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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.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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