Christina Ricci slams Academy as ‘backward’ over review of Andrea Riseborough’s surprise Oscars nom
Christina Ricci has slammed the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ upcoming review of nominees as “backward.”
The 42-year-old actress responded to the news that the awards body – which is set to be conducting a review of the campaign procedures around this year’s nominees following Andrea Riseborough’s surprise nomination in the Best Actress category for her role in To Leslie – noting that the action taken following their “surprise nomination” following a campaign as a “hilarious” move.
She wrote on Instagram: “Seems hilarious that the ‘surprise nomination’ (meaning tons of money wasn’t spent to position this actress) of a legitimately brilliant performance is being met with an investigation. So it’s only the films and actors that can afford the campaigns that deserve recognition? Feels elitist and exclusive and frankly very backward to me. And I’msure she had nothing to do with the campaigning. These things aren’t controlled or decided by the actors themselves and yet now her nomination will be tainted by this. And it’s taken away shame on them.
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