22 January in the US was announced all the nominees for the “Oscar-2019”, among which in the category of “Best fiction short film” got the picture “Detention” (Detainment) Irish Director Vincent Lemba.
The tape is removed based on real events and tells about the murder of 2-year-old boy in 1993. Was blamed 10-year-old boys (Robert Thompson and Jon Venables ), who was sentenced to 8 years imprisonment. They were the youngest of the criminals ever to be convicted in the UK for murder.
At the same time, mother of the murdered child, the Briton Denis Fergus is strictly against the film and calls to remove him from the nomination on “Oscar”. She wrote about this in his Twitter.
“I can’t tell you how disgust and sadness I feel due to the fact that this so-called film nominated for “Oscar”. It’s one thing to make a movie without talking and without asking permission from the James’s family, and quite another – to recover the lives of James before brutal murder and to get me and my family to relive the murder again,” the message reads.
According to her, 90 thousand people also signed a petition to expunge the film from the contenders for the award.
According to the Daily Mirror, formerly Fergus accused Lemba in an attempt to build a career on her grief. After waves of criticism, the Director apologized to the family, recognizing that it had to consult with the relatives of the boy before filming. He stated that his main goal was to try to understand how two boys could commit such a crime. In his opinion, the reasons need to understand, because something similar could happen again.
We will remind, ceremony of delivery “Oscars” this year will be held on February 24 in Los Angeles. Initially it was assumed that her will be comedian Kevin HART, however, Internet users recalled him homophobic Twitter nine years ago, after which HART refused to award. It is unknown what format will be “Oscar-2019”. According to some, the Academy plans to attract more actors from superhero franchises “the Avengers” and allocate these responsibilities between them.