Oscar Drama: Academy Yanks ’13 Hours’ Sound Mixer’s Nomination for Rules Violation

The film academy has rescinded its nomination for Greg P. Russell, sound mixer on Michael Bay’s “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” for a rules violation.

The Saturday announcement said Russell violated a telephone lobbying rule by calling his peers in the academy’s sound brach to talk up his work for the film.

More to come. Read the full announcement:

Upon recommendation by the Sound Branch Executive Committee, the Academy’s Board of Governors voted Thursday (2/23) to...

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