it just goes to show how out-of-whack Molen and D'Souza are if they think just because a movie makes a lot of money it should be considered for awards. D’Souza said, "By ignoring 2016, the top-performing [documentary] box-office hit of 2012, and pretending that films like Searching for Sugar Man and This Is Not a Film are more deserving of an Oscar, our friends in Hollywood have removed any doubt average Americans may have had that liberal political ideology, not excellence, is the true standard of what receives awards."
But when did "excellence" ever have anything to do with box-office performance? Did the filmmakers behind "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2," "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" or "Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides"--the top-grossing three films of 2011--complain when they weren't nominated for awards last year?
I'd also like to say to all the right-wingers who commented on my site when I declared that the success of D'Souza's film wouldn't do a damn thing to swing the election against Obama: TOLDJA.
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