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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:07 PM

Here goes Fox again: "Hit Obama documentary '2016' snubbed by Academy Awards"

Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary “2016: Obama’s America” was a hit at the box office, earning $33.4 million, the fourth highest grossing documentary of all time. Yet the anti-Obama film failed to make the Academy Awards’ short list.

“I was surprised," producer Gerald Molen, who won an Oscar for “Schindler’s List,” told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. "‘2016’ was never made with any particular award in mind nor looking for specific accolades from anyone. But as an industry practice it was submitted along with a number of other documentaries."

According to the Hollywood Reporter, D’Souza’s controversial film, which delved into the President’s past and early influences that may have shaped his political ideology, made more money than all 15 short-listed films such as “Searching for Sugar Man,” “Ethel” and “Bully.”

“‘2016’ loses an opportunity to compete in what most always perceived to be a fair business atmosphere," Molen said. "But no way, it is totally unbalanced and unfair... The left rules - for now.”

And while Molen was somewhat surprised, others in the media industry were not.

“Hollywood is seldom just about money. It’s about propaganda. And if you defy the party line, you stand no chance of winning. So when Dinesh D’Souza’s movie got passed over, I wasn’t even vaguely surprised,” noted Dan Gainor, VP of Business and Culture at the Media Research Institute. “Is that bias? Of course. Jack Nicholson was close: Hollywood can’t handle the truth. And they can’t handle disagreement. Their one-sided view of what deserves awards underlines that.”

Yet some media critics argue that Oscar nods have little to do with box office earnings.

“The Academy has a particular set of criteria for documentary films, mostly based on how they perceive the quality of the story telling in the film,” said Hollywood writer Jenn Hoffman. “To accuse the Academy of being in some sort of liberal conspiracy seems childish.”

The Academy did not respond to a request for comment.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/12/07/hit-anti-obama-documentary-2016-snubbed-by-academy-awards/#ixzz2Lwn1yz9A

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Reply Here goes Fox again: "Hit Obama documentary '2016' snubbed by Academy Awards" (Original post)
Dpm12 Feb 2013 OP
JI7 Feb 2013 #1
DJ13 Feb 2013 #7
JI7 Feb 2013 #9
DJ13 Feb 2013 #15
frylock Feb 2013 #18
Son of Gob Feb 2013 #20
DJ13 Feb 2013 #21
Son of Gob Feb 2013 #23
still_one Feb 2013 #2
geek tragedy Feb 2013 #3
FSogol Feb 2013 #4
Skittles Feb 2013 #5
HangOnKids Feb 2013 #10
Skittles Feb 2013 #12
HangOnKids Feb 2013 #14
Initech Feb 2013 #6
Arkana Feb 2013 #8
HangOnKids Feb 2013 #11
Warren DeMontague Feb 2013 #13
Cha Feb 2013 #16
Blue4Texas Feb 2013 #17
OldDem2012 Feb 2013 #19
midwest irish Feb 2013 #22

Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:09 PM

1. didn't Twilight make a lot of money ? these awards arent based on how much

money they made.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:25 PM

7. There are times I wish money counted

So many of the greatest movies made never make it to the Academy Awards because they were too successful.

Most of the movies up for an Oscar make people scratch their head because the public has never heard of them before they were nominated, and then the critics work overtime convincing people that these nothing movies were better than the blockbusters the public spent nearly half a billion to see.

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:28 PM

9. which movies do you think didn't get recognition because they

were too successful ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:40 PM

15. Compared to the crop nominated this year?

Too many to list.

Life of Pi?

Seriously, would anyone care about that if it hadnt been nominated in place of several movies that were 10x more successful in ticket sales?

Why do so many people assume sales have no bearing on the ability of a movie to entertain, which is usually what movies are supposed to be about, isnt it?

How about the last Bond movie, where the bad guy was touted as being a worthy nomination for Supporting Actor when it came out, yet it was obvious that idea would go nowhere just because of the successful nature of the 007 franchise, thats one small example.

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 07:58 PM

18. too many to list, yet you've provided nothing..

throw out a few names.

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:18 PM

20. Life of Pi made 583 million worldwide

Name one movie that's ever made 10x that amount.

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Response to Son of Gob (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:20 PM

21. Hpw much had it made before it was nominated?

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #21)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:28 PM

23. In the US it made 113 total, 92 million before the nomination.

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:10 PM

2. It should have won for the biggest bunch of bullshit

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:12 PM

3. Article is over two months old. nt

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:16 PM

4. I'm very disappointed that the Razzies do not have a "Worst Documentary" Award.

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:21 PM

5. is there an award for Propaganda & Tripe?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:28 PM

10. You Need To Flush It At The End

 

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Response to HangOnKids (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:30 PM

12. aw hell, it would have been beaten anyways

by that Ayn Rand movie tripe

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Response to Skittles (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:38 PM

14. D'Souza Gets Galted!

 

Love it.

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:24 PM

6. It was complete shit from a dumbass who dares to call himself a "scholar".

Fix News really needs to learn what a real documentary is and what a hit piece is.

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:28 PM

8. Well, there's always the small matter

of the film being complete and utter bullshit pulled wholesale from Dinesh D'Souza's gaping anus, but why let the facts get in the way of a good persecution story?

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Response to Arkana (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:29 PM

11. Read My Reply Upthread!!

 

We posted at the exact same time. It made me laugh!!!

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:31 PM

13. No, no, grandpa. What I said was, "it's a piece of SHIT"

I think FOX News needs to fix their hearing aids.

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:46 PM

16. Brawawaaaaa "Snubbed".. Just because it was

burned in the trash can?

"The Left Rules.. for now"

thanks Dpm

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:20 PM

17. 2016 will be considered at the Awards for Infomercials

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:14 PM

19. The definition of the word "documentary" is........

...."a movie or a television or radio program that provides a factual record".

Therefore, if you don't make a movie consisting of facts, you can't be considered for an award for a documentary. Fiction, maybe, but certainly not a documentary.

Case closed.

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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:24 PM

22. More baseless crying

 

that will be forgotten in a week when the next 'travesty' occurs.

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