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Schlechte Verliererin?

Brokeback Mountain ist ohne Zweifel ein großartiger Film. Ich kann verstehen, dass man enttäuscht und vielleicht auch sauer ist, wenn ein Film für acht Oscar nominiert ist und dann nur drei bekommt und darunter nicht der Beste Film ist. Aber bei aller Trauer und Zorn sollte man eins nie verlieren: Anstand vor der Konkurrenz. Crash ist ohne Zweifel auch ein grandioser Film und ist ein verdienter Preisträger. Annie Proulx, die die Kurzgeschichte schrieb auf der Brokeback Mountain basiert, äußerte sich in einem Kommentar wie folgt:

The people connected with Brokeback Mountain, including me, hoped that, having been nominated for eight Academy awards, it would get Best Picture as it had at the funny, lively Independent Spirit awards the day before. (If you are looking for smart judging based on merit, skip the Academy Awards next year and pay attention to the Independent Spirit choices.) We should have known conservative heffalump academy voters would have rather different ideas of what was stirring contemporary culture. Roughly 6,000 film industry voters, most in the Los Angeles area, many living cloistered lives behind wrought-iron gates or in deluxe rest-homes, out of touch not only with the shifting larger culture and the yeasty ferment that is America these days, but also out of touch with their own segregated city, decide which films are good. And rumour has it that Lions Gate inundated the academy voters with DVD copies of Trash – excuse me – Crash a few weeks before the ballot deadline. Next year we can look to the awards for controversial themes on the punishment of adulterers with a branding iron in the shape of the letter A, runaway slaves, and the debate over free silver.

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