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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:18 PM

'2016 Obama's America' Filmmakers Cry Oscar Bias

Gerald Molen, who produced 1994's Schindler's List (with Steven Spielberg and Branko Lustig) won the Academy Award for Best Picture said political bias is to blame for 2016 not making the cut of 15 titles to advance to the next round.

Directed by Dinesh D'Souza, the pic took in a cool $33.44 million domestically, earning more at the box office than the 15 who did advance to Oscar-nomination eligibility combined. Molen, however, said D'Souza believed the Academy - which is criticized by conservatives of being largely liberally biased - might snub the doc.

"Dinesh warned me this might happen," Molen said with a laugh, according to THR. "The action confirms my opinion that the bias against anything from a conservative point of view is dead on arrival in Hollywood circles. The film’s outstanding success means that America went to see the documentary in spite of how Hollywood feels about it."

http://movieline.com/2012/12/05/2016-obamas-america-oscars/

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2012 OP
CJCRANE Dec 2012 #1
bullwinkle428 Dec 2012 #2
gollygee Dec 2012 #3
Canuckistanian Dec 2012 #4
sdfernando Dec 2012 #5
JustAnotherGen Dec 2012 #6

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:20 PM

1. I'm sure it'll make the shortlist of the Golden Raspberry Awards

and deservedly so.

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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:20 PM

2. How 'bout the fact the movie was a complete piece of shit?

Dude, you went from making "Schindler's List" to "Shithead's List"!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:24 PM

3. Hmm I guess they think it would win under the documentary category

Seems like it's mainly creative speculation. Maybe they prefer movies based at least somewhat on fact.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:29 PM

4. They bash "Hollywood liberals" 24/7

And then expect the Academy to automatically nominate their widely panned movie?

Priceless.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:32 PM

5. So its all about money???

His point seems to be because his little bit of propaganda garnered more ticket receipts than to others so it should advance in considerations?

Hell a lot of really CRAPPY movies make tons of money but are nowhere near Oscar worthy. Others make not much but are simply astounding in their artistry.

The Oscars is about the movie making community honoring their own not honoring the biggest seller.

What a dufus this guy is!

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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:38 PM

6. Salon Piece on why it was nominated

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