At Least He Won’t Have To Talk To Joan Rivers

The last time Roman Polanski was nominated for an Oscar, Jimmy Carter was in the White House and disco wasn’t quite dead yet. But just because Polanski’s film, The Pianist was given a Best Director nod, don’t expect to see the reclusive filmmaker on the red carpet. Polanski is officially still a fugitive from American justice, having fled the country in 1978 after having pled guilty to having sex with a minor, and the Los Angeles D.A. says that he would not hesitate to make an arrest, should Polanski choose to attend the Oscar ceremony.