Why i hope Brokeback Mountain doesn't win the Oscar - 1370°C
Jan. 16th, 2006
11:25 pm - Why i hope Brokeback Mountain doesn't win the Oscar
Recently, i've been listening to conservative talk radio, so that i really know what i'm annoyed about rather than just blindly ranting about neo-cons.
Today, someone on KKOB 770 (not sure who) said that he reckoned Brokeback Mountain would win best picture at both the Golden Globes and the Oscars because the "Left-wing Hollywood Liberals (TM)" would vote for it in order to make a statement. He then went on to rant about the "liberal" media for twenty minutes.
I haven't seen the film. But as it's directed by Ang Lee, stars two very good actors, and has a plot that seems on first blush to not be entirely dependent on the "shock value" of homosexual cowboys. I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt until i do see it.
I don't believe in these awards shows. While they have picked fabulous films as Best Picture winners in the past, it's usually not the case. You can usually predict the Oscar Best Picture winner without fail just by its pomp and circumstance. Maybe Brokeback Mountain is one of the exceptions and will give me a new found respect for the awards show committees. Nonetheless. It won the Golden Globes' Best Picture tonight. Just to prove this idiot neo-con wrong, i hope it doesn't win even a single Oscar.