Oscars to continue nomination of actress Andrea Riseborough despite concerning campaign

British actress Andrea Riseborough, who received a nomination for Best Actress at this year’s Oscars, has been allowed to keep her nomination by the Oscars organizers despite being accused of a wrongful campaign for the nomination. The nomination of Andrea Riseborough came as a surprise for everyone because generally, Oscar nominations are followed by a significant buzz in other award ceremonies such as the Golden Globes, BAFTAs, and many others. But the name of Andrea Riseborough only sparked at the Oscars, the most prestigious awards ceremony in Hollywood and the global cinema world. Because of this, many are wondering what led the Oscars organizers to vote for Andrea Riseborough to be nominated for the Best Actress award, which has made careers of many aspiring actresses in Hollywood. Because of this, many have pointed fingers at the voting committee at this year’s Oscars. 

Andrea Riseborough, who is from Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, was nominated for her leading role in a small independent film named, To Leslie. The film had an extensively low budget for production, where Andrea played the role of a single alcoholic mother and her life after winning a lottery. Although she did a phenomenal job with her role in the film, she did not receive nominations for her role in any major awards ceremony. Andrea Riseborough is known for her roles in Matilda The Musical, The Kindness Of Strangers, Made In Dagenham, and Birdman, etc. But she was never nominated for any of her roles in the past at any major awards. Thus, questions were raised about her nomination to which the Oscars organizers said that they will be reviewing the nomination and will decide based on this review. Later, the Oscars announced that it will be continuing the nomination of Andrea Riseborough for Best Actress while stating that the issues surrounding her nomination were not of the scale to discard her name.

After looking deeper into the nomination of Andrea Riseborough, many found out that she was supported by many high-profile fans on the internet, which managed to garner a significant amount of attention. There were several posts on social media for some high-profile people with following in millions. These posts talked about how good of a movie To Leslie was and how well Andrea Riseborough has done her role as an alcoholic single mother. Some social media posts even compared the performance of Andrea Riseborough against other names that have been nominated for the Oscars, which goes against the guidelines of the Oscars. Although many such posts have been deleted, many have managed to trace them back. It was later found that these posts had connections with the official account of To Leslie, the movie starring Andrea Riseborough. As of now, Andrea Riseborough, Cate Blanchett, Michelle Yeoh, Ana de Armas, and Michelle Williams have been nominated for the Best Actress award at the Oscars 2023. The Oscars 2023 are scheduled on March 13th, where the biggest names of Hollywood in 2022 will be awarded the most prestigious award. Despite this, the concerns surrounding the nomination of Andrea Riseborough are bound to have a noticeable presence surrounding the Oscars.