I don't think I've ever been so upset by a film not getting the Best Picture Award when it so clearly deserved it ... I'm right with you here, Annie.
... We should have known conservative heffalump academy voters would have rather different ideas of what was stirring contemporary culture. Roughly 6,000 film industry voters, most in the Los Angeles area, many living cloistered lives behind wrought-iron gates or in deluxe rest-homes, out of touch not only with the shifting larger culture and the yeasty ferment that is America these days, but also out of touch with their own segregated city, decide which films are good. And rumour has it that Lions Gate inundated the academy voters with DVD copies of Trash - excuse me - Crash a few weeks before the ballot deadline.
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Sharing Proulx's Sour Grapes
The Visitor sent me this link to Annie Proulx's wonderfully caustic account of her night at the Oscars and the awards that got away: