Nikki Finke Leaks Oscar Secrets, Gets Uninvited

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences sure is touchy about its Oscar lineup this year. Deadline's Nikki Finke had the press credentials for her site revoked for leaking the award show’s lineup, which she called “another snorefest.” “Deadline was banned from covering the Oscars precisely for covering the Oscars," Finke wrote, going on to say that some of her spoilers were published “"with the permission and encouragement…of Oscar bigwigs who were hoping to spike more viewership for Sunday's show." Finke herself normally live blogs the show in a very negative tone (she says she "live-snarks" the event), but she was planning on sending a Deadline reporter from New York this year.