Dear Mr. Pacino,
Thank you for the opportunity to review your movie, “The Godfather”. Every year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences receives numerous requests to review the movies of qualified nominees. As you can well imagine, we are often forced to make difficult decisions about the movies and actors we watch.
The Academy has concluded it’s review of your movie and, after careful consideration, has decided we are unable to grant you the Oscar for Best Actor. This decision was based on one or more of the following five reasons: 1) did not meet the Academy’s guidelines; 2) did not meet the Academy’s objectives; 3) you just weren’t that good; 4) you were good, but your movie was awful; 5) you were good, your movie was good, but we gave it to some other guy who should have won it last year, but we screwed up.
Due to …oh, let’s go with…”regulatory issues”…we are unable to tell you the exact reason you were rejected for the Best Actor Oscar.
This decision is not a reflection of the value of your movie or your work in it. The Academy appreciates your commitment to high quality movies and hopes that you will consider us again for any future award requests. Although we were unable to award you the Oscar for Best Actor, we wish you luck in securing awards from other organizations. Best of luck to you and your future acting career.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Team