Is Mr. Pitt involved in a lover’s quarrel with the gold statue whose name I’m assuming is Oscar? He was noticeably absent from the awards ceremony, especially since he starred in “Babel,” nominated for a Best Picture, and he had a hand in producing “The Departed,” the film that ended up snagging the Best Picture award. Pitt’s PR rep claims that the reason Brad was unable to attend was that he was busy in New Orleans working on his next film and added,” He wasn’t nominated for anything.”
That same excuse, notes Page Six, could have been used by Cate Blanchett, who took time off from her current project, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” to attend the show. But then again, she’s been nominated a heck of a lot more recently, if that has anything to do with it…
It was also noted that Eddie Murphy was not a happy camper when Alan Arkin walked off with the award for the category of Best Supporting Actor, and was a no-show at the parties. If it’s any consolation, Eddie, “Norbit” is making a lot of money. I wonder if he went home, put on his fat lady suit and just cried.