she plays an alcoholic single mother after winning the lottery, before changing her life when she is offered a job by an innkeeper.

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Kramer’s statement on Tuesday continued: “The purpose of the Academy’s campaign regulations is to ensure a fair and ethical awarding process – these are the core values ​​of the Academy. forest.

“Given this assessment, it is clear that components of the regulation must be clarified to help create a better framework for respectful, inclusive and impartial campaigning.

“These changes will be implemented after this award cycle and will be shared with our members.

“The Academy strives to create an environment where votes are based solely on the artistic and technical merits of qualifying films and achievements.”

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