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Oscars: Film Academy Enacts Sweeping Reforms of Campaign Rules in Response to Andrea Riseborough Controversy

In response to several controversial campaigns last Oscar season — most notably the social media-centric and event-hosting efforts of A-listers in support of Andrea Riseborough, who landed an unexpected best actress Oscar nom for the little-seen indie To Leslie — the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has enacted the most […]

‘To Leslie,’ Which Landed Andrea Riseborough an Oscar Nom, Sells Internationally (Exclusive)

To Leslie, the acclaimed low-budget drama that landed star Andrea Riseborough a surprise Oscar nomination for best actress (one that sparked no shortage of debate across the industry), has scored multiple international sales for Mister Smith Entertainment. Having already been given a limited release in the U.S. in October last year with Momentum and a […]

How to Watch the 2023 Oscars Around the World

If you are excited to find out who wins the 2023 Oscars and experience the glitz and glamour they bring, but aren’t attending the 95th Academy Awards in L.A. this Sunday, March 12, you can, of course, catch all the action on TV or online. As is tradition, ABC will be broadcasting the ceremony, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, in the U.S. […]

Andrea Riseborough: Oscar’s Most Talked-About Nominee Breaks Her Silence

Andrea Riseborough — the shapeshifting actress whose name is on everyone’s lips — has lived in Los Angeles since 2010. But right now she’s back in her native England, where she’s filming the HBO miniseries The Palace, a period political satire co-starring Kate Winslet. A swanky hotel tucked discreetly at the end of a narrow […]

Spike Lee on Beyoncé’s Grammy Album of the Year Loss: “We Know What the Deal Is”

Spike Lee says that Beyoncé’s album of the year loss at this year’s Grammys was “some straight-up bullshit” while discussing the “tricky territory of validation” Black artists find themselves in during awards season. In an interview with The Guardian, the Oscar winner shared his feelings about how the most awarded artist in Grammys history has […]

Oscars: Film Academy Declines to Take Punitive Action in Response to Divisive Andrea Riseborough Campaign

No punitive action will be taken by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences against best actress Oscar nominee Andrea Riseborough or those who lobbied for her to receive recognition for her portrayal of a spiraling alcoholic in To Leslie, the organization announced Tuesday. “The Academy has determined the activity in question does not […]

‘Avatar 2’ Flies Past ‘Star Wars: Force Awakens‘ at Global Box Office, ’To Leslie’ Disappears

The milestones keep coming for Avatar: The Way of Water. James Cameron’s blockbuster is now the fourth-top-grossing film of all time at the global box office after passing up the $2.071 billion grossed globally by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, not adjusted for inflation. The Way of Water finished Friday with a worldwide cume of […]

Oscars Op-Ed: Why Surprise Nominee Andrea Riseborough Is Unlikely to Face Sanctions for Unusual Campaign

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Friday that it is “conducting a review” of this season’s Oscar campaigns, with the grassroots effort that resulted in a surprising best actress Oscar nomination for Andrea Riseborough’s performance in the independent film To Leslie almost certainly the main focus of their inquiry. The nom […]

Oscars: Film Academy “Conducting a Review” Amid Questions About Andrea Riseborough’s Campaign

Without directly naming Andrea Riseborough, whose unexpected best actress Oscar nomination on Tuesday for the indie To Leslie has sparked widespread conversation and questions about the grassroots campaign that led up to it, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in a statement issued Friday, appeared to acknowledge that it is looking into the […]

‘To Leslie’ Going Back Into Select Theaters Following Andrea Riseborough’s Oscar Nom

Grassroots campaigning has its place — even in the Oscar race. There was a collective gasp across Hollywood this week when Andrea Riseborough was nominated for best actress for her performance in To Leslie, an indie movie that many haven’t heard of despite rave reviews. The Canadian-based Momentum Pictures acquired To Leslie out of the […]

Andrea Riseborough on Surprise Oscar Nom: “The Support Has Been Baffling”

Of all the snubs and surprises among the 95th Academy Award nominations, there was one that united most in a collective shock: Andrea Riseborough’s best actress nomination for her role as the title character in Momentum Pictures’ To Leslie. Directed by Michael Morris from a screenplay by Ryan Binaco (inspired by his own relationship with […]

Andrea Riseborough’s Last-Minute and Star-Studded Oscars Campaign Pays Off With Surprise Best Actress Nom

In a year crowded with best actress contenders, it pays to have famous friends in your court. Andrea Riseborough has secured a surprise leading actress nomination for To Leslie, Michael Morris’ small indie drama about a Texas woman trying to get her life back on track after years of battling addiction, ahead of the 95th […]