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Jean-Luc Godard Is Snubbing The Oscars!

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jean luc godard snubs academy and wont come to even to claim honorary oscar

Legendary French Filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard will not be attending the November 13 Governors Awards dinner, where he was scheduled to receive an honorary Oscar.

Here's what the President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Tom Sherak, had to say about it:

“He reiterated his thanks for the award, 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 dinner ceremony will pay tribute to Godard through a series of film clips, as well as commentary by admirers of the man…even though he won't be attending the event.

Seems like a kind of cold move to us, Godard.

Looks like despite his plan to snub the Academy, they're going to deliver Godard's award to his home in Switzerland.

Why do U think Godard is snubbing the academy? Does he just hate travel? Is there something else going on?

[Image via AP Images.]

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15 comments to “Jean-Luc Godard Is Snubbing The Oscars!”

  1. 1

    Some people don't need recognition.

  2. 2

    The reason why Jean-Luc Godard will not attend the Oscars is because of his disdain for American culture or the Americanization of global culture. His last films, particularly Weekend, was the pejorative dismissal of american imperialism and the bourgeoisie of his own country – the end of the film relays the statement "fin de cinema" the end of film. The spectacle of Hollywood is a consumer society where social life is not about living but about having; the spectacle uses the image to convey what people need and must have. If Godard attends the oscars he's complicit in the perpetuation of class alienation, cultural homogenization, and the mass media.

    It is a "cold move" but rightfully so. When critiquing american imperialism it should be anything but "hot."

  3. 3

    probably because the US wanted to through his fellow french man the rapist Roman Polanski in jail

  4. 4

    The real reason he wont go and as odd as it sounds, it is true. He will not travel anywhere that he would have to travel by plane because he can not smoke during the flight.

  5. 5

    ha snub! hey smitherman shoulda learned from mikey ignatieff that you cant'
    just parachute in and ooze entitlement esp by playing the G card 'diversity' lol

  6. 6

    The idea that Perez Hilton is commenting on Jean-Luc Godard kind of feels like the cultural Apocalypse. No?

  7. 7

    Re: BrianSmith – Agreed. From "seems like a kind of cold move to us, Godard" on, its like he didn't even wikipedia him

  8. 8

    I believe Goddard is 81 years old so I would assume travel is very difficult on a regular basis. He gets asked often to appear all over the world. He is not a young man. My mother just passed away at 76.

  9. 9

    Perez probably has no clue who he is all he knows about film is his porno collection

  10. 10

    Re: yelldan – well this french asshole shouldn't talk about someones culture, with his president writing a letter trying to get a pedophile off the hook from serving any jail time.

  11. Prax says – reply to this


    Re: Fletcher – Why should he act differently because of his president…?

  12. 12

    Get real, Mario. You ask a stupid question expecting
    your readers to come forth with an intelligent response?
    Geez, 99 out of 100 of them (if you indeed have that many)
    have never even heard of Jean-Luc Goddard.

  13. 13

    he snubbed these bitches a long ass time ago. muthafucka doesn't need the academy awards. his name is synonymous with genius, unlike the people they give oscars to: jennifer hudson, diablo cody, and many other fucktards.

  14. 14

    You are being insensitive. Mr. Godard is elderly, and to travel for yet another vanity award may be too much to ask.
    Hell, Sean Connery refused to travel to Spain recently to appear in court, and he cited his age and health.
    "Breathless" is a timeless classic. Jean Seberg was radiant, and Jean-Paul Belmondo was simply perfect. Godard's place in the film pantheon is well established; he don't need no stinkin' awards.

  15. 15

    Gee - he is 79 - I would not travel anymore at that age too - heard it today on Swiss radio station.