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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 […]

Where to Watch Andrea Riseborough Starrer ‘To Leslie’ Online

Andrea Riseborough was nominated for best actress for her role as a woman who wins the lottery, squanders her money, hits rock bottom and must return to her small Texas hometown.

‘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 […]

‘To Leslie’ Director Michael Morris Talks Making One of 2022’s Best-Reviewed Films and Wrapping Up ‘Better Call Saul’

For the last 15 years, Michael Morris has been one of the most respected and prolific TV directors in the business, and now he’s taken the leap into features with To Leslie, one of the best-reviewed films of the year. Currently, the Andrea Riseborough indie vehicle is certified fresh by Rotten Tomatoes, boasting a 98 […]