As you all know by now, 'The Hurt Locker' won the Oscar for Best Picture at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards. But after Tom Hanks opened the envelope and announced the biggest prize of the night, one producer was noticeably absent from the podium. That's because Nicolas Chartier was disinvited from the Academy Awards ceremony after he had sent an e-mail asking for 'Hurt Locker' votes and disparaging another film.

But when the Academy hands you lemons, you make lemonade, and the producer celebrated the year's best picture win with his own independent Oscar fete at the beach Sunday night.
categories Movies, Oscars