The Andrea Riseborough plot has morphed into an illegal activity just when you thought it was okay to remove the foil hat in the wake of the recently announced nominees for the upcoming Academy Awards.
The To Leslie star stepped in at the last second to secure a surprise nomination for Best Actress after a grassroots campaign that saw her win the backing of a surprising large number of industry leaders. While it's certainly an incredible performance, the internet soon realized something even more sinister.
Industry figures like Puck's Matthew Belloni and The Playlist's Gregory Ellwood are now questioning whether or not the late push into contention may have violated voting regulations.
Some people have apparently paid a lot of money to ensure that people were talking about To Leslie and his performance, and that the film has developed an A-list following, as well as the financial resources to organize press screenings and Q&A discussions as well as even engaging in what Academy rules prohibit.
At this stage, it's all just rumors and speculation, but one day, Hollywood will turn the Andrea Riseborough conspiracy into a multi-time Oscar-nominated film The Andrea Riseborough Conspiracy, because it's obsessed with movies about itself.