Friday, February 23, 2007

Are the Academy Members Idiots?

Well...after reading David Carr's (aka The Carpetbagger) report on interviews with Academy members, I'm beginning to wonder. One predicted Volver was going to win Best Foreign Language Film (it's not even nominated), most he talked to were only familiar with one of the Foreign Language nominees (Pan's Labyrinth), and another said “I will not vote for the children’s movie. What I call ‘The Yellow Picture,’ where they go to the beauty contest.”

I don't want Little Miss Sunshine to win either but at least I remember it's name. Geeze...do these people even watch the nominated films? Or just check off the names they're familiar with?

At least when it comes to the foreign language category, voters must see all the nominated films at special Academy screenings in order to be able to vote.

Click here to read the story.

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