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Members of the Film Academy's board of governors serve without pay, but some are rewarded handsomely for their service. Since 2005, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has paid out more than $1 million to its governors for services related to the Academy Awards, its annual Governors Awards and its $388 million museum project.
The Academy is conducting an election for 17 seats on its 54-member board of governors. Results are expected next week.