Hurt Locker producer banned from Oscars

The producer at the centre of the negative-campaigning Oscar row will miss out on The Hurt Locker ’s big night, after Academy executives banned him from Sunday’s ceremony.

Nicolas Chartier, who had issued an apology for his Avatar -bashing email campaign, will not be allowed to enter the Kodak Theatre after what the Academy have described as “an ethical lapse”.

The rest of the team behind The Hurt Locker have attempted to distance themselves from the Frenchman’s outburst, with fellow producer Mark Boal telling The Daily Beast , “Kathryn (Bigelow) was shocked and appalled and embarrassed by Nic’s poor judgement, and condemned it.”

“Everyone understands that Nic bears the responsibility for his mistake 100 percent on his own shoulders.”