The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has presented to its membership a list of nominated candidates — which The Hollywood Reporter has obtained — running for open seats in its 54-seat Board of Governors. Voting is slated to be held June 6-10.
There are up to four candidates for the open seat in each branch. Each branch has a total of three Governors with staggered terms.
Board members who have termed out include Academy president David Rubin (casting directors branch), Jan Pascale (production designers), Mark Johnson (producers) and Nancy Utley (PR). Incumbents up for re-election include Ruth E. Carter (costume designers), Donna Gigliotti (executives) and Eric Roth (writers).
Additional candidates include actress Marlee Matlin, who starred in this year’s best picture winner CODA and previously won an Oscar for Children of a Lesser God; composer Hans Zimmer, who earlier this year won his second Academy Award, for the score of Dune; and Toby Emmerich, who THR reported Thursday will step down from his post as studio boss.
A note on the sound branch: This year four production sound mixers — Peter Devlin, Chris Munro, Lee Orloff and Mark Ulano — are candidates for the board seat, which would result in the first production sound mixer in the Academy’s history to serve in this capacity.
The new Board of Governors will participate in what will be a closely watched election of a new Academy president to replace outgoing Rubin, and hiring of a new CEO to replace outgoing Dawn Hudson. Their terms have not been without controversy, most recently over the handling of Slapgate, as well as eight pre-telecast presentations of categories including score, film editing and makeup and hairstyling, during April’s Academy Awards ceremony.
The candidates by branch are below.
Lou Diamond Phillips
Ruth E. Carter
Makeup and hair stylists:
Marketing and PR:
John A. Kuri
Short films and feature animation:
Daniel Petrie, Jr.