“ Given that he did not attend the Golden Globes to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award—which also honors one's body of work—I have no idea why you would "bet" on his attendance. After an entire career, I doubt that his convictions would suddenly waver.”
Correct. And as to the original poster’s comment that “I doubt they would have considered him”, that’s exactly what I said – I’m simply pointing out that if they haven’t considered him for years based on the likely correct assumption that he wouldn’t attend (as he hasn’t attended a single awards show or tribute honoring him in his life, even before the day he swept the Oscars with Annie Hall 45 years ago), and if there’s no reason to believe that either they or he would have changed their minds about that even had this one accusation never been leveled at him, then, ipso facto – the question of the accusation becomes moot. Because that’s not the reason they wouldn’t be considering him. As I said.