Oscars’ Kanye Moment Was a Golda Moment, Too
Meir biographer steals the scene
Close observers of last night’s Oscars telecast might have noticed what seemed suspiciously like a Kanye moment: when the director of Best Short Documentary winner Music by Prudence, a man, went up to accept his award, another person, a woman, interrupted him soon after he had begun talking—it sounds like she says, “The man starts talking, isn’t that classic”—and proceeded to talk a bit about the film before they both left stage. The video is below.
Turns out the incident had to do with some bad blood between the director, Roger Ross Williams, and the producer, Elinor Burkett.
Gal Beckerman, writing on the Forward’s Sisterhood blog, notes the “Jewish connection”: Burkett is the author of a Golda Meir biography.
I can’t put it better than Beckerman does: “Forget Kanye. Williams should have known better than to mess with anyone familiar in the ways of Golda.”
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