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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:45 AM

'2016' Oscar Snub Has Filmmakers Claiming Political Bias

Gerald Molen, who produced the Academy Award-winning 'Schindler's List,' said the box-office success of the anti-Obama documentary proves the film was a hit: "The action confirms my opinion that the bias against anything from a conservative point of view is dead on arrival in Hollywood."
Gerald Molen, the Oscar-winning producer of Schindlerís List, is claiming political bias because a documentary movie he produced this year isn't up for an Oscar, even though that film, 2016: Obamaís America, made more money at the box office than the combined earning of the 15 films the Academy deemed eligible


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/2016-oscar-snub-has-filmmakers-397855#comments

Where is the whambulance??

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Reply '2016' Oscar Snub Has Filmmakers Claiming Political Bias (Original post)
RockaFowler Dec 2012 OP
tridim Dec 2012 #1
CatWoman Dec 2012 #22
Hissyspit Dec 2012 #2
mikeysnot Dec 2012 #3
dsc Dec 2012 #4
still_one Dec 2012 #7
OldDem2012 Dec 2012 #12
still_one Dec 2012 #5
HughBeaumont Dec 2012 #6
joeybee12 Dec 2012 #8
RockaFowler Dec 2012 #9
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Dec 2012 #16
Jeff In Milwaukee Dec 2012 #10
tarheelsunc Dec 2012 #11
Schema Thing Dec 2012 #13
Baitball Blogger Dec 2012 #14
KharmaTrain Dec 2012 #15
Kelvin Mace Dec 2012 #17
Initech Dec 2012 #18
Lint Head Dec 2012 #19
EC Dec 2012 #20
bongbong Dec 2012 #21
trueblue2007 Dec 2012 #23

Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:47 AM

1. Porn makes money, where's their Oscar?

Idiot.

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Response to tridim (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:37 PM

22. LOL

I think we are mind melding

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:47 AM

2. LOL

It doesn't have anything to do with it being a "hit," dumbfuck.

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:48 AM

3. A documentary has to be about the truth

not wishful thinking. Because it made money does not merit an Oscar nod. The Saw films suck, and make a lot of money but they are not considered Oscar worthy.

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:51 AM

4. In fairness that category has had major problems in the past

and may well have screwed up again. That said I watched only two of the 16 films mentioned (Bully, How to Survive a Plague) and both were exceptional documentaries. I can't fathom that 2016 is in their league.

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Response to dsc (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:54 AM

7. I would not include dinish's film/book in the same sentence as the word fairness

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Response to dsc (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:01 PM

12. I think to qualify for the category you have to produce a film based on facts....

....I think that excludes '2016' just after the opening credits, assuming the credits are indeed accurate.

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:53 AM

5. No asshole, they are ignoring it because it is a lying piece of distortion from the hypocritical

philandering asshole dinish

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:54 AM

6. Gee, a speculative movie filled with lame interpretations by a lying creationist didn't get the nod?

GOTTA be because'a BIAS!!!

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:56 AM

8. He produced Schindler's List?????????

Phuck!

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:56 AM

9. I guess Drudge sent his minions to that site

The comments are overrun by right-wimg kooks.

"I'll never watch the Academy Awards again" - like they ever did

"Hollywood is full of elitists" - just because they believe in fairness and equality for all they are elitists??

I'm really sick of these idiots. They believe in whatever Faux News or Drudge or Limpballs tells them. They have no real thought pattern. And they blame the schools on everything . . . Oy Vey!

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Response to RockaFowler (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:10 PM

16. They say that every year....

....whenever Penn, or Clooney, or some "librul gay agenda movie" wins. Fuck them.

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:56 AM

10. Let's compare...

Total Box Office:

"2016" has earned about $33 million to date. By comparison, "Dude Where's My Car?" earned $73 million ($94 million adjusted for inflation since 2000).

And I never heard Ashton Kutcher bitching about not being nominated.

So shut the fuck up.



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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:58 AM

11. The answer is simple: it's a fauxcumentary, not a documentary.

I actually watched it (for free, obviously) for laughs. Dinesh D'Stupid made baseless claims and didn't even attempt to provide evidence for them. The only people paying to watch it are conservatives who enjoy being fed crap and conspiracy theorists.

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:02 PM

13. I really thought this was going to be The Onion.

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:07 PM

14. It didn't do well with Rotten Tomatos.

The people have spoken.

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:07 PM

15. Awards Aren't Based On Box Office...

...well for the most part. It's decided by the members of the MPAA...it's their show and if Mr. Molen and his right wing buddies don't like this, they can start their own awards. Why not? The great unhinged have set up their own reality...why not an award show to "reward" those who are the most detached?

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:13 PM

17. I don't think that word...

(documentary) means what you think it means.

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:14 PM

18. Could it be because the film is a piece of shit?

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:31 PM

19. Obama won the election Gerald. Get over it. Obviously your blockbuster made as big an impact

as a gnat's fart.

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:16 PM

20. Which category did he think this film

should have been judged?

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:17 PM

21. Hollywood repig sore losers

 

Between this whining & Kelsey Grammer's whining, the repigs should just start their own parallel awards shows.

Have music, film, TV, etc awards just for whining 'pigs.

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Response to RockaFowler (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:39 PM

23. 2016 was a LOSER MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!

does NOT deserve an Oscar nomination

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