78th Annual Academy Awards Pullout Ballot
Best Motion Picture
Brokeback Mountain (BAFTA, BSFC, BFCA, DFWFCA, GG, LCCFA, LAFCA, NYFCC, SFFCC, SA, SEFCA, VFCA) ODDS--1:8
Capote (NSFCA) ODDS--20:1
Crash (CFCA) ODDS--3:1
Good Night, and Good Luck (NBR) ODDS--15:1
Oscar: Gay, Anti-Capitalist, Pinko Commie Liberal or Naked, Gold Macho Man with a Sword?
What do 2005's Oscar pics mean for America?
If nothing else, this year's Oscars will provide months of vitriolic fuel for right-wing, Hollywood-hating pundits. The show is hosted by political comedian and “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, certainly no great fan of the Bush administration. And just look at the films that have been nominated for awards. There are films that utterly fail to condemn homosexuality (TransAmerica, Capote, Brokeback Mountain). There are films that insult the memory of patriotic, Republican Commie-hater Joe McCarthy (Good Night, and Good Luck). There are films that cast doubt on the unparalleled racial harmony we enjoy here in America (Crash, Hustle & Flow). There are films that assail the inherent correctness of America's corporate/capitalist power structure (The Constant Gardener, North Country, Syriana). There are even films that call into question our current war against freedom-hating terrorists (Munich, Paradise Now, Syriana again). Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh and the like are going to have a field day.