Godard Backs Out Of Academy Awards

French director JEAN-LUC GODARD has decided against flying to Hollywood to receive his honorary Academy Award.
The film icon was invited to accept a lifetime-achievement prize at the Governor's Awards next month (13Nov10) but the 79 year old would not confirm his attendance, telling organisers in September (10) he would be there if his schedule permitted.
But the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak announced on Monday (25Oct10) that the Breathless director will not come to the event after a "two month long, cordial exchange of correspondence".
According to Sherak, Godard thanked Academy officials for the award, which will be delivered to him in Switzerland after the ceremony.
In a statement, Sherak tells Reuters, "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.'"


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