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Moore for Cuba

Filmmaker eligible for Oscar, despite TV run
September 1, 2004

Although a pirated version of Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 was shown in primetime on Cuban state television, it won’t cost him a chance at another Oscar nod. While the Academy restricts entry to films which have aired on TV or the Internet within nine months of their release, it was ruled that not even Moore can master every spin. ‘If somebody steals your movie and puts it on TV, we’re not going to penalize you for it,’ Academy spokesperson John Pavlik told Reuters.

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