Oscar-nominated for 2013’s “Captain Phillips," Billy Ray has won the runoff election for the open Writers Branch seat on the 2015–16 Board of Governors. He also wrote "The Hunger Games" (2012) and "Shattered Glass" (2003). The first-time governor will join fellow writers Phil Robinson and Robin Swicord on the Board.
Ray beat out Larry Karaszewski, who had tied for the seat in the Board election earlier this month, only the second time in Academy history to show a tie; the last one was in 2009 in the Directors Branch. Three members represent each of 17 branches on the board, and serve three-year terms.
A full listing of the Academy’s 2015–16 Board of Governors is here.