London (ANI): British actor Robert Pattinson will be absent from
this week"s Oscars ceremony, it has emerged.
The actor will be busy filming new movie Bel Ami in
Europe when the show takes place this Sunday. Previously it had
been claimed that organisers were snubbing the actor. But now Oscar
co-producer Adam Shankman has said they wanted him but were told
"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. 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," the Daily Express quoted Shankman
as telling E! Online.