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

without naming directly Andrea Riseboroughwhose unexpected Best Actress Oscar nomination Tuesday for indie To Lesley has sparked widespread conversation and questions about the grassroots campaign that led to it, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences appeared to acknowledge in a statement released Friday that it is investigating the matter.

The statement is reproduced in its entirety below.

It is the Academy’s goal to ensure that the Awards competition is conducted in a fair and ethical manner, and we are committed to an inclusive awards process.

We are reviewing the campaign procedures surrounding this year’s nominees to ensure no guidelines have been violated and to inform us if changes to the guidelines may be necessary in a new era of social media and digital communications.

We are confident in the integrity of our nomination and voting processes and support sincere grassroots campaigns for outstanding performance.

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