Oscars: Film Editor Mark Goldblatt Wins Run-Off Election for Academy Board Seat

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In the run-off, he defeated Maryann Brandon.

Mark Goldblatt has won a run-off election and secured a seat representing the film editors branch on the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization said Monday.

Returning to the board after a one-year hiatus, he will join Carol Littleton and Michael Tronick in representing the branch.

The Academy announced the results of its elections for its 2016-2017 board on July 18, but out of the 17 branches, the election in the film editors branch resulted in a tie between Goldblatt and Maryann Brandon, necessitating a run-off election, which was held last week. This is the third time in Academy history that a tie occurred in the balloting. Run-off elections were held in 2009 in the directors branch and last year in the writers branch.

Goldblatt, who received a film editing Oscar nomination for 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day, also has edited such films as Armageddon, Pearl Harbor and X-Men: The Last Stand.

Each of the Academy's 17 branches are represented by three governors, who may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms. The board also includes three governors-at-large appointed by the Academy. As a result of the final branch election, the total number of women who now sit on the Academy's board is 17, one less than on the previous board.



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