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Withywindle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-08-06 04:10 AM
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40. There are Oscar geeks who study this much closer than I do...
so I agree with you mostly because...a lot of them were saying it was time for another BP/BD split, because that hadn't happened since '03, when Roman Polanski won BD but Chicago won BP. (And does that mean that the Academy is anti-Semitic or unsympathetic to Holocaust movies? Hardly. Most watchers I know at the time thought it might go the other way, since Polanski is more controversial than his movie)

BBM wasn't dissed. It did very well! There was no big sweep this year, and it was a very tight category full of good films, and we'll never know if Crash won by 200 votes or 2.

Which is NOT to say that there isn't homophobia in Hollywood, much less the rest of the country. Of course there is. But even if BBM had won BP, then what? Do we think there's no more racism in Hollywood because a few people of color have won big awards over the years? That'd be silly.

The fact that the Best Actor winner played a gay character, and a Best Actress nominee played a transgendered character...(and for that matter, as good as she was in Million Dollar Baby, last year's Best Actress winner is still best remembered to me for playing a trans character) it's a sign of the ice breaking. Still a long way to go, fuck yeah, but it does weaken the evidence of conspiracy, doesn't it?

That said, I'll be a lot happier about the state of gay Hollywood once Sir Ian McKellen wins the Oscar he's deserved for years.
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