Barely recognizable dressed as a towering Oscar statuette, Shaquille O'Neal goes unnoticed outside the Kodak theater. "Shaq is a rarity -- he knows which roles play to his limitations as an actor," said Sid Ganis.
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) — On this one glittering night, the worlds of movies, music and fashion – even politics – come together, putting over one billion viewers around the world at the center of the entertainment universe. But according to some film industry insiders, there is a gaping black hole at the center of this universe, a hole several highly placed Academy members hope to fill well before next year’s Oscars rolls around.
“You look out over the crowd and you see the Tom Fords, the Jay-Z’s, people from all four corners of the entertainment world, but what you don’t see are the Shaqs, the A-Rods, the Tom Bradys, guys with major star power who are conspicuous by their absence,” said Sid Ganis, President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. “It does the public and the Academy a disservice when we’re not putting our best product out there.” (more…)