Although I recently commented on the dark nature of 2006 cinema, I am very satisfied with the majority of the nominees selected for best picture.
In the past 48 hours my friend Anthony sent me this article from World Magazine and Adam sent me this Star-Telegram article.
Both articles complain that the academy has lost touch with popular culture and have ignored what is largely popular in the box office.
What do they expect? Anna Faris to get a supporting nod for Scary Movie 4, or more recognition for films like Talladega Nights? How in the world did Kate Beckinsale not get any award recognition for her role in Click?
If box office was in charge of choosing the best actor of the year we'd be seeing Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean), Ben Stiller (Night at the Museum), Hugh Jackman (X-Men: The Last Stand, unless he was campaigned supporting), Brandon Routh (Superman Returns), and Tom Hanks (Da Vinci Code).
In this line of thinking Danielle Steele surely would have won the Pulitzer Prize for literature by now, and Mary Hart and Entertainment Tonight crew would have definitly won the Peabody Award for excellence in journalism many times over.
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