Oscar Winner Kobe Bryant Not Allowed In Academy
Provided By - Vidible on June 21, 2018
Despite winning an Academy Award, former NBA star and Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant isn’t getting a spot in the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Though the Academy’s short films and feature animation branch voted to invite him into the ranks, the Academy’s governors committee, which has final say-so on membership, overruled them, Variety reported on Wednesday. Bryant shared the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film for “Dear Basketball,” which he wrote and narrated, with director Glen Keane. Oscar-winning filmmakers are typically nominated and considered for entry into the Academy, and that’s what happened where.