Monday, March 6

Hollywood Letdown

I agree with a lot of critics -- linked by Andy Towle -- who think that Crash won because it was the less discomfiting choice for straight liberals. It also felt like a very insider-LA movie that would appeal to industry people. CT commented how ridiculous it was that Brokeback Mountain won for everything except acting. Mostly I'm just disapponted because the Best Picture Oscar® would have encouraged more holdouts to see the film. (Because if it's not that great, they'd just as soon not.) Honestly, after all the puerile gay-cowboy jokes from the less-than-impressive Jon Stewart, I think the Academy owed it to us.

P.S. On a related note, I'm annoyed that Netflix's award listings show only past winners, not nominees.