What does the Academy give you for delivering a controversial acceptance speech that gets you booed off the stage? A spot on their Board of Governors!
That is what has happened to Michael Moore, the documentary filmmaker whose Oscar acceptance speech for his 2002 film Bowling for Columbine got him booed off the stage by many in the audience. Moore is among the newest members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Board of Governors. He joins Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow and Lawrence of Arabia editor Ann Coates as the new electees to the Board.
Here is the rest of the press release:
The reelected governors are Curt Behlmer, Sound Branch; Rosemary Brandenburg, Art Directors; Richard Edlund, Visual Effects; Leonard Engelman, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists; Charles Fox, Music; Jim Gianopulos, Executives; Hawk Koch, Producers; Marvin Levy, Public Relations; and Frank Pierson, Writers.
Returning to the board after a hiatus are John Bailey, Cinematographers; Ed Begley, Jr., Actors; and Jon Bloom, Short Films and Feature Animation. Bailey previously served on the board from 1996 to 2002; Begley and Bloom both were governors from 2000 to 2009.
Fourteen of the Academyâ€™s 15 branches are represented by three governors, who may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms. Terms are staggered so that each branch elects or reelects one governor each year. The Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch is represented by a single governor.
I’m guessing that Fox and Friends will have some type of discussion about the over-liberalization of the Academy on tomorrow’s show.
[Source: Deadline Hollywood]