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From the 2023 Oscar nominations were announced, a complex debate has erupted over Andrea Riseborough’s best actress nomination for her performance in the independent drama a leslie. After the actress was nominated, to the audible surprise of many who attended the event, the Academy announced a “review” of the campaign procedures surrounding this year’s nominees. An Academy decision that yellow jackets cast member Christina Ricci has attacked with a brutally honest condemnation.
The Academy said it would review campaign procedures around this year’s nominees to ensure “the awards competition is conducted fairly and ethically.” While Andrea Riseborough and a leslie it was not explicitly mentioned, many read between the lines. In an Instagram comment (via Independent), the Wednesday alum he noted how the Academy’s decision felt “elitist” and an attempt to disqualify films that don’t have enough money to aggressively campaign. The actress wrote:
The investigation’s findings are expected to be announced on Tuesday, January 31, and it’s possible, but unlikely, according to Variety, that his appointment will be terminated.
What surprised many about Andrea Riseborough’s Oscar spotlight was how much the film flew under the radar. a leslie it barely grossed more than $27,000 at the box office, and many had never heard of it.
The filmmaker behind the drama informed Deadline that they had “virtually no budget” for an awards campaign, so they had to rely on word of mouth and networking among friends and high-profile connections. Stars like Charlize Theron, Gwyneth Paltrow, Courteney Cox, Edward Norton, Jennifer Aniston, and Minnie Driver have reportedly held private screenings, and the grassroots campaign appears to have worked for the team behind it. a leslie.
While the Academy Awards have had their many of the controversial moments, only six nominations have been revoked since the Oscars began nearly a century ago. The independent film has already made history as one of the lowest-grossing films to receive a nomination. Still, if the actress is stripped of her nomination, the little film will sadly make more Oscar history.
While we wait to see what happens with Riseborough’s nomination, Christina Ricci fans can check out her latest work on Tim Burton’s hit series. Wednesday, that you are transmitting to anyone with a netflix subscription. a leslie is available to rent on VOD on Apple and Prime Video if you want to see Riseborough’s performance, before the Oscars air on March 12. In the meantime, check out the Movie release dates 2023 to plan your next movie experience.
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