Except they really arent that out of touch with wider society - non obviously city liberal opinion.Froggy Slayer said:The thought that the Academy, who are still kind of looked up to as the authority on film would be THAT out of touch with society is a worrying sentiment.Sixcess said:I can't shake the ugly suspicion that this is at least part of why Cloud Atlas has been so thoroughly snubbed. Oh, the Wachowskis have enough clout in Hollywood that noone in the business is going to say it to her face, but I'm sure there there are some amongst the older and/or more conservative elements of the Academy who don't want to give 'that sort of person' the recognition of even a nomination.MovieBob said:Still, not only would I say a nomination would be utterly deserved, it would've been of tremendous historical note as Lana Wachowski would've become the first transgendered Oscar nominee.
That ^^ It was massive in the 1960's-1970'sElexia said:In response to the 'Why do they keep saying "Marvel's The Avengers"', I could be mistaken, but I thought it was called 'Marvel's The Avengers' or 'Avengers Assemble' in the UK because of a popular classic British TV series and subsequent movie about a crime-fighting duo called 'The Avengers'. They have to include 'Marvel' in the title to avoid confusion/copyright issues I suppose. Probably the former.
As the third highest grossing movie of all time it probably should have got some more nods, given that the Academy loves to reward box office success, but The Avengers doesn't really aspire to be anything other than a really good superhero movie. I don't say that as a criticism - as Samuel Goldwyn once said, "Pictures are for entertainment, messages should be delivered by Western Union."Arec Balrin said:The question I'm left with is "How much better would the Avengers have had to be to get academy recognition?"
I feel like people have been saying this sort of thing for a while now. The Oscars are here for the foreseeable futureflaviok79 said:Hey Bob, do you see the possibility of the Oscars losing prestige and relevance among the audience by the clear dissonance between what the elderly voters chose and the informed audience actually like?