Earlier today, the Academy announced that filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard would be among those receiving honorary Oscars this year. However, as of late Wednesday, the organization was still exasperatedly trying to track down the “notoriously anti-Hollywood” 79-year-old Swiss citizen, sparking rumors he may not show up to receive the prize in person.
“We’ve been attempting to reach him since 7 o’clock Tuesday evening and we have as yet had no confirmation,” Bruce Davis, the Academy’s executive director, said late Wednesday afternoon. “We have tried by telephone, by fax, by emails to various friends and associates. We have sent a formal letter by FedEx. But we have certainly not been told he will show up at this point.”
Seriously, dudes, you’re making all this fuss and you haven’t even tried texting him yet?