The nominees list for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Board of GDovernors has been revealed before its June 6-10 balloting.
The candidates are hoping to fill the open seats on the 54-member board. Up to four candidates are set for the open seat at each each branch, which carries three governors with staggered terms per branch.
Board members who have termed out include Academy president David Rubin (from the casting directors branch), Jan Pascale (production designers), Mark Johnson (producers) and Nancy Utley (PR).
Candidates vying for a seat include actress Marlee Matlin, composer Hans Zimmer, and executive Toby Emmerich.
The slate faces some crucial tests once installed, including selecting a new Academy president and new CEO to replace outgoing Dawn Hudson. The Academy also must overcome perceptions created in a rocky year, with its Will Smith Oscars slap incident and the uproar over what categories would make it into the Oscars broadcast..
THR first reported the candidates list.
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.