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(Salon)   That weird lady who rushed up and interrupted Oscar speech of the Best Documentary Short director? She's his collaborator, they're not speaking, and his mom blocked her with a cane to get him to the mic first   (salon.com) divider line 93
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2010-03-08 11:57:57 AM  
According to the actual director of that film, this weird biatch was off the project a year ago and has no claim whatsoever to the film. So why in the hell was she there in the first place?

What a twat.
 
2010-03-08 12:15:09 PM  
Kander and Ebb did the same thing to Pete Townshend at the 93 Tony Awards when Tommy tied with Spiderwoman.

Now that I typed that I realized I am probably the only person here who cares.
 
2010-03-08 12:22:56 PM  
I love this story so much.

From Jezebel.com:

But...where did she come from? It was like, all of a sudden, a drunken purple cloud was raining on the parade.
 
2010-03-08 12:47:18 PM  
like i said last night, it was like that woman lumbered up there and yanked the mike away from the director mid-sentence. Awkward.
 
2010-03-08 12:51:05 PM  
in case you missed it, it helps to have a link to the speech.

http://oscar.go.com/video/index?playlistId=253172&clipId=253218 (new window)
 
2010-03-08 12:58:18 PM  
I was half asleep when this happened, but recall thinking it didn't "flow". Little did I realize I was witnessing a Kanye wannabe.
 
2010-03-08 01:22:19 PM  
Tresser: in case you missed it, it helps to have a link to the speech.

http://oscar.go.com/video/index?playlistId=253172&clipId=253218 (new window)


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2010-03-08 01:27:08 PM  
Is she retarded, insane, or does she have a speech impediment?

This also begs the question: can any huge, fat, lumbering beast spewing gibberish just shamble up on the Oscar stage when it wants? Is there no security there?
 
2010-03-08 01:27:42 PM  
Ah man, I went to the bathroom during the documentary shorts part, because I thought it would be the least interesting part.
 
2010-03-08 01:30:34 PM  
That's showbiz!
 
2010-03-08 01:33:33 PM  
I'm glad that most people understand that this lady is totally in the wrong. I was thinking people would be evenly split on who to believe here.
 
2010-03-08 01:43:35 PM  
festus:

This also begs the question


No, no it doesn't.
 
2010-03-08 01:44:10 PM  
festus: Is she retarded, insane, or does she have a speech impediment?

This also begs the question: can any huge, fat, lumbering beast spewing gibberish just shamble up on the Oscar stage when it wants? Is there no security there?


Well, her name was mentioned when they gave the award (at least I thought I heard it), so, from that perspective at least, she was as legit as him being up there.

/still was very odd
 
2010-03-08 01:47:20 PM  
dletter: Well, her name was mentioned when they gave the award (at least I thought I heard it), so, from that perspective at least, she was as legit as him being up there.

I read that only one person is supposed to be designated to speak when multiple people win. If you want to get around that, you have to be quick to get the next person in front of the mic or the orchestra will play you off.

But this was completely different.

/can't wait for a Keyboard Cat for this one
 
2010-03-08 01:50:44 PM  
T.M.S.: Kander and Ebb did the same thing to Pete Townshend at the 93 Tony Awards when Tommy tied with Spiderwoman.

Now that I typed that I realized I am probably the only person here who cares.


As a Who fan, I find this interesting because I'd never heard it. But why didn't Pete just knock them off of the stage with his SG like he did with Abbie Hoffman at Woodstock?

As for this Kayne incident, I doubt either one of them is being 100% truthful on the matter. He doesn't sound so virtuous to me. She wouldn't have gotten into the theater if the Academy hadn't been satisfied of her involvement in the project.
 
2010-03-08 02:01:29 PM  
festus: Is she retarded, insane, or does she have a speech impediment?

This also begs the question: can any huge, fat, lumbering beast spewing gibberish just shamble up on the Oscar stage when it wants? Is there no security there?


Listen. Mrs. Garrett can go wherever she wants. She had to put up with that beotch Blair for like ten years. She deserves a little more respect.

/You take the good
//You take the bad
///You take them both
////And there you have
//Slashies!!!
 
2010-03-08 02:03:47 PM  
HenryFnord: festus:

This also begs the question

No, no it doesn't.


Achtung!
 
2010-03-08 02:07:53 PM  
www.sugarslam.com

"Elinor, I'm really happy for you, and I'm gonna let you finish, but I had one of the best bumrushes at an award show of all time. Of all time!"

/obligatory
//hot like Taylor
 
2010-03-08 02:09:14 PM  
Subby, I'mma let you finish, I'm really happy for her, but Kanye West had one of the best awards show interrupts of all time OF ALL TIME!

http://cm1.theinsider.com/media/0/546/93/400_kwest_tswift_cpolk_090913_90712947 . 0.0.0x0.400x368.jpeg
 
2010-03-08 02:10:12 PM  
I half-expected it to end something like this:

img706.imageshack.us
 
2010-03-08 02:10:23 PM  
OtherLittleGuy: "Elinor, I'm really happy for you, and I'm gonna let you finish, but I had one of the best bumrushes at an award show of all time. Of all time!"

/obligatory
//hot like Taylor



D'oh! I'd have posted mine first, but I got interrupted before I could add the HTML... now my pic didn't even show up.
 
2010-03-08 02:10:23 PM  
schattenteufel: Subby, I'mma let you finish, I'm really happy for her, but Kanye West had one of the best awards show interrupts of all time OF ALL TIME!

http://cm1.theinsider.com/media/0/546/93/400_kwest_tswift_cpolk_090913_90712947 . 0.0.0x0.400x368.jpeg


WINNAR! I was waiting for something like this ...
 
DD0
2010-03-08 02:14:14 PM  
The best part is she didn't like the direction he took the film so they were fighting over it.

But his direction won an Oscar...and now she wants in on that? fark off biatch!
 
2010-03-08 02:21:39 PM  
I was so confused when I saw that happening live and I'm glad I'm not the only one who was uncomfortable watching it.
 
2010-03-08 02:22:12 PM  
T.M.S.: Kander and Ebb did the same thing to Pete Townshend at the 93 Tony Awards when Tommy tied with Spiderwoman.

Now that I typed that I realized I am probably the only person here who cares.


For a moment, I thought they had made a musical about Marvel Comics' Spiderwoman, then remembered the "Kiss of the" part.
(Not too far fetched, as Spidey makes his Broadway debut soon. Maybe.)
 
2010-03-08 02:26:45 PM  
I remember seeing that and thinking, "AWWWWWWKWARD!!!"
 
2010-03-08 02:30:38 PM  
You'd think that after all these years, people would be able to follow some simple rules: A brief thank you. 30 secs MAX.

And if you're sharing the stage, say thanks and give other people a chance.farking bow and wave and smile and say 'Thank you'.

You're Welcome!
 
2010-03-08 02:32:10 PM  
CarnySaur: For a moment, I thought they had made a musical about Marvel Comics' Spiderwoman, then remembered the "Kiss of the" part.
(Not too far fetched, as Spidey makes his Broadway debut soon. Maybe.)


I found the original cast recording of SUPERMAN! the Broadway musical among my dad's records once. It's even worse than you can imagine.
 
2010-03-08 02:35:48 PM  
Roger had never even heard of Zimbabwe before I told him about this.

Of course the band he would know about, but not the obscure African country with a tyrannical leader who's persona was oscar winning material a few short years ago.

/I know the interview was minutes after the event, but she seems all stocked up on crazy.
 
2010-03-08 02:36:46 PM  
Exactly what I was thinking

theropod: I half-expected it to end something like this:
 
2010-03-08 02:40:18 PM  
DD0: The best part is she didn't like the direction he took the film so they were fighting over it.

But his direction won an Oscar...and now she wants in on that? fark off biatch!


Pretty much this. She more or less admitted as such. She basically disowned the project and wanted credit when it won out despite (or because of?) her lack of involvement.
 
2010-03-08 02:45:40 PM  
Wow, talk about incoherent rambling... good thing she left the project or else it might've been a total disaster.
 
2010-03-08 02:52:30 PM  
theropod: I half-expected it to end something like this:

Two Weeks! Two Weeks!
 
2010-03-08 02:53:45 PM  
Pigs at the Trough.



ain't crony capitalism grand?
 
2010-03-08 02:54:10 PM  
I'm just impressed that the lady from Coffee Talk produced a movie.

/discuss
 
2010-03-08 02:59:26 PM  
Oh, and Christoph Waltz's very heartfelt, sweet acceptance speech is how it needs to be done by every first time nominee.
 
2010-03-08 03:07:59 PM  
I don't care who was originally at fault. She walked. She needs to STFU. I've worked on projects where someone who came in at some point then either walked away or had to bought out. They don't get to remain part of it after that. Period.
 
2010-03-08 03:14:46 PM  
She had actual responses to the reporters questions
He said *me, mine, my, and I*

This really sounds like someone taking over another's project
Squeezing someone out after they've laid the groundwork, set the stage and did the math

But at the end of the day I don't really give a fark
 
2010-03-08 03:14:56 PM  
Linux_Yes: Pigs at the Trough.

ain't crony capitalism grand?


Are you trolling all the Oscar threads today, Linux with your own special brand of crazy?
 
2010-03-08 03:16:19 PM  
www.mtv.com

ELINOWNED
 
2010-03-08 03:19:00 PM  
Flogster: Of course the band he would know about, but not the obscure African country with a tyrannical leader who's persona was oscar winning material a few short years ago.

Idi Amin was dictator of Zimbabwe? That would be news to the people of Uganada, hundreds of miles away.
 
2010-03-08 03:28:45 PM  
It's funny 'cause she's fat...and obnoxious...and fat.
 
2010-03-08 03:29:59 PM  
JosephFinn: Flogster: Of course the band he would know about, but not the obscure African country with a tyrannical leader who's persona was oscar winning material a few short years ago.

Idi Amin was dictator of Zimbabwe? That would be news to the people of Uganada, hundreds of miles away.


That's why they made a movie about it. It was called "The Great Zimbabwe Mix-Up!"
 
2010-03-08 03:30:26 PM  
GacysBasement: It's funny 'cause she's fat...and obnoxious...and fat.

Stealing this from another thread.

2.bp.blogspot.com

Yeah, pretty accurate.
 
2010-03-08 03:33:35 PM  
We call that shade "Butthurt Purple"
 
2010-03-08 03:39:30 PM  
Trik: She had actual responses to the reporters questions
He said *me, mine, my, and I*

This really sounds like someone taking over another's project
Squeezing someone out after they've laid the groundwork, set the stage and did the math

But at the end of the day I don't really give a fark


7/10. I expect you'll get a few vicious bites.
 
2010-03-08 03:40:34 PM  
I didn't follow her actual "acceptance" speech, but based on this article, was she really up on the stage thanking herself for her own vision? What a Kanye....
 
2010-03-08 03:47:30 PM  
gshepnyc: I don't care who was originally at fault. She walked. She needs to STFU. I've worked on projects where someone who came in at some point then either walked away or had to bought out. They don't get to remain part of it after that. Period.

She must have some kind of right to the project otherwise she wouldn't be listed as a producer and be invited and allowed on stage at the Oscars, no? Granted she came across as a bit of a loony, but he comes across as a smarmy prick who would definetly have his mom block someone with a cane. And haven't I seen multiple people speaking quickly for an award before? Or am I wrong?
 
2010-03-08 03:50:02 PM  
he's not speaking to me. So we weren't even able to discuss ahead of the time who would be the one person allowed to speak if we won

Um, that would be the director of the film honey.
 
2010-03-08 03:53:11 PM  
Mangoose: She must have some kind of right to the project otherwise she wouldn't be listed as a producer

Sure. And she has producer credit. But really - after the lawsuit wouldn't you say the DIRECTOR OF THE DAMN FILM who saw it all the way home would get the honor of accepting on behalf of the film? When you only get one I'd say the biatch who sued and quit the project is automatically NOT that person.
 
2010-03-08 03:57:50 PM  
JohnBigBootay: Um, that would be the director of the film honey.

I have to interject that, for Best Picture, it's only the producers who are nominated. That's not always accurate.

In this case, it can be both. However, Burkett is no longer listed as a producer on IMDB.
 
2010-03-08 04:13:51 PM  
The hilarious part to me is that this is over a short film award. Imagine the real evil stuff that goes on between people making real movies! I have to imagine it, not being in the business.

Then again maybe that's why there is so much bad blood between them, people can get vicious fighting for crumbs.
 
2010-03-08 04:21:22 PM  
FishyFred: I have to interject that, for Best Picture, it's only the producers who are nominated. That's not always accurate.

In this case, it can be both. However, Burkett is no longer listed as a producer on IMDB.


Got it. I thought she was. In this case the director was also co-producer making it even more of a no-brainer. Particularly because his vision for the film was drastically different than hers. Looks like he was right. All of this is moot anyway - she left the project and had no claim to the podium even if the director was dead.
 
2010-03-08 04:24:25 PM  
JohnBigBootay: Mangoose: She must have some kind of right to the project otherwise she wouldn't be listed as a producer

Sure. And she has producer credit. But really - after the lawsuit wouldn't you say the DIRECTOR OF THE DAMN FILM who saw it all the way home would get the honor of accepting on behalf of the film? When you only get one I'd say the biatch who sued and quit the project is automatically NOT that person.


Don't know much about the film, the standards for who goes on stage or the lawsuit and the people involved, so can't say who should and shouldn't do what. She seems to be the initiator of the project and even he concedes that in his response. That usually carries a certain weight in my mind. Usually. My question is this: If she wasn't up on the stage yet, why was he already speaking? I've never seen or heard of someone going up to talk before the other winners were there to stand together. Never.
 
2010-03-08 04:26:32 PM  
Well, I guess she burned her bridge at Hollywood. After doing that during the Academy Awards, I'm sure she's fairly toxic right now.
 
2010-03-08 04:46:52 PM  
But did she say that Avatar sucked?
 
2010-03-08 04:49:51 PM  
Mangoose: JohnBigBootay: Mangoose: She must have some kind of right to the project otherwise she wouldn't be listed as a producer

Sure. And she has producer credit. But really - after the lawsuit wouldn't you say the DIRECTOR OF THE DAMN FILM who saw it all the way home would get the honor of accepting on behalf of the film? When you only get one I'd say the biatch who sued and quit the project is automatically NOT that person.

Don't know much about the film, the standards for who goes on stage or the lawsuit and the people involved, so can't say who should and shouldn't do what. She seems to be the initiator of the project and even he concedes that in his response. That usually carries a certain weight in my mind. Usually. My question is this: If she wasn't up on the stage yet, why was he already speaking? I've never seen or heard of someone going up to talk before the other winners were there to stand together. Never.


Since it was agreed that he was walking up (yes, without her input since she "quit" the production), there were no "other winners."
 
2010-03-08 05:02:31 PM  
Leishu:

Since it was agreed that he was walking up (yes, without her input since she "quit" the production), there were no "other winners."


She was invited to the academy awards as a nominee and is listed on their site as a co-recipient. That's not something they would do if they weren't supposed to. That being said, who agreed? Tell me details about the lawsuit? What was her input up to the point where she quit? At what point in the process did she quit? If there were no other winners why is she listed as a winner on by the Academy?
 
2010-03-08 05:03:11 PM  
So did she also get a little statue?
 
2010-03-08 05:04:35 PM  
JosephFinn: Flogster: Of course the band he would know about, but not the obscure African country with a tyrannical leader who's persona was oscar winning material a few short years ago.

Idi Amin was dictator of Zimbabwe? That would be news to the people of Uganada, hundreds of miles away.


Good point. Mental note: next time IMDB before fark rant.
 
2010-03-08 05:09:27 PM  
festus: Is she retarded, insane, or does she have a speech impediment?

This also begs the question: can any huge, fat, lumbering beast spewing gibberish just shamble up on the Oscar stage when it wants? Is there no security there?


Well, Sidibe lost out on Best Actress...

/one please
 
2010-03-08 05:14:39 PM  
img.thesun.co.uk

Wimmin should be in the kitchen.
 
2010-03-08 05:17:00 PM  
Mangoose: Leishu:

Since it was agreed that he was walking up (yes, without her input since she "quit" the production), there were no "other winners."

She was invited to the academy awards as a nominee and is listed on their site as a co-recipient. That's not something they would do if they weren't supposed to. That being said, who agreed? Tell me details about the lawsuit? What was her input up to the point where she quit? At what point in the process did she quit? If there were no other winners why is she listed as a winner on by the Academy?


From all the jibber jabber going on today they started breaking down concerning the direction of the film which is usually pretty early in, especially since the original subject matter couldn't agree to be in the film so they shifted focus to a single person rather than a group. She apparently had issues w/ this, among other things, and didn't want the project to go forward as he was taking it. She sued and got a production title to get her to back off. The end.

She the surrogate mother who gave up her baby of an idea to an adopting parent and now wants a cut of that baby's newly found fortune.
 
2010-03-08 05:18:51 PM  
KatjaMouse: She the surrogate mother who gave up her baby of an idea to an adopting parent and now wants a cut of that baby's newly found fortune.

Exactly. She thought his idea sucked. She was wrong but still wants the credit.
 
2010-03-08 05:19:35 PM  
GurneyHalleck: T.M.S.: Kander and Ebb did the same thing to Pete Townshend at the 93 Tony Awards when Tommy tied with Spiderwoman.

Now that I typed that I realized I am probably the only person here who cares.

As a Who fan, I find this interesting because I'd never heard it. But why didn't Pete just knock them off of the stage with his SG like he did with Abbie Hoffman at Woodstock?


He made the classic rockstar mistake of going up on stage unarmed.

Plus we had spent the previous six hours at the bar at Cafe Un Deu Trois trying to relieve them of their supply of Rolling Rock.

CarnySaur:
For a moment, I thought they had made a musical about Marvel Comics' Spiderwoman, then remembered the "Kiss of the" part.
(Not too far fetched, as Spidey makes his Broadway debut soon. Maybe.)


My spidey senses are telling me 50/50 at this point.
 
2010-03-08 05:22:30 PM  
The comments on the message board for Elinor Burkett on IMDB Link are pretty good:
She is a vomit stain on the filthy restroom of humanity.
She is a prime candidate for a curb job.
She smells like a Guatemalan jock strap


/I wonder if Roger Williams himself is writing these zingers.
 
2010-03-08 05:29:08 PM  
johnnyboog: Two Weeks! Two Weeks!

Damnit, I wanted to say that.
 
2010-03-08 05:30:12 PM  
GungFu: Wimmin should be in the kitchen.

www.bloodysushi.com
 
2010-03-08 05:30:34 PM  
Flogster: JosephFinn: Flogster: Of course the band he would know about, but not the obscure African country with a tyrannical leader who's persona was oscar winning material a few short years ago.

Idi Amin was dictator of Zimbabwe? That would be news to the people of Uganada, hundreds of miles away.

Good point. Mental note: next time IMDB before fark rant.


Even better? I managed to misspell Uganda. I fail.
 
2010-03-08 05:40:44 PM  
FTA_spent $6,000 going to Africa shooting myself.

Better luck next time.
 
2010-03-08 05:58:01 PM  
The first words out of her mouth when she got up there and cut him off mid-sentence were, "Let the woman talk! Oh, isn't that just the classic thing?" She tries to brush off her HUGE breach of etiquette as Williams just acting like a "typical man." Ugh. As a woman, I resent that she portrayed herself as a victim of sexism. What a selfish, arrogant, self-aggrandizing biatch.
 
2010-03-08 06:31:58 PM  
Forty-Two: The first words out of her mouth when she got up there and cut him off mid-sentence were, "Let the woman talk! Oh, isn't that just the classic thing?" She tries to brush off her HUGE breach of etiquette as Williams just acting like a "typical man." Ugh. As a woman, I resent that she portrayed herself as a victim of sexism. What a selfish, arrogant, self-aggrandizing biatch.

I know, like you women folk ever have something important to say. :)
 
2010-03-08 06:39:39 PM  
I was wondering why the guy practically ran down the aisle. He knew that biatch would Bogart the mic so he had to get as many words in as possible. The only person who wasn't uncomfortable during that moment was her.
 
2010-03-08 07:08:50 PM  
CarnySaur

T.M.S.: Kander and Ebb did the same thing to Pete Townshend at the 93 Tony Awards when Tommy tied with Spiderwoman.

Now that I typed that I realized I am probably the only person here who cares.

For a moment, I thought they had made a musical about Marvel Comics' Spiderwoman, then remembered the "Kiss of the" part.
(Not too far fetched, as Spidey makes his Broadway debut soon. Maybe.)


Kiss of the Spider-Woman sounds like a Troy McClure musical.
 
2010-03-08 07:26:39 PM  
She's actually the co-nominee and the co-winner and had every right to be on stage. When the winner was announced they said HIS name and HERS. He tried to cock block her by rushing up there first while his mother blocked her exit from the aisle with a cane. They are having a feud, but it's shameful. Neither one of them would be up there without the other.
 
2010-03-08 07:32:49 PM  
Forty-Two: The first words out of her mouth when she got up there and cut him off mid-sentence were, "Let the woman talk! Oh, isn't that just the classic thing?" She tries to brush off her HUGE breach of etiquette as Williams just acting like a "typical man." Ugh. As a woman, I resent that she portrayed herself as a victim of sexism. What a selfish, arrogant, self-aggrandizing biatch.

Etiquette? She's one of the freaking winners. The freaking Academy co-nominated her and she co-won. She had the right to be on the stage. He shouldn't have tried to block her and get his 82 year old mother in on the plot. Because of their feud, they couldn't agree who would give the speech, but neither would be there without the other, so it's all perfectly shameful.
 
2010-03-08 07:51:45 PM  
They were both nominated. She could have just grabbed the trophy that was waiting for her on stage (there were two statues), stood there politely, and forever refer to herself as an Academy Award Winner. Now people will remember her as a classless weirdo.
 
2010-03-08 08:09:54 PM  
GolferGuy: She's actually the co-nominee and the co-winner and had every right to be on stage. When the winner was announced they said HIS name and HERS. He tried to cock block her by rushing up there first while his mother blocked her exit from the aisle with a cane. They are having a feud, but it's shameful. Neither one of them would be up there without the other.

Nevertheless it's perfectly clear that only one person could speak and it's evident that the one to speak about the project was NOT her.
 
2010-03-08 08:13:38 PM  
img2.timeinc.net
Birds of a feather...
 
2010-03-08 08:14:47 PM  
Standard Deviant: They were both nominated. She could have just grabbed the trophy that was waiting for her on stage (there were two statues), stood there politely, and forever refer to herself as an Academy Award Winner. Now people will remember her as a classless weirdo.

Exactly. She refused to be be another anon winner. She is now up there with all the other weirdo's who did something stupid to grab a few more moments of fame. And that is exactly what these events are about when you are not a true Shemp..
 
2010-03-08 08:26:18 PM  
It sounds very much like a documentary I worked on once, where the director (a known name, if not oscar material) and the producer (a record company publicist) had "creative differences" and the producer ended up hijacking about half the crew and going off to make her own movie. I did see a couple of the director's rough cuts but nothing came of them because the ownership of the footage was disputed. The fact that this movie got finished and released tells me that legally, its his film. She was probably only included as a courtesy (and after who knows how much biatching at the academy people.)
 
2010-03-08 08:38:26 PM  
Meh - they both sound like headcases that screwed each other bigtime.

She's crazy but actually betrayed. He's a clumsy "aueter" following his vision but not as Machiavellian as he thinks he is and he was most likely right about the direction, but he did screw the rest of the band over to get it.

( hint - produce = person who coordinated getting the money, putting together the crew, getting permissions, set up. Director = guy who spends the money and changes whatever the producer promised to everyone involved - if he can get everyone on board cool. If he's gonna screw the woman who put together the releases and the cash he'd better be ironclad smooth. Lawsuits being filed indicate he is not. He's no James Cameron).

His academy award may save his rep, but if she's good at getting backers she's not gonna be blacklisted either.

In the article he's quoted as saying both "she was removed from the project" and "she removed herself from the project." so yeah - he's just trying to screw her. And they did all the work and shot the footage through 2008 - she was off the project in 2009 when he was editing it, she was on during the "making of" part.

If he's brilliant and doesn't screw over another producer for two movies he's golden, but if he looks funny at another producer he might have issues. Don't fark the people who get you money. The other crazy money people pay attention.


If they wait a week, they'll both be fine in Hollywood - each according to their own specialty.

/Spending "6000K of his own money" practically just means he paid for his own travel and lodgings.
 
2010-03-08 09:06:17 PM  
Callahan'sMartiniShaker: If they wait a week, they'll both be fine in Hollywood - each according to their own specialty.

Meh. IMDB says she worked on one other project 6 years ago. He appears to be a regularly employed producer and director. She's a dilettante.

I look at it this way: You have two people invited by the academy on behalf of a film. Only one of them may speak. Which one do you choose? The guy who worked on the project all the way through and who actually directed the movie, or the one who sued, left the project before post-production and thought the oscar-winning director had a bad idea?
 
2010-03-08 10:29:15 PM  
festus: Is she retarded, insane, or does she have a speech impediment?

This also begs the question: can any huge, fat, lumbering beast spewing gibberish just shamble up on the Oscar stage when it wants? Is there no security there?


I am so totally IN next time then! Yeehaw!! "I'd like to thank the academy.."
 
2010-03-08 10:45:33 PM  
Jamdug!: Birds of a feather...

I remember watching that live.

Oh the memories.
 
2010-03-08 11:13:40 PM  
Benjy on the Howard Stern Show brought up the cane bit this morning and the whole crew was laughing about it. I was skeptical, but amused to see it's legit.

Also heard the audio of the interruption itself and laughed my head off.
 
2010-03-08 11:18:04 PM  
Callahan'sMartiniShaker: ( hint - produce = person who coordinated getting the money, putting together the crew, getting permissions, set up. Director = guy who spends the money and changes whatever the producer promised to everyone involved - if he can get everyone on board cool. If he's gonna screw the woman who put together the releases and the cash he'd better be ironclad smooth. Lawsuits being filed indicate he is not. He's no James Cameron).

Almost. There are hands-on producers and hands-off producers. She was clearly a hands-off producer, but she didn't actually do any of the things that hands-off producers are supposed to do.

Getting backing for the movie? He had to spend his own money to travel to Zimbabwe.
 
2010-03-09 12:04:07 AM  
Callahan'sMartiniShaker: Meh - they both sound like headcases that screwed each other bigtime.

So vote Republican?
 
2010-03-09 02:00:26 AM  
FishyFred: dletter: Well, her name was mentioned when they gave the award (at least I thought I heard it), so, from that perspective at least, she was as legit as him being up there.

I read that only one person is supposed to be designated to speak when multiple people win. If you want to get around that, you have to be quick to get the next person in front of the mic or the orchestra will play you off.

But this was completely different.

/can't wait for a Keyboard Cat for this one


Nah, I've seen groups trade off on mic time before. The speech is determined by time, not by who gives the speech. If you can get a group of 4 producers to get their thank-yous in during the allotted time, it's all good.
 
2010-03-09 10:57:37 AM  
brigid_fitch: If you can get a group of 4 producers to get their thank-yous in during the allotted time, it's all good.

Not according to the academy.
 
2010-03-09 02:14:27 PM  
www.mtv.com
Your penis in my mouth or my fist in yours!
 
2010-03-09 07:44:25 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2010-03-09 08:39:53 PM  
Jonathan Hohensee: JosephFinn: Flogster: Of course the band he would know about, but not the obscure African country with a tyrannical leader who's persona was oscar winning material a few short years ago.

Idi Amin was dictator of Zimbabwe? That would be news to the people of Uganada, hundreds of miles away.

That's why they made a movie about it. It was called "The Great Zimbabwe Mix-Up!"


You sure? I thought they called it, "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Continent".
 
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