South Park Dude Has His Phil
All of the nominees at Monday's Academy Awards Luncheon played nice and spoke well of the competition ? everyone, that is, except South Park
co-creator Trey Parker
"I hope Phil Collins doesn't win for 'You'll Be in My Heart,' " Parker told reporters while sizing up his competition in the Best Original Song category. "Everything I've achieved would come down to, 'I lost to a Phil Collins song.' "
Parker, nominated along with Marc Shaiman for the song "Blame Canada," also revealed that his much publicized battle with the Oscar censors continues. "I think it was the least foul of all the songs we wrote," Parker said, "but now they want us to take the word 'fart' out of it before it's performed in the Academy Awards telecast."
Then he added with a grin, "I wonder how many people know that the Phil
Collins song used to be titled, 'You're in My F------ Heart?' "
One thing is for sure: 11-year-old Haley Joel Osment, nominated for Best
Supporting Actor for his performance in The Sixth Sense, hasn't seen the R-rated South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. Said Osment: "My parents won't let me see R-rated films so I haven't watched most of the ones nominated for Academy Awards." Awww.