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Vigorous Oscar campaign nets ‘The Hot Chick’ zero nominations

[Edition 82] The Academy’s members declined to recognize the Rob Schneider film, which centres on a sleazy loser who is transported into the body of a high school hottie, as one of the year’s better pictures even after receiving personalized DVD copies of the film, along with a novelty strap-on pair of oversized breasts emblazoned with the film’s name.


Schneider was extremely disconcerted to hear he hadn’t been nominated, though his co-stars didn’t seem to care

[Edition 82] Despite one of the biggest campaigns ever seen in the history of the Academy Awards, The Hot Chick scored a grand total of no Oscar nominations at this year’s awards. The Academy’s members declined to recognize the Rob Schneider film, which centres on a sleazy loser who is transported into the body of a high school hottie, as one of the year’s better pictures even after receiving personalized DVD copies of the film, along with a novelty strap-on pair of oversized breasts emblazoned with the film’s name.

The film also tried to gain support by hosting a series of special beers-and-screening nights for Academy members in the popular Sunset Boulevard outlet of Hooters.

“We thought it was a great chance to highlight the differences between the sexes that form the basis of the comedy in our film,” the film’s director, Tom Brady, explained. “I should have realised we were a long shot when no-one turned up except Will Ferrell. It’s a pity, because I really think I could have given Peter Jackson a run for his money this year.”

The film’s executive producer Adam Sandler was furious with the Academy, and said he’d had enough of the snubs. “I’ve been ignored by the Academy all the way from Coneheads to Mr Deeds,” he said. “So it’s no surprise to find that once again, those so-called experts wouldn’t know quality acting if I came to their house and shoved it up their ass with a giant pink shovel,” he said. “Come to think of it, that’s not a bad idea for a movie.”

The film’s star and co-writer, Rob Schneider said he was devastated by the omission. “With this film, I thought if I got overlooked for Best Actor yet again, I might at least had a shot for Best Actress instead,” he said. “At least that’s the way I would have voted, if they’d ever actually let me into the Academy.”