Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the biggest box office hit of all time, was not nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture! Seriously?
Well, sure, it got a few “technical” nominations (Best Special Effects–duh!) and Best Score, of course (John Williams sneezes Oscars). But where’s the love, people? “In Peace Rest?” No! Rolling over in his grave is Yoda!
And another thing: IMHBCO (in my humble but correct opinion) there really ought to be a Best Action Movie category. I mean Ant-Man may not be freakin’ art, but it’s freakin’ fun, people!
Also, Best Picture should be divided (a la Golden Globes) into Drama and Comedy categories–cuz otherwise comedies ain’t never gonna feel the love!
Furthermore, when an animated movie is as brilliant as Inside Out and makes you cry like a colicky baby, it should be nominated for Best Picture, too!
Oh, and speaking of underappreciated gems, Mr. Holmes is lovely. Rent it or stream it! And The Big Short is terrific too (even if, minus the F-word it would only be about 15 minutes long).
OK, rant over. You may now return to your humdrum non-movie star lives.