Saturday, January 29, 2005

anti-christian hollywood

Apparently, conservative Christians have their panties in a bunch yet again. This time it's because The Passion of the Christ has been "snubbed" by the Academy Awards. Although it received three nominations in minor categories, the film itself was not nominated for Best Picture and Mel Gibson, who won the award for Best Director for Braveheart, was not nominated for the same award this time around.

"It's well know that the Hollywood community has been anti-Christian for many years," says the head of the American Family Association, Tim Wildmon. In case you're a little slow, this is code for "We all know a bunch of Jews run the entertainment industry."

Have any of these folks considered for a moment that the movie just wasn't that good? Or how about the possibility that there were 557 movies released in the United States in 2004 and there are quite a few of them that did not get one of the five nominations for Best Picture? Do they realize that just because it was the third highest grossing film of the year (after Shrek 2 and Spider Man 2) that this does not warrant a "Best Picture" nomination? Do they know that Martin Scorcese, Stanley Kubrick, Orson Welles, Terrance Malick (my favorite), Federico Fellini, Francois Truffaut, David Lynch, Brian De Palma and Alfred Hitchcock have never won the Academy Award for Best Director and that Mel Gibson HAS and for that reason alone he should not have been nominated again?

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