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The Academy is facing a leadership crisis




Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President John Bailey attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 5, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President John Bailey attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 5, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
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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.

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