At the 2007 Academy Awards, sound mixer Michael Minkler made rude and hurtful comments about his colleague Kevin O’Connell who left the awards early to be by his dying mother’s side. We think that was a really low class, dirty move and we lost respect for Michael Minkler as a result.
Further discussion about Michael Minkler’s hateful comments and his subsequent attempts to censor any online discussions about them can be read at the following links:
O’Connell was with dying mom while being bashed at Oscars
Greg P. Russell Responds to Michael Minkler’s Comments
Sore Winner: A big case of foot in mouth for Michael Minkler
Catfights with the sound people!
Oscar FeudWatch: Sound Mixer Smackdown!
Oscar Sound Mixer Smackdown II: Team ‘Apocalypto’ Responds
The Oscar Sound Mixing Smackdown: Now With More Drama
Kevin O’Connell: Still an Oscar Bridesmaid?
19 time loser mocked after leaving Oscars to be with dying mother
Harsh sounds afoot at the Oscars …
Win an Oscar for Sound Mixing…and behave like a pompous ass
Michael Minkler is an asshole and a hack
Go straight to hell Michael Minkler! (Sound Oscar winner)
(this URL was taken down after legal threats and bullying by Michael Minkler. See Michael Minkler gets 7-year old message board post deleted)
Three time Academy Award winner Michael Minkler is evil
Threatened with legal action over a 2007 post
In the matter of Michael Minkler