Earlier today, the Academy sent an email to all members with the final list of Board of Governors candidates. Conspicuously absent is Netflix CEO and Ted Sarandos, who hosted a recent Academy museum fundraiser and was hoping to get a chance to run for the board.
Also absent is Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the current president of AMPAS, who’s stepping down this August and not seeking a third three-year term on the 54-member board. You have to be on the board in order to run for President. Others no longer in the running are Sony Pictures Classics and CBS Films executives Michael Barker and Terry Press, producer Paula Wagner, director Brett Ratner and actors Queen Latifah and Lou Diamond Phillips. Actress Laura Dern is one current board member who is backed by Academy CEO Dawn Hudson and gaining support.
The final election begins Monday, June 19 and closes on Friday, June 23.
Among the final list of candidates sent along by an Academy spokesperson (below) are a diverse selection, among them actors branch members Geena Davis, Whoopi Goldberg, Edward James Olmos and Rita Wilson (the popular wife of current board member Tom Hanks), cinematographers Guillermo Navarro and Mandy Walker, directors Kimberly Peirce and Kasi Lemmons, executive Lucy Fisher, A & E Indie Films documentary producer Molly Thompson, editor Tina Hirsch and film, TV writers John Ridley, Aline Brosh McKenna and Dana Stevens and former Academy marketing executive Christina Kounelias.
Also vying for a seat are Oscar telecast co-producer Michael De Luca and low-budget horror-monger Jason Blum, as well as several players who used to run studios, among them Rob Friedman, David Linde, and Dick Cook, along with Pixar chief Edwin Catmull.
|Edward James Olmos||Actors|
|Kerry Barden||Casting Directors|
|Lora Kennedy||Casting Directors|
|Joseph Middleton||Casting Directors|
|Ilene Starger||Casting Directors|
|Russell P. Carpenter||Cinematographers|
|Judianna Makovsky||Costume Designers|
|Ellen Mirojnick||Costume Designers|
|Isis Mussenden||Costume Designers|
|John F. DeCuir, Jr.||Designers|
|Wynn P. Thomas||Designers|
|Donald M. Petrie||Directors|
|Daniel R. Fellman||Executives|
|Dody J. Dorn||Film Editors|
|Tina Hirsch||Film Editors|
|Richard Marks||Film Editors|
|Michael Tronick||Film Editors|
|Kathryn L. Blondell||Makeup Artists and Hairstylists|
|Martin Samuel||Makeup Artists and Hairstylists|
|John C. Debney||Music|
|Michael De Luca||Producers|
|Tony Angellotti||Public Relations|
|Bruce R. Feldman||Public Relations|
|Rob Friedman||Public Relations|
|Christina Kounelias||Public Relations|
|Darlie Brewster||Short Films and Feature Animation|
|Edwin Catmull||Short Films and Feature Animation|
|Bob Kurtz||Short Films and Feature Animation|
|Thomas R. Sito||Short Films and Feature Animation|
|Teri E. Dorman||Sound|
|Richard Edlund||Visual Effects|
|Joe Letteri||Visual Effects|
|Theresa Ellis Rygiel||Visual Effects|
|Bill Taylor||Visual Effects|
|Aline Brosh McKenna||Writers|