SilentStrider: I'm thinking of doing a documentary of my own. I'm calling it "Butthurt: What Happens When Conservative Crybabies Don't Get What They Want".
Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Michael Moore plays loose with the facts, but he was still nominated I believe. It's not that truth itself is a condition for getting a nod, it's plausibility.
Marcus Aurelius: This is satire, right?Right?
Headso: Why do they care what Hollyweird has to say anyways? Make your own conservative Oscars and rent out the big hall in the creationist museum to hand them out.
Philip Francis Queeg: Headso: Why do they care what Hollyweird has to say anyways? Make your own conservative Oscars and rent out the big hall in the creationist museum to hand them out.Glenn Beck is launching a reality show with Vince Vaughn and Peter Billingsley to find great documentary filmmakers.Vaughn is one of Hollywood's highest profile conservatives, and a recent Ron Paul supporter. Billingsley, a producer and director who often works with Vaughn, is celebrated this time of year for his childhood role in the classic film "A Christmas Story."The new reality show, called "Pursuit of Truth," will air on Beck's TheBlazeTV. It will feature documentaries submitted to the show as it seeks "the world's next great documentary filmmaker." Twenty competitors will see the ultimate prize of financing and worldwide distribution.]
GoodyearPimp: Remind me why they'd want to be nominated by Hollywood and the libbiest libs that every libbed? Is it because it would lend credibility to their movie? Or is it because they could whip everyone into a frenzy and ship more copies?
FormlessOne: You can believe that, but, no, he didn't "play loose with the facts" (i.e., lie, like the movie in question)
Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Every award will go to that kid who dressed up like a pimp and tried to sexually assault that CNN reporter.
stoli n coke: The documentary category can be pretty tough. I thought Paradise Lost 3 was a shoo-in last year, and even they couldn't win, and that series actually saved someone's life.Or maybe 2016 just wasn't a very good movie. Say what you will about Michael Moore, but Bowling For Columbine was at least entertaining, even if you didn't agree with the politics.The Academy might be looking for something more than just someone yelling "OBAMA BAD!" for 90 minutes.
HeartlineTwist: I personally don't find it too impressive that it's the 4th highest grossing documentary of all time when you have conservatives being bussed to go see the movie in droves.
cirby: Really, Subby? Then why did "Bowling for Columbine" win?Moore did a lot of "creative reinterpretation of reality" in that one. Hell, he does it in most of his work.
HeartlineTwist: I personally don't find it too impressive that it's the 4th highest grossing documentary of all time when you have conservatives being bussed to go see the movie in droves.Also, the top 10 highest grossing documentaries:1. Fahrenheit 9/11 . . . $119 million2. March of the Penguins . . . $77 million3. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never . . . $73 million4. 2016: Obama's America . . . $33 million5. Earth . . . $32 million6. Chimpanzee . . . $~29 million7. Katy Perry: Part of Me . . . $25 million8. Sicko . . . $24 million9. An Inconvenient Truth . . . $24 million10. Bowling for Columbine . . . $21 millionhttp://www.boxofficemojo.com/genres/chart/?id=documentary.htmAlso, the Academy has rarely, if ever, given a flying fark about how much a movie grossed in relation to whether or not to nominate.
Koalaesq: Did anyone here actually see this movie? I assume most democrats didn't, not wanting to add to its box office gross. I know it was a hit piece, I just don't know how bad it really was.
Yakk: FTFA The cabal that chooses the 15 nominees for the Academy Award...Ahh... loaded words from stupid people. I will just use my imagination instead of reading the rest of that.
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