Steven Spielberg fears his new movie Munich will fail to win a single gong at the British Academy Film And Television Awards (BAFTAS) later this year (FEB06), after a string of disasters delayed DVDs intended for voters.
The movie has been shortlisted in Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay categories, but DVDs sent from the US failed to reach voters when they were held up at customs. An emergency second batch were then deployed, but officials soon discovered they were coded for North American viewers, rendering them unwatchable to many in the UK.
The movie has now missed the first round of voting which closed on 4 January (06). The second round of voting closes on Thursday (12JAN06).
Spokeswoman SARA KEENE says, "We are looking into what possible technical solution there might be for the problem.
"Meanwhile we've arranged three more screenings of the movie over the next three days."