“Mailings that extol the merits of a film, an achievement or an individual are not permitted...quotes from reviews [are] not permitted, nor should they refer to other honors or awards, past or present...”
“In the preholiday rush, a letter went out that wasn’t properly vetted, and we sincerely apologize for the error,” says MPRM Communications co-president Mark Pogachefsky. “Chris didn’t know the rules, and we didn’t catch it -- it just went through the email system.”
While others speculate that there may be consequences, or that the screenwriter’s chances were slim to none getting a nomination, it seems that this was a minor infraction on the regulations. While the AMPAS office doesn’t open until Monday, so we won’t have any word on what they decide to do. Maybe it will be a case of lesson learned so let’s move on. Although many feel that there will be more serious consequences.
What do you think should happen?