Looks like Brett Ratner's thoughtless remark that rehersing was for "fags" finally caught up with him. Despite a public letter apology, he resigned as producer today. The Academy had this to say:
“He did the right thing for the Academy and for himself,” Sherak said. “Words have meaning, and they have consequences. Brett is a good person, but his comments were unacceptable. We all hope this will be an opportunity to raise awareness about the harm that is caused by reckless and insensitive remarks, regardless of the intent.”
No word yet on whether or not this incident will hurt his current film "Tower Heist," or whether or not Eddie Murphy will still be interested in hosting with him. I wish him luck in the future, but he really needs to be careful of what he says from this day on.
You've found yet another blog dedicated to predicting the Academy Awards (AKA: The Oscars). This is probably the most stupid and pointless game people play on the internet, seeing as how the Oscars aren't science and there are no rules, just guesses. Playing the Oscar prediction game is like playing roulette without being able to see the numbers, and you always end up looking like a fool at least once for predicting something that was just a bunch of hot air. But what the heck, it's also a lot of fun trying to predict nominations and wins off information that has nothing to do with anything. As with most Oscar sites I have my list of potential nominees on the right. Unlike many sites though, a guess won't appear until the movie has been released, otherwise I feed a hype machine that may have little merit to it. Anyway, hope you enjoy the blog.
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