By Dave Karger
October 25, 2010 at 07:24 PM EDT

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that French-Swiss filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, one of this year’s four recipients of an honorary Oscar, will not be attending the Governors Awards ceremony on Nov. 13. “He reiterated his thanks for the award,” said Academy president Tom Sherak in a statement, “and also sent his good wishes to the other individuals being honored the same night – Kevin Brownlow, Francis Ford Coppola and Eli Wallach – who he refers to as ‘the three other musketeers.’” Known for 1960’s Breathless and 1980’s Every Man for Himself, Godard, 79, has never been nominated for a competitive Oscar.