In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal, one of the biggest stories to ever rock Hollywood, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may soon be forced to react in some way.
Could the group move to oust the disgraced movie mogul from the organization, as Tina Brown suggested Tuesday in a tweet? “Growing lobby to kick Harvey out of Academy,” she wrote. “Honor the brave women who spoke and do it!”
Or, might the Academy consider stripping Weinstein of the Oscar he personally won in 1999 as producer of best picture victor “Shakespeare in Love?”
No doubt to the organization’s chagrin, Oscar season has become synonymous with Weinstein and his company’s many nominations and wins stretching back decades for films that also include “The English Patient,” “Chicago,” “The King’s Speech,” and “The Artist.” He has been thanked dozens of times on Hollywood’s biggest night, by everyone from Billy Bob Thornton to Ennio Morricone.