09. March 2011 · Comments Off on What Not to Do With Your Brand New "Best Picture" Oscar… · Categories: Uncategorized · Tags: ,

A story published in the London Telegraph online brought me a smile this morning.  The co-producer of this year’s Best Picture, The King’s Speech, Simon Egan, was celebrating the movie’s Academy Awards success at a Hollywood party with his 15-month-old daughter Lara in attendance.  Another party guest let Lara hold the Oscar so folks could take pictures.  As expected, that statuette slipped right out of her hands!

You can view the video through this link.

Mr. Egan immediately contacted the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and was relieved to learn that the Academy has a program for repairing damaged statuettes.

Lesson learned — unless you’re Walt Disney with 26 Oscar statuettes to spare, think REAL hard before letting your 15-month-old loose on your symbol of the pinnacle of your career!