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(Mental Floss)   And the Oscar goes to: Keyser Soze. Six non-existent people who were nominated for Academy Awards   ( mentalfloss.com) divider line
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2013-02-22 01:45:39 PM  
2 votes:
List fails without "Alan Smithee"

/or was he never nominated?
2013-02-22 04:18:28 PM  
1 vote:

Soulcatcher: Ed Grubermann: No Cordwainer Bird?

Harlan Ellison used that pseudonym occasionally.

I doubt we will ever see Alan Smithee accepting a Best Director Oscar. Apparently 100% of his work is shiate.


Well even if were good, the DGA rules only allow a director to use that psuedonym when he feels like his work has been artisistically compromised by studio interference; therefore its a signal to the other directors in the academy not to reard that kind of meddling by voting for the film no matter how good.
2013-02-22 03:04:14 PM  
1 vote:
If using a pseudonym means 'non-existent person' then most Hollywood actors do not exist.
2013-02-22 02:59:47 PM  
1 vote:
Some kids at my high school got a fictional student nominated for Student of the Month.  He nearly won, too, until someone went to the trouble of looking him up.

That was when I was in Grade 11.  Next year I was Yearbook editor, and "Mitch Summers" ended up as part of my graduating class.
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