I’m forever grateful to Megan Ellison. She helped finance some of my favorite films this year, including Zero Dark Thirty, The Master and Killing Them Softly. Until this morning I had not heard Ellison’s reaction to the Academy’s failure to nominate Kathryn Bigelow for Best Director — “That’s so fucked up,” she tweeted yesterday. Letterman called the Best Director oversight “a travesty” and Kenneth Turan at the LA Times says Bigelow is a casualty of “the bullying power of the United States Senate and an undeserved loss for Zero Dark Thirty in general and director Kathryn Bigelow in particular.” (Deadline)
Full Complete 11-minute segment between Bigelow and Letterman after the cut.