No Oscar Consideration For Fahrenheit 911

I know this is going to ruin your morning, but Variety is reporting that according to Acedemy rules Fahrenheit 911 should be ineligible for a Best Documentary Oscar at next years Academy Awards.

“Fahrenheit 9/11” was apparently shown last week on Cuban state-run TV. According to Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences rules, a feature is disqualified for a documentary Oscar if it airs on TV or the Internet anywhere in the world within nine months of its bigscreen run….

Anyone want to bet they “forget” the rules or nominate the picture in the Best Picture category? Given that Photoshop 911 is more fiction than fact it probably belongs in the Best Picture category anyway…

Update: The relevant rule section from the A.M.P.A.S. – Rule 3 and Rule 12.

Update 2: The Academy doesn’t care.

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