Billy Ray Wins Runoff Election in Academy’s Writers Branch

Captain Phillips” screenwriter Billy Ray has won a runoff election with “The People vs. Larry Flynt” writer Larry Karaszewski for the final seat representing the Writers Branch on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors, the Academy announced on Friday.

The two were among the four candidates for the seat in the recent AMPAS board election. After only the second tie in Academy board-election history, a re-vote was held between July 16 and July...

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