Friday, January 11, 2013

Is 'Zero Dark Thirty' A Victim Of Politics When It Comes To Oscar Nominations?

Oscars 2013: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Is Undeserving Victim Of Politics -- L.A. Times

Critic's Notebook: Kathryn Bigelow should have gotten an Oscar directing nomination for 'Zero Dark Thirty.' But unjustified criticism by three U.S. senators waylaid that.

If you're keeping score this Oscar season — and who isn't? — chalk up this year's nominations as a victory for the bullying power of the United States Senate and an undeserved loss for "Zero Dark Thirty" in general and director Kathryn Bigelow in particular.

Yes, "Zero Dark" did get five nominations, including best picture, lead actress for Jessica Chastain and original screenplay for Mark Boal. But that was only one more than for the ineffective "Anna Karenina" and nowhere near the 12 picked up by Steven Spielberg's front-running "Lincoln."

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My Comment: What .... politics in Hollywood!!!! Say it a'int so.

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