Zwick Lands Top Academy Post After Election Tie
Moviemaker EDWARD ZWICK has won a seat on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Directors Branch after winning an election run-off with longtime Oscars boss GIL CATES.
Director Zwick will serve his first term on the Board of Governors for the next year.
He'll join Martha Coolidge and Curtis Hanson as the third governor representing the branch.
Zwick's election battle with Cates made history - it was the first time in Academy history that there was a tie in the balloting.
The 2009-2010 Academy Board of Governors also features Annette Bening, Tom Hanks and Henry Winkler.