Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Answer Sheet - Why Oscar snubbed ‘Superman’ -- deservedly so

The Answer Sheet - Why Oscar snubbed ‘Superman’ -- deservedly so

Why Oscar snubbed ‘Superman’ -- deservedly so

The documentarians who select the films for Academy Award nominations in the feature documentary category got it right: “Waiting for Superman” was not good/accurate enough to be selected. The snub to Davis Guggenheim’s tendentious film was well-deserved, given that classic documentaries are factual and straightforward, and don’t, as did "Superman," fake scenes for emotional impact. Academy Award nominations are heavily political, yet this film didn’t make the cut even though President Obama called it “powerful” and welcomed to the White House the five charming students who starred in the film.

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