'French Oscars' board resigns en masse after screen stars' revolt


The resignation announced Thursday of the 21-member board of France's Association for the Promotion of Cinema – the organisation that oversees the country's highest cinema awards body, the César Academy – comes on the heels of an open letter by leading screen stars and filmmakers denouncing its elitist and jobs-for-life membership, and a feminist backlash following 12 César nominations for An Officer and a Spy directed by Roman Polanski.

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The board overseeing the César Academy, which distributes France’s equivalent of the Oscars, has revealed that it will resign following the César Awards ceremony on February 28th, report Variety.