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Nope, Godard Won’t Be Accepting That Oscar in Person

So, Jean-Luc Godard has finally been tracked down and — surprise, surprise — he will not be flying to Los Angeles this November to pick up an honorary Oscar. After confirming to the intrepid journalist who located him in Switzerland, where he lives, that he did indeed get the letter (if not telephone messages, faxes, e-mails) informing him of the award, Godard left it to his partner Anne-Marie Mieville to explain his position: "It's not the Oscars … At first he thought it was going to be part of the same ceremony, then he realized it was a separate thing in November. Jean-Luc won't go to America, he's getting old for that kind of thing. Would you go all that way just for a bit of metal?" [Australian]