Oscars Exile -- "Hurt Locker" Producer Banned

Fresno, CA The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced the punishment, for "Hurt Locker" producer Nicholas Chartier.

They ruled Chartier violated Oscar rules -- by e-mailing Academy members urging them to vote for his movie. He also told voters -- not to vote for "Avatar".

Chartier will not be allowed to attend Sunday's ceremony -- but he will still be awarded an Oscar if "The Hurt Locker" wins best picture.

You can watch the 82nd Academy Awards this Sunday, March 7th -- right here on abc30. Coverage begins at 3:30 p.m.

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