Yang Ja-kyung, is it against Academy Award rules 11?Delete SNS posts
Yang Ja-kyung, who is seeking the first Asian actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actress with the movie “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” has been embroiled in controversy over her rule violation ahead of the awards ceremony.
Yang Ja-kyung shared an article on her SNS on the 7th titled “There has been no non-white actress award winner in the past 20 years.” The article mentioned Kate Blanchett, who was nominated along with the Sutra Yang, saying, “We have already won two awards and do we need more confirmation?”
The post was problematic because it could violate academy regulations. Academy Regulation No. 11 has a provision that prohibits candidates from mentioning other candidates or works.
Yang posted the article with the intention of criticizing the “White Oscar,” but it seems that he did not think of any violation of the Academy’s regulations. Recognizing the controversy, Yang Ja-kyung immediately deleted the post.
The Academy judged that it was not enough to cancel the nomination, but some pointed out that Yang Ja-kyung caused controversy for her careless behavior.
Yang, a Malaysian, was nominated for this year’s Academy Award for Best Actress for “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” while Kate Blanchett was nominated for the same category for “Tar.” The two actors are the strongest candidates for this year’s Best Actress Award.
With the Academy Awards just two days away, the vote to determine the winner is already over. It will be confirmed on the afternoon of the 12th whether Yang Ja-kyung will win Asia’s first Best Actress trophy or whether Kate Blanchett will win her second Best Actress and third Oscar trophy.