'Up in the Air' Author Slaps Oscars Bosses for Snubbing Him
The novelist whose story inspired Jason Reitman's Oscar-nominated movie "Up in the Air" has taken aim at Academy Award bosses for failing to invite him to the March ceremony. Reitman and his writing partner Sheldon Turner are favorites to land gold at the Oscars next month. The big screen project is nominated for six awards, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.
But Walter Kirn, who wrote the original novel on which the film is based, has been snubbed by organizers, and has taken to Twitter.com to blast the Academy for failing to invite him to the event.
In a message Kirn posted on Wednesday, February 17, he writes, "Caution to writers: Don't expect that because you write a novel that becomes an Oscar-nominated film that you'll be invited to the Oscars. Novelists are like oil in H'wood (Hollywood): they drill us, pipeline us, pump us and then burn us."
- The Weeknd and Selena Gomez Plan 'Summer Wedding' in Europe
- Taylor Swift Is Taking a Break From Social Media After Struggling With Instagram Bullies
- Watch: John Legend Surprises London Commuters With Mini-Concert at Train Station
- Rob Kardashian Hints at Wanting More Kids as He's Gearing Up for Baby Dream's First Birthday
- Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble Are Still Dating, Despite Breakup Reports
- Angelina Jolie Reportedly Was Drug-Tested for 'Tomb Raider'
- Chris Pine Shaves His Head Bald. Find Out How 'Homeland' Inspired His New Look
- Tyga Threatens to Sue Blac Chyna for Defamation After Snapchat Rant