Academy Elects 2018-19 Board Of Governors
June 15, 2018

Academy Elects 2018-19 Board Of Governors

LOS ANGELES – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ( has announced its newly elected 2018–2019 Board of Governors, who assume their posts on July 1st.  
Those elected to the Board for the first time are:

Alfred Molina, Actors Branch
Tom Duffield, Designers Branch
Susanne Bier, Directors Branch
Bonnie Arnold, Short Films and Feature Animation Branch

Incumbent governors reelected to the Board include:

Bernard Telsey, Casting Directors Branch
Daryn Okada, Cinematographers Branch
Rory Kennedy, Documentary Branch
Jim Gianopulos, Executives Branch Carol Littleton, Film Editors Branch
Lois Burwell, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch
Michael Giacchino, Music Branch
Scott Millan, Sound Branch
John Knoll, Visual Effects Branch
Billy Ray, Writers Branch

Returning to the Board after a hiatus are:
Jeffrey Kurland, Costume Designers Branch
Sid Ganis, Public Relations Branch

The balloting in the Academy’s Producers Branch produced a tie between candidates Jason Blum and Jennifer Todd, necessitating a runoff election. Voting will begin Monday, June 18th, and end Tuesday, June 19th. The Academy last held a runoff election in 2016 for the Film Editors Branch.

The Academy’s 17 branches are each represented by three governors, who may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms. The Board of Governors sets the Academy’s strategic vision, preserves the organization’s financial health, and assures the fulfillment of its mission.