Oscars: Moore’s film eligible

The screening of US filmmaker Michael Moore’s explosive political documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 on Cuban television last week will not hurt the film’s Oscar chances, officials indicated on Wednesday.
The film’s distributors said the copy aired in the communist state on July 29 was pirated and Oscar chiefs said that if that is the case, Fahrenheit is still eligible for a possible Oscar nomination next year.
Under Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences rules, a film that aired on television or on the internet within nine months of its theatrical release is no longer eligible for Oscars consideration.
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