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Oscars Organizers Do Not Blacklist Robert Pattinson From the Event

March 3, 2010 (3:01 am) GMT
Responding to fans who speculate that Academy Award organizers did not invite Robert Pattinson to the March 7 ceremony, Oscar co-producer says, ' 'He's not available!' It's not like we snubbed him.'

Academy Award organizers have assured "" fans was invited to the ceremony - but was unavailable to attend due to his busy filming schedule. Pattinson's co-stars and have been confirmed as award presenters at the event on Sunday, March 7, prompting fans of the vampire franchise to lash out at Oscar bosses for seemingly snubbing the star.

But Oscar co-producer Adam Shankman insists he tried desperately to persuade Pattinson to be a part of the show. Shankman tells E! Online, "I think the Pattinson community (fans) is going insane. All I want to say is, 'He's not available!' It's not like we snubbed him. It's not like we said no to him. We asked him to be in the show."

He continues, "We tried really really hard to get him there. We were working on getting (film studio) Summit to fly him in for the day, but eventually it became too much."

Pattinson is currently promoting new drama "" and shooting scenes for upcoming movie "" in Europe.

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