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Newswire: The Academy elects Whoopi Goldberg to its Board Of Governors

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences announced the results of its annual Board Of Governors election today, and it looks like Whoopi Goldberg was one of the big winners. According to Variety, Goldberg scored the currently open Actors Branch spot on the governing board, beating out fellow performers like Geena Davis, Edward James Olmos, and Rita Wilson. She joins Tom Hanks and Laura Dern—whose name has been bandied around as a future Academy president—on the actors’ portion of the governing body.
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