News for Feb. 08, 2004

Oscar Voters Could Be Expelled for Campaign Excesses

2/08/04, 7:47 pm EST - Xoanon

LOS ANGELES Academy Awards voters could be kicked out under new rules intended to tone down aggressive Oscar campaigning. The new penalty -- expulsion or suspension from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences -- is aimed mainly at studio executives and staff who oversee efforts to position their films for Oscar contention. But it also could apply to nominees themselves, including actors, directors and writers. [More]