Jean-Luc Godard Will Not Show Up For Honorary Oscar

Beverly Hills, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that, following a two-month-long cordial exchange of correspondence with Academy president Tom Sherak, Jean-Luc Godard has regretfully notified Sherak that he will not be able to attend the November 13th Governors Awards and receive his Honorary Award in person.

“He reiterated his thanks for the award,” reported Sherak, “and also sent his good wishes to the other individuals being honored the same night – Kevin Brownlow, Francis Ford Coppola and Eli Wallach – who he refers to as ‘the three other musketeers.’ ”

The November 13 dinner ceremony, which is being produced by Sid Ganis and Don Mischer, will pay tribute to Godard through film clips and commentary by his admirers. The award will be accepted on Godard’s behalf by the Academy and following the event, the Academy will arrange for the Oscar® statuette to be delivered to him in Switzerland.

  1. E! is reporting that in his place will be the cocktail napkin that commemorated his movie deal with Menahem Golan.

  2. I’m shocked Hollywood is recognizing him, considering that he’s completely anti-Hollywood, and always has been… even though he’s a fantastic filmmaker.

  3. Without a speech, they will now have enough time to add Doris Day as an honorary. She won’t show up either but at least it won’t be such a sausage fest.

  4. this is not news, it is old news and for those of your making disparaging remarks, m
    Mr Goddard is an elderly man with health problems. so pipe down. the Zurich Festival organisers did not expect Michael Douglas to interrupt his cancer treatment to travel to Europe to [personally accceot his award from them. america, be a little more gracious.

  5. godard called israel a “a cancer on the map of the Middle East.”

    He has also suggested that the Jews murdered during the Holocaust had actually committed suicide in order to arouse international sympathy and bring about the formation of Israel.

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