Yes that was a great find. thanks pic.
nolte's massive pause when he's asked whether malick would turn up to the oscars if he's nominated is very interesting.. why would he take so long to answer that? it's obvious to him that malick would NOT turn up, and i think that was going to be his initial answer, but because this was a year where he (Nolte) was making all the right moves, getting huge praise for Affliction, he played the conservative answer of "yeah.. yeah.. that's my guess".
why wouldn't he just tell it like it is? if he'd said no he would have been playing into the hermitic insinuation present in the question, and he might have inadvertently proliferated bad press about terry and had to have gone on the defensive to justify why the dude doesn't have to turn up. so yeah, that was a very long pause to arrive at the shortest answer which was obviously wrong.