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Laura Dern Is Not the Academy President, But All Is Not Lost

Original story at IndieWire• 4 mentions • 2 months ago

This week, awards season pundits braced for big news as the Academy voted on its new president. Laura Dern was considered one of the frontrunners, but withdrew herself at the last minute, and the winner wasn’t even being discussed in most reports: Veteran cinematographer John Bailey took over the post from Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and while some coverage of the news suggests that he’s a fairly conservative choice, that may not be the case. In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson discuss the surprise news and what it means for the future of AMPAS as ...