Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Oscar's Crash

Denny Burk has linked to a MSNBC.com article that scorns the Academy Awards for giving the Best Picture award to Crash. Burk focuses on the racial aspects of Crash, yet my favorite line from the article is about the Academy's increasing irrelevancy:

The Academy, ... “is not a serious body of voters who vote rationally. If they’re influenced by a DVD sales pitch, they’re not worth my time.”

Are they worth anyone’s time? Once again, they showed themselves susceptible to something other than a legitimate search for “the best.” Once again, marketing appears to have won. The Academy is 78 years old and acting every bit of it, and last night they took another doddering step towards irrelevancy.

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