Sony, meanwhile, issued a response to Clennon's comments as Sony Motion Pictures chairman Amy Pascal stated: "We are outraged that any responsible member of the Academy would use their voting status in AMPAS as a platform to advance their own political agenda.”
And "Zero Dark Thirty" financier Megan Ellison tweeted her reponse to Bigelow's Oscar omission: "Kathryn Bigelow was robbed. So f---ed up. #recount."
- Before she became a Golden Globe winner, "Girls" creator/star Lena Dunham sat down for a probing interview by Charlie Rose on January 10, 2013. (Also on that show was an awards panel of New York critics: Slate's Dana Stevens, The New Yorker's David Denby, The NYT's Tony Scott, and Columbia film professor Annette Insdorf.) To check it out, head to Audible.
- Comedian Louis C.K. might join David O Russell's untitled Abscam film, alongside actors Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, and Amy Adams. The film follows a financial conman and his female accomplice (Bale and Adams), who are forced to work with a federal agent (Cooper) to fight the mob. No word as of yet on C.K.'s role, but it should be a significant one.
- The Gurus o' Gold have posted their Academy Awards chart after the announcement of nominees. "Lincoln" is in the lead for Best Picture, followed by "Life of Pi" and "Silver Linings Playbook." Head to the two-page spreadsheet here.