was originally announced as producer of the show on August 4, 2011. He resigned in November the same year after causing controversy by saying "rehearsal is for fags" following a screening of Tower Heist
(2011). He was replaced with Brian Grazer
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Asghar Farhadi - Winner: Best Foreign Language Film & Nominee: Best Original Screenplay
I would like to thank the Academy, and Sony Pictures Classics and my dear friends Michael Barker and Tom Bernard. Salam be mardomeh khobeh sarzaminam. At this time many Iranians all over the world are watching us and I imagine them to be very happy. They are happy not just because of an important award or a film or a filmmaker, but because at the time when talk of war, intimidation, and aggression is exchanged between politicians, the name of their country, Iran, is spoken here through her ...
to the tune of "The Birth of the Blues"
Music by Ray Henderson
Performed by Billy Crystal See more