Harvey Weinstein Legion of Honor

Harvey Weinstein at the 2010 Time 100 Gala.

Harvey Weinstein at the 2010 Time 100 Gala. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Penelope Ann Miller, The Artist As mentioned in my previous post, French president Nicolas Sarkozy has named Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company (TWC), a recipient of the 2012 Légion d’Honneur, or Legion of Honor. The honor is “in recognition of Weinstein’s contributions to cinema and his decades of work producing some of the most highly regarded films of our time,” according to a TWC press release. Weinstein will be inducted with the rank of Chevalier. Although Sarkozy himself nominated Weinstein back in late July 2011, the nomination was made public only today, five days after the Weinstein Company-distributed The Artist, a French production directed by Michel Hazanavicius, won five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor (Jean Dujardin). As per the TWC press release, Weinstein had requested that the honor be kept private until now “to avoid any conflict of interest” with his company’s Academy Award campaign for The Artist. »

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