The seasoned cinematographer, who was chosen to enter the board in 1996, vanquished casting director David Rubin in a two-man race after performer Laura Dern declined her assignment.
Laura Dern, the hypothetical leader for the position, was without a doubt designated — however she declined the assignment, refering to her bustling timetable, and rather advocated David Rubin, who was believed to be her lone genuine opponent for the position
At last, just two individuals were nominated: Rubin and Bailey, a director of photography who’s know for 1980’s Ordinary People, 1983’s The Big Chill and 1993’s Groundhog Day. Both acknowledged their nomination and entered a run-off administered by the Academy’s general counsel, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan.
The way that Bailey won is seen by some as a triumph for the more preservationist wing of the 54-man board, which feels that the board has turned out to be excessively dissident as of late.