Ratatouille producer Brad Lewis, who also serves as mayor of the City of San Carlos, California, spoke Monday about attending this year's Academy Awards, which will be his first ever chance to walk across the stage during an Oscar ceremony, and the risk that it might not happen due to the ongoing writers' strike.
“I’ve always said I’ll go when I’ve earned the right, and this year I feel like I’ve earned it, so I hope it goes on," he said. Still, “We all respect the picket lines because we’re a family of individual artists who work together to make films.”
Correction: The Examiner.com article is incorrect when it says that this year's Academy Awards ceremony would be Lewis' first chance to "walk across the Oscar stage". Due to Academy rules, Lewis, as producer, would not be allowed on stage during an acceptance speech for any of the categories Ratatouille is nominated in. Producers may only go up on stage in the event of a Best Picture win.