The Academy is being plunged into its own "Game of Thrones"-type leadership crisis, forcing the organization to handle its first test case against the procedures it created to handle misconduct.
Vanity Fair's Rebecca Keegan has been writing about the saga:
The Academy in January passed a new process for addressing allegations of member misconduct. In this case, the allegations came to light just ten days after the Oscars, which is significant because it suggests that possibly the person or the people bringing the allegations wanted to impact John Bailey but not affect the Academy itself.
Meanwhile, the process through which these allegations are handled is convoluted. "Though the Academy has more than 7,000 members," Keegan wrote, "it is actually run by a few dozen very involved people—like a P.T.A. where the same six parents plan every bake sale." The procedures themselves are handled by a very tight-knit group, making the issue of fairness that much more difficult.
- The Wes Anderson stop-motion movie "Isle of Dogs" did pretty well in limited release, despite being hounded by a controversy about cultural appropriation.
- Steven Spielberg, whose movie "Ready Player One" opens next weekend, doesn't think Netflix movies should be eligible for Oscars.
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