Godard to attend Governors Award ceremony, if he feels like it

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
September 8th, 2010

Apparently an Oscar may mean at least a tiny bit to a certain legendary filmmaker.

Numerous reports revealed that director Jean-Luc Godard had declined an invitation to attend the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences’ annual Governors Awards, to receive an honorary Oscar alongside Francis Ford Coppola, Kevin Brownlow, and Eli Wallach. Never one to truly bow to the world of Hollywood, the famously anti-establishment filmmaker may have changed his mind now though.

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The Playlist is reporting that the filmmaker issued a statement yesterday, that says that the auteur is now considering attending the event, if scheduling permits. Remember, this is the same man who shunned the Cannes press world this past year, a place that has played home to him for decades now. In other words, if the director feels so inclined, with nothing else on his plate, he may think about attending. Therefore, I highly doubt the filmmaker will be there.

Personally, he doesn’t need it either. The event won’t be broadcast, and he’ll still get his mention on the Oscar broadcast, so really, there isn’t much positive that could come from him attending. The legend is open about his disinterest in flying, and for an Academy to ignore him for decades prior, he doesn’t owe it to anyone. Sure, I’d love to see him get honored by his peers, but he definitely doesn’t need it.

What do you think?

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