The Hurt Locker producer, Nicolas Chartier will be absent from Oscars this year

American Film Academy announced Tuesday that it has taken this decision against the French producer Nicolas Chartier, because he violated the voting rules for determining winners of the prestigious statuettes, which prohibit e-mails to promote a film by denigrating another one.

Nicolas Chartier has sent the members of the Academy of American films, in late February, an e-mail asking them to vote for the film “The Hurt Locker” and not a movie “which had a budget of 500 million dollars “- an apparent reference to SF 3D feature film” Avatar “. Nicolas Chartier has subsequently requested an apology for the error that he made.

The 82nd Academy Awards Gala will take place Sunday, March 7, at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles.

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