Monday, April 22, 2024

Bob Dylan Rebuffs Nobel Committee, Will NOT Accept Prize for Literature in Person


Bob Dylan will NOT accept his Nobel Prize for Literature in person on December 11th.

In a statement, the Royal Swedish Academy said: “He would have liked to be able to receive the prize in person, but other commitments make it unfortunately impossible. He stressed that he felt extremely honored by this Nobel Prize.”

But not enough to be polite and accept the honor. Oscar? Sure. Grammy? Why not? But Nobel? Nope.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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