Drama continues well into the Oscars

Posted by · 11:39 pm · March 7th, 2010

OscarsFrom Salon, RE: that bizarre documentary short acceptance speech mishap:

What happened was the director and I had a bad difference over the direction of the film that resulted in a lawsuit that has settled amicably out of court. But there have been all these events around the Oscars, and I wasn’t invited to any of them. And he’s not speaking to me. So we weren’t even able to discuss ahead of the time who would be the one person allowed to speak if we won. And then, as I’m sure you saw, when we won, he raced up there to accept the award. And his mother took her cane and blocked me. So I couldn’t get up there very fast.




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  • 1 3-07-2010 at 11:44 pm

    Jake said...

    Wow, i just thought that was so rude and odd, but that explains it, thanks KT for the update

  • 2 3-08-2010 at 12:24 am

    sam said...

    Anyone know what sean penn was talking about before presenting best actress???

  • 3 3-08-2010 at 12:56 am

    Jim said...

    Sam: Ha, I know what you mean. It was as baffling as his SAG speech last year.

    As for this speech, I had absolutely no idea what was going on – but it was entertaining none the less…

  • 4 3-08-2010 at 1:10 am

    JHS said...

    Lady-in-Purple just looked like an ass. End of story. I’m sorry she fucked up the win for the film.

  • 5 3-08-2010 at 1:50 am

    Jeff said...

    Sam: Sean Penn was obliquely referencing the fact that he forgot to thank his wife during each of his Oscar acceptance speeches.

  • 6 3-08-2010 at 2:57 am

    jlu said...

    uh. may. zing.

  • 7 3-08-2010 at 4:14 am

    Nel said...

    It really was a Kanye moment wasn’t it? She really came off the worse.

  • 8 3-08-2010 at 4:42 am

    Ziyad Abul Hawa said...

    I thought it was a Kanye moment, I didn’t know she was also involved in the short

  • 9 3-08-2010 at 5:27 am

    Jonathan Spuij said...

    It was very embarassing indeed. I would’ve loved to see someone “stop” her with a cane though.

  • 10 3-08-2010 at 5:36 am

    Ben said...

    Fair enough, but still felt it was an asshole move on her part. Sounds like sour grapes.

  • 11 3-08-2010 at 5:59 am

    the other mike said...

    lets see how the nutty media play this out cause they rode that Kanye thing forever. I wonder if this crazy chick is gonna get the same outcast treatment.

  • 12 3-08-2010 at 6:07 am

    Mike_M said...

    That chick was crazy and cut the other guy off… i had no idea what was going on…

  • 13 3-08-2010 at 6:36 am

    sosgemini said...

    Wait a minute. The winner of the short Oscars goes to the director, right? She had no right to go up there. There’s no “who decides” discussion. The Oscar is his and she was in the wrong for busting up the show like that. Peeps best not be spinning this ish in her favor. And to think she brought sexism into the arguement on a historical night for woman in the industry. Shame on you…shame on you!

  • 14 3-08-2010 at 6:41 am

    sosgemini said...

    Oh wow, just actually read the article. She removed herself from the project a year ago? LOL…She’s a mess.

  • 15 3-08-2010 at 7:36 am

    Inkdrone said...

    the oscar goes to the producers and she was one of the producers and won the award along with him.

  • 16 3-08-2010 at 8:01 am

    sosgemini said...

    Fair enough but she still wasn’t the designated “speaker” and the fact that she left the project (by her own accord) and did what she did kinda proves she’s bat sh*t insane. ;-D

  • 17 3-08-2010 at 8:49 am

    Will said...

    it was interesting to see how many speeches got hijacked by other people

  • 18 3-08-2010 at 8:52 am

    Leone said...

    That lady should be ashamed of herself. First off, the director was delivering a wonderful speech. And it was obvious that she was a senseless idiot. She had NOTHING of substance to say and she made a complete ass of herself. The director handled himself with complete decorum and class. I wanted to ring that woman’s neck for being so idiotic.

  • 19 3-08-2010 at 10:51 am

    Patryk said...

    She made a fool of herself in front of millions of people. Classless.

  • 20 3-08-2010 at 12:44 pm

    Gustavo H.R. said...

    Here, here, Patrick…