Kevin McCarthy Apologizes For Movie Mix-Up

Dear Friends,

Unfortunately, I made a mistake yesterday during my Oscar movie segment on “Fox & Friends.”

I mixed up my movies. I was discussing the category of Best Picture and saying that, out of the nine nominated films, you should at least see the following three: “Gravity,” “12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle.” I proceeded to say that “Gravity” and “12 Years a Slave” were the front-runners, but to not count out “American Hustle.”

I don’t read a teleprompter when I’m on “Fox & Friends,” and here’s where I made the mistake. My original talking points for “American Hustle” were focused around the votes splitting between “Gravity” and “12 Years a Slave” and how “American Hustle” won the SAG award for Best Ensemble. From there, I started talking about how “American Hustle” was produced by Harvey Weinstein and that he’s the best campaigner in the industry.

Unfortunately, I was confusing “American Hustle” with “Silver Linings Playbook,” which was a major Oscar contender last year with the same director (David O. Russell) and two of the same cast members (Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence). I made the Harvey Weinstein argument last year when I talked about “Silver Linings Playbook.”

Please accept my apology for the on-air mix-up. The correction would be that Harvey Weinstein had NOTHING to do with “American Hustle.”

Thanks for reading the site and watching the reviews,

Kevin McCarthy