- Tuesday, Jun. 11, 2019
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2019–20 Board of Governors. They will assume their posts July 1.
Newly elected to the Board:
- Ellen Kuras, Cinematographers Branch
- Ruth Elaine Carter, Costume Designers Branch
- Donna Gigliotti, Executives Branch
- Howard Berger, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch
- Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Short Films and Feature Animation Branch
- Eric Roth, Writers Branch
Reelected to the Board:
- Laura Dern, Actors Branch
- David Rubin, Casting Directors Branch
- Steven Spielberg, Directors Branch
- Roger Ross Williams, Documentary Branch
- Nancy Utley, Marketing and Public Relations Branch
- Laura Karpman, Music Branch
- Mark Johnson, Producers Branch
- Jan Pascale, Production Design Branch
- Kevin Collier, Sound Branch
- Craig Barron, Visual Effects Branch
As a result of this election, the number of female Academy governors increases from 22 to 24, and people of color increases from 10 to 11, including the three new Governors-at-Large, DeVon Franklin, Rodrigo Garcia and Janet Yang, recently announced.
Balloting in the Academy’s Film Editors Branch produced a tie between candidates Dody Dorn and Mark Goldblatt, necessitating a runoff election. Voting will begin Monday, June 17, and end Tuesday, June 18. The Academy last held runoff elections in 2018 for the Producers Branch and in 2016 for the Film Editors Branch.
The Academy’s 17 branches are each represented by three governors, who may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms. The Board of Governors sets the Academy’s strategic vision, preserves the organization’s financial health, and assures the fulfillment of its mission.
For a full list of the 2018-2019 Academy governors, click here.
About THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 9,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.