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artists-for-peace-and-justice.jpg"Crash" director Paul Haggis has been MIA this awards season. And The Dish Rag found out why when we spoke to him exclusively at the March 4 Artists for Peace and Justice fundraiser. Haggis co-hosted the event, which was sponsored by Vanity Fair and Brioni, along with Gerard Butler and "Precious" director Lee Daniels (pictured above ).

"I haven't kept up with anything Oscar because I've had my head in a basket because of Haiti," Haggis said. "Hollywood has really stepped up (for Haiti) but I'm also afraid it's going to be forgotten soon. I'm doing my best that it won't be. "