Wednesday, January 11, 2006


About damn time!

Glad they didn't take his comments that he didn't want one too seriously.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Robert Altman, one of five esteemed directors who hold the record for most Academy Award nominations without winning, finally is getting an Oscar.

Altman, who had best-director nominations for MASH, Nashville, The Player, Short Cuts and Gosford Park, will receive an honorary Oscar at the March 5 awards.

In announcing the award Wednesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences cited Altman for a "career that has repeatedly reinvented the art form and inspired filmmakers and audiences alike."

Altman, 80, is tied with four other filmmakers for the record for Oscar futility, losing all five times they were nominated. The others are Martin Scorsese, Alfred Hitchcock, Clarence Brown and King Vidor.

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