Academy sues US family over Oscar auction

July 2, 2014 6:18 PM

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Academy sues US family over Oscar auction

Los Angeles (AFP) - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is suing the family of an Oscar-winning US filmmaker for allegedly selling his golden statuette in breach of contract.

The Oscar-awarding Academy says the family of art director Joseph Wright, who won the coveted award for the 1942 film "My Gal Sal," auctioned it off for $79,200 last month.

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