Agents are beefing to L.A. Times reporter John Horn about not being allowed to vote in the Oscar competition. Agents are not all Ari Gold types. They do a lot of creative facilitating, of course, and that’s definitely an important part of the process. But there’s been continued stiff resistance to allowing them access to the ballot box. Right now the academy’s position is that “membership is extended to people who make the art,” says an Academy spokesperson, “[but] not people who provide services, however valuable, to the people who make the art.”