Skip to comments.Red and blue states bash and boost 2005's best picture nominations (Barf Alert!)
Posted on 02/15/2006 2:48:30 PM PST by wagglebee
You wouldn't know it these days, what with all the kerfuffle about this year's "controversial" nominations, but Oscar really is a very old-fashioned and conservative kind of guy. It's not as if Academy voters are wild-eyed radicals or elderly anarchists looking to advance agendas anathema to the Heartland.
Despite red state paranoia, what turns Oscar on -- bottom-line -- is almost always money, not politics. Box-office clout -- and sometimes verging-on-maudlin sentimentality -- has traditionally carried far more weight among Academy oldsters than cutting-edge socio-political content or avant-garde art.
Hollywood talent can afford to be PC to the max, but most of the money gravitates to old-school business values. A big-bucks industry like the Dream Factory is not about to go gaga over product that won't sell in the flyover states.
Still, during the past decade, some Academy Award nominations -- if not always wins -- have gone to what many right-wing types would consider hot-button movies. Strangely, they rarely elicited the kind of brouhaha brought on by 2005 noms such as "Brokeback Mountain" and "Munich."
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No you leftist idiot, "gay" means happy, we call them homosexual deviants!
Homosexual agenda ping.
Ping. I'm on a Mac right now and can't pull up the ping lists, I will ping in a couple hours if Dbeers or DirtyHarry don't get to it.
That's why Passion and Narnia cleaned up at the Oscars and Brokeback got shutout...
It won't work becasue 99.9% of Americans have no desire to go to a homosexual porn movie
Well my fav movie of the year have been hands down "The World's Fastest Indian"
My favorite movie this year was "Cinderella Man" but it showed Braddock praying, and going to Mass. But the thing that really did it in was the fact that he felt guilty about taking welfare money to feed his children and then payed it all back as soon as he earned enough.
Brokeback Mountain Weekly Grocery Lists
for Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist, Summer, 1963
> WEEK ONE
> WEEK TWO
> WEEK THREE
> Beans al fresca
> Thin-sliced Bacon
> Hazelnut Coffee
> Sky vodka & Tanqueray gin
> K-Y gel
> WEEK FOUR
> Beans en salade
> Coffee (espresso grind)
> 5-6 bottles best Chardonnay
> 2 tubes K-Y gel
> WEEK FIVE
> Fresh Fava beans
> Jasmine rice
> Prosciutto, approx. 8 ounces, thinly sliced
> Medallions of veal
> Porcini mushrooms
> 1/2 pint of heavy whipping cream
> 1 Cub Scout uniform, size 42 long
> 5-6 bottles French Bordeaux (Estate Reserve)
> 1 extra large bottle Astro-glide
> WEEK SIX
> Yukon Gold potatoes
> Heavy whipping cream
> Asparagus (very thin)
> Organic Eggs
> Spanish Lemons
> Gruyere cheese (well aged)
> Crushed Walnuts
> Clarified Butter
> Extra Virgin Olive oil
> Pure Balsamic vinegar
> 6 yards white silk organdy
> 6 yards pale ivory taffeta
> 3 Cases of Dom Perignon Masters Reserve
> Large tin Crisco
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