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Brett Ratner Can Still Direct The Oscars…But No More Screw-Ups!

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He should consider himself very lucky.

Despite Brett Ratner making a disgusting, homophobic, and frankly STOOPID comment regarding homosexuals during a Q&A for his new flick, Tower Heist, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Tom Sherak has revealed that they will NOT be firing the director from his job helming this year's Oscar telecast, but this is his only get out of jail free pass!

He explains:

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Academy President Takes On The Haters, Defends Oprah's Honorary Award

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Better watch out, critics! The President of the United States of America the Academy has got Oprah's back!

To recap, two days ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Board of Governors announced that they will honor Oprah Winfrey with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for "her extensive charitable, philanthropic, and educational efforts."

Then yesterday, critics lashed out at the Academy for their decision to honor Oprah with the award.

Now, Academy Prez Tom Sherak has come to Ms. Winfrey's defense:

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Brett Ratner Picked To Produce Academy Awards!

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The President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Tom Sherak, has announced his picks for Oscar's producers.

Both Brett Ratner and Don Mischer got the lucky taps, honoring Ratner with his first run and Mischer with his second.

Though

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Jean-Luc Godard Is Snubbing The Oscars!

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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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