oscar’s worst snubs revisited

I’m still pissed that Clint Eastwood’s “Gran Torino” was passed over by Academy voters, but it’s not the first time they fucked up. I posted a series last year detailing Oscar’s worst oversights (among the nominated): Best Supporting Actor and Actress Notables: Madeline Kahn (“Blazing Saddles”), Piper Laurie (“Carrie”), William H. Macy (“Fargo”), Ben Kingsley (“Sexy Beast”) Best Actor Notables: Peter Sellers (“Being There”), Robert Duvall (“The Apostle), Al Pacino (“Serpico”), Anthony Hopkins (“Remains of the Day”), Robert DeNiro (“Taxi Driver”), Paul Newman (“The Verdict”) Best Actress Notables: Dame Judi Dench (“Notes on a Scandal”), Julianne Moore (“Far From Heaven”), Sigourney Weaver…

oscar outrage

The best movie of the year was completely shut out by the idiots who run the Academy. “Gran Torino” wasn’t nominated for Best Picture, Best Director or Best Actor. Clint Eastwood was robbed. You-know-who was nominated for Best Original Screenplay. And I’m sure he’ll fucking win. Hey Oscar voters: Get off my lawn! UPDATE: Nikki Finke writes that “Gran Torino” was too “blue collar” for Oscar voters: The voters blanked Clint Eastwood for Best Actor, despite the fact he’s never won in that category, and for Best Director, which he’s won twice. I’d suspected that the Gran Torino story, dialogue and message…