Monday, March 06, 2006

BREITBART.COM - Complete List of 78th Annual Oscar Winners

Surprise, surprise, surprise. Brokeback Mountain did not win as Best Picture of the year. Ang Lee won as Best Director, and the movie took the honors for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score. But that was it. No "sweep" of the Oscars here--and certainly not in the major categories (which also include Best Actor/Actress (Leading) and Best Supporting Actor/Actress).

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe accomplished one feat: it took the Oscar away from Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. The category: Best Makeup.

Of course, the majors still went to films that, for the most part, no one ever saw--though Crash, the actual Best Picture winner, did have the highest box-office take of the nominees. But that's not saying much. Narnia took in more box-office receipts in its opening weekend than most of those other movies took in after two and a half months of wide release. But that doesn't count for anything anymore.

The Academy has gone berserk--and I still say that maybe one fine day those Crusader statuettes they hand out should animate themselves, raise their broadswords, and sweep those monkey-suited ne'er-do-wells off the stage.


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