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Kathryn Bigelow Blames Hacker Group Anonymous For Best Director Oscar Snub

“Zero Dark Thirty” director Kathryn Bigelow is already blaming her Best Director Oscar nomination snub on the hacker group Anonymous, whom she believes hacked into the Academy’s online voting computers to prevent her from getting nominated in an effort to protest her film’s glorification of torture.

Kathryn Bigelow

Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow, seen holding a mask worn by members of the hacker group Anonymous, whom she believes responsible for this year’s Best Director Oscar snub.

“It’s the only explanation,” Bigelow told Hollywood & Swine.  “How else do you explain an Oscar snub for a female director so passionate about her movie that she convinced the CIA to reveal classified information? We need to immediately do another vote with paper ballots only.”

Within moments of Bigelow making her accusation, other actors and directors — all thought to be shoo-ins for nominations — also blamed Anonymous for altering the Academy voting.  Among the snubbed were Ben Affleck, Tom Hooper, John Hawkes, Marion Cotillard, and Leonardo DiCaprio, all of whom are convinced that the hacker group is the only plausible explanation for why they too weren’t nominated.

The Academy immediately issued a statement denying that there is any evidence that their online voting process — done for the first time this year — was compromised by Anonymous.  According to a spokesperson for the Academy, one of the main reasons they decided to offer online voting this year, was to help embarrassed actors, directors, and writers blame hackers for their Oscar snubs and help them save face with their peers.

In related Oscar news, Judd Apatow revealed that an early morning phone call got his entire family’s hopes up that “This is 40” received an Oscar nomination.  Unfortunately, the phone call turned out to be a wrong number and Apatow was forced to break the news to his wife and two daughters that once again the Academy didn’t feel their acting was award-worthy.

  • Anonymous

    We did it to protest the torture that is sitting through that god awful movie. Not the torture within the movie.

  • http://profiles.google.com/vicvargaz Val Vargaz

    If her movie was as big as her ego…we’d break out the paper votes but, it wasn’t.

  • bob Framistan

    Kimye’s baby should be called MoMoney Jones III

  • bob Framistan

    another name could be WhoCares West

  • bob Framistan

    Serves kathryn right by profiting from war. Chances are Jim Cameron hacked AMPAS. She manley Kathryn and could probably kick my ass

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  • jkfromky

    There was far too much fuss about Ben Afleck’s not being nominated in the same category for “Argo” when Bigelow’s achievement was so superior.