An Oscar winner has revealed how her 11-year-old daughter pranked her with a letter demanding the return of her prestigious award.
However the 44-year-old stated she acquired a letter on April Fools’ Day purportedly from the academy which described the most effective tailored screenplay award as a “mistake”.
Sharing the letter on Twitter, the director wrote: “My 11-year-old swung low for April Fools’ Day this 12 months.”
The signed letter, presupposed to be from David Rubin, president of the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences, learn: “We are saying this to you with the deepest regrets: the Oscar you acquired was given by mistake, you need to return it.”
The letter stated Polley had “yet another week to take pleasure in it” however then she should “mail it again to LA the place we’ll give it to the rightful finest tailored screenplay, All Quiet On The Western Entrance”.
It continued: “We’re sorry on your loss, however it is just truthful that the play with the actual finest tailored screenplay will get the Oscar.”
The letter additionally stated the movie academy had realised its mistake on the evening of the ceremony however wished to keep away from one other “fiasco”, referencing La La Land being named winner of finest image through the 2017 ceremony as an alternative of Moonlight.
The director of All Quiet On The Western Entrance, Edward Berger, performed together with the prank on Twitter.
Replying to Polley’s tweet, he wrote: “Expensive Sarah, to save lots of on mailing prices as I dwell abroad the academy has requested me to give you my deal with so you possibly can ship the Oscar instantly.
“I’ll observe up shortly. Pleased with you? All finest, Edward.”
Polley replied: “My child says to let you know that it is already packaged and on its method.”
Berger added: “Thanks. Monitoring quantity please. Would hate for it to get misplaced.”
All Quiet On The Western Entrance, a German-language movie in regards to the harsh realities of the First World Conflict, gained 4 Oscars in March, together with finest worldwide characteristic movie, from 9 nominations.