James Toback Isn't Taking His Oscar Snub Well


In an interview with the New York Times, enigmatic director James Toback went to great lengths to assail not only the reputation of the committee that selects the shortlist for the Best Documentary award, but also the fairness of their selection process. “How is some tiny, dirty covert weirdly protective little group within the Academy going to be immune?,” he posed to Michael Cieply, before adding that he experienced something during the selection process “which I put fully in the category of extortion that I did not go along with.” [NYT]