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Brett Ratner to Receive GLAAD Award

Staff writer Lesley Goldberg’s lede in The Hollywood Reporter sums it up perfectly:

A year and a half after a gay slur effectively cost him a gig producing the Oscars, Brett Ratner has come full circle.

Indeed; and just as loudly as we suspect Eddie Murphy would have been applauded as host of the 84th Annual Academy Awards, this path to redemption by Ratner deserves all the plaudits it will receive. On March 16 in New York at the GLAAD Media Awards, Ratner will accept the organization’s first-ever Ally Award and also take the opportunity to debut some “Coming Out for Equality” PSAs he made for the organization.

The quote from GLAAD director Herndon Graddick in the THR piece about Ratner would seem to further confirm just how much of a momentary brain freeze that Arclight Cinemas Q&A remark really was. Read Golderg’s full report here.

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Update – 03/18/2013: The Hollywood Reporter posted the video of Ratner’s GLAAD acceptance speech. Watch it here.

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