Sat. Jul 11th, 2020

Academy Re-elects Steven Spielberg

The results are in from the annual elections for one-third of the 51 non-appointed seats on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ board of governors — there are also three governors-at-large, appointed every three years by the president to advocate for diversity in Academy decisions — and it seems that Oscar voters are mostly happy with their existing leadership.


Ten of the 11 incumbents who were seeking re-election have been returned to the board: three-time Oscar winner Steven Spielberg (directors), Oscar nominee/Big Little Lies star Laura Dern (actors), Oscar nominee and Academy Science and Technology Council co-chair Craig Barron (visual effects), Kevin Collier (sound), Rain Man Oscar winner Mark Johnson (producers), Laura Karpman (music), Oscar nominee Jan Pascale (designers), Academy secretary David Rubin (casting directors), Fox Searchlight co-chief Nancy Utley (marketing and public relations) and Roger Ross Williams, the first black director ever to win an Oscar.


The 11th, meanwhile, Oscar nominee Mark Goldblatt (film editors), is headed to a runoff against challenger Dody Dorn. Members of the film editors branch will vote to determine the winner on June 17 and 18.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:   HBO; AP
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