The Oscars are on tonight and it is arguably the biggest of all awards shows. It pales in comparison with regards to viewership when compared to The Superbowl, but there is no doubt it packs quite a punch in TV viewing power.
Anyway the Oscars is the end to the “awards season” and some names were left off of the list for the move industry’s greatest honor. Most notably are Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow, both for Best Director of two of the years finest films, Argo and Zero Dark Thirty respectively. Both put together epic films and certainly deserved the nod.
As I was reading today about other snubs from the past, one of the most notable and ironic, given who it lost out to was Spike Lee’s gem (or joint as he would put it) Do The Right Thing. This story about race, violence and New York City proved too controversial for voters. “What film won Best Picture in 1989?” Lee later asked The Hollywood Reporter. “ ‘Driving Miss Motherf – - king Daisy!’ That’s why [Oscars] don’t matter. Because 20 years later, who’s watching ‘Driving Miss Daisy?’ CRAZY