Monday, March 06, 2006

They're just mad Bruce Willis hasn't been nominated for his stellar work in Die Hard 26

It's amazing how the rightwingers like to politicize everything, including the movies. There has been much hubub in the conservative media and blogland about the films that were nominated for Best Picture this year, how they were somehow indicative of Hollywood thumbing its nose at middle America. That all those gay themes and racism themes show how out of touch the movie industry is with, presumably, red state Bush country.

I thought George Clooney said it great when he won his award for Syriana:

"...you know, we are a little bit out of touch in Hollywood every once in a while. I think it's probably a good thing. We're the ones who talk about AIDS when it was just being whispered, and we talked about civil rights when it wasn't really popular. And we, you know, we bring up subjects. This Academy, this group of people gave Hattie McDaniel an Oscar in 1939 when blacks were still sitting in the backs of theaters. I'm proud to be a part of this Academy, proud to be part of this community, and proud to be out of touch. And I thank you so much for this."

And, by the way, how hot was Jessica Alba last night? That's what you call tasty. Now THAT's my type.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

He's pretty easy on the eyes too. Like you said about Jessica Alba - TASTY! :)

Anonymous said...

It's typical that they would be upset that gays or blacks are portrayed as sympathetic or victims of prejudice. I guess that doesn't go over big in Bush land? And I agree - George Clooney is hot as hell.

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