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They Wuz Robbed — By the Academy

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The Academy has made some mistakes over the years, some big ones; they’ve already made some big mistakes this year, and the awards haven’t even been given out yet.  And if you believe the prognosticators, it looks like they’re primed to make a few more mistakes at the ceremony on February 24.

And so today we take a few moments to ponder some of the Academy’s big mistakes.  I’ve listed a few, above.  Perhaps you can think of a few more.  Let me know — either through the comments or by writing to mlasalle@sfchronicle.com — and I’ll include them in the gallery.

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4 Responses

  1. Agnes Pichon says:

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  2. Josh says:

    Ordinary People is a classic, Raging Bull is also a great picture. That is a tough call. I dont know if this is considered a screw up. If they were in different years for the nominations, both actors and films would have won. Robert Deniro and Joe Pesci and Martin Scorcese are this generations definition of film entertainment. Raging Bull is a great picture and I am sure its not for everyone, but its for the real film lovers. Great adaptation to the true story.

  3. John says:

    Diane Lane was amazing in this picture. As well as Richard Gere. They have a wonderful chemistry in the few films they have done together. This script is so relevant and true to many relationships in this day and age. Diane Lane is so well known and if you look at her history, she hasnt been in tons and tons of films, dont get me wrong, she has been in many films, but she is so well known because of her natural talent. She deserves any award she is nominated for in the past present and future films.

  4. Paul says:

    Diane Lane was amazing in Unfaithful. The film was also amazing. She is so natural and obviously gorgeous. GOD Bless Josh Brolin. You are also a great actor. I can watch Unfaithful a million times more than the million I already have. Definite mistake not to win the award at the time. Film of the decade, at least one of them