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Columbia Pictures would not issue Larry Flynt a ticket to the awards (his biography The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) was up for two Oscars) because they were afraid that he would pull some kind of vulgar stunt and embarrass them. Flynt became angry and began railing against the studio for allowing the film to be made but then censoring him in real life. At the very last minute, Woody Harrelson (who played him in the film) gave him his agent's ticket. See more »

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Frances McDormand: What am I doing here? Especially considering the extraordinary group of women with whom I was nominated.
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Shine
to the tune of "Flight of the Bumblebee"
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How could they snub "Shine"?
7 January 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

OK, so Billy Crystal is little more than a joke machine when hosting the Oscars, but he does tell some good ones. But I can't understand why the Oscars gave Best Picture to "The English Patient" (which I found uninspired when I saw it) when there were "Shine" and "Secrets and Lies".

But otherwise, I enjoyed "The 69th Annual Academy Awards", especially when David Helfgott played the piano, and when Muhammad Ali came up on the stage (it would have been neat to have Larry Flynt on the stage).

So, it was an OK ceremony. But it seems like this one paved the way for them to over-award "Titanic".


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