The Oscars - Acknowledging Gibson, Snubbing Moore
Just because "The Passion" didn't win Best Picture, doesn't mean that it missed out on the nominations. I caught this at The Corner. It was nominated for cinematography, makeup and score awards. No, it's not the big one, but it's something, for whatever it's worth.
But it does matter in the context of who lost out. Michael Moore, rejecting Best Documentary to get a Best Picture nomination cost him everything. He was completely shut out. He'll have to pay for his own popcorn (which is good because the 55 gallon drum size gets expensive). Pity. After all that shameless advertising for an Oscar nomination too...
Hollywood snubbed Moore, "their boy," who shared the presidential box at the Democratic National Convention with Jimmy Carter. And some movie about Jesus that few of the Academy members even saw got recognized on at least a couple of levels. That's gotta sting.