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Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Well, I'm getting ready to charge off to my first day of school - my 19th first day of school, by my calculations - and I just had to take a moment to post this.

Michael Moore has taken Fahrenheit 9/11 out of the running for Best Documentary at this year's Oscars.

Moore says he's doing this because he still wants as many people as possible to see the film. To acheive that goal, he's really, really hoping to get the film shown on TV sometime between now and the election. But, there's this rule in the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences saying that, if a documentary is shown on TV within 9 months of its theatrical release, it's ineligiable to compete for Best Documentary. So, Moore said, "If that's the only thing holding me back, then OK. We won't run for Best Documentary."

Plus, pointed out Moore, this has been the most publicized documentary of the year. And it's been such a great year for documentaries (Super Size Me, Control Room, The Corporation, etc), that he figures it's best if he steps aside and lets one of these lesser known, but just as good, documentaries win the prize.

But Moore assures us that the film is still in the running for all Oscars it's elligible for, including Best Picture.

So, naturally, the anti-Moore sites are now accusing Moore of throwing his ego around by putting the film in the running for Best Picture, plus they're already accusing the Weinstein Brothers of buying Moore the Best Picture Oscar, because the Weinsteins have bought every Oscar that Miramax has ever won, according to the anti-Moore sites.

Don't forget, the film hits DVD on October 5.

Next Issue...The Return

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