Some year, I'll stop caring what the Oscars Awards bring. It's not this year. I went home tonight depressed, as the mediocre Crash won over the poignant Brokeback Mountain. That sucks. That's two years in a row in which in absolutely mediocrity won for Best Picture, and I can't begin to figure out why - a really simplistic and cliched view on racism? backlash? homophobia? I can't figure it out. There's got to be some reason, I guess. Crash was a cliched Magnolia, a movie that I respected for its great performances (excepting Brendan Fraser and Sandra Bullock) but thought silly in its handling of race. Brokeback Mountain was the far, far superior film.
Oh well. Every other award was exactly as I predicted, although not what I hoped for.
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