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New Oscar Campaign Rules Target Twitter, Fun

Bummer: In an effort to "protect the integrity of the Academy Awards process" (and limit the obscene number of shmoozy functions sponsored by film companies), the Academy has enacted a harsh no-partying-with-nominees clause for the duration of the Oscar season. The new rules apply to any promotional festivities held after the nominations are announced, with the exception of screenings; a nominee may attend up to two post-nomination screenings where voters are present, but food and drink are strictly forbidden. Additionally, bad-mouthing over Twitter is now an actionable offense. Hanging with Beyoncé at the clubhouse is now the only perk of joining the Academy, more or less. [Variety]

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