January 22, 2009, - 11:45 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Remember the “good old days” in Academy Awards history . . . when the Oscar went to “It’s Hard Out There for a Pimp” as best original song?
Now, it’s far worse. Oscar is crawling lower, burrowing so low he may soon find himself in China . . . or another galaxy. And so predictable. I refer to Kate Winslet’s nomination for Best Actress for her role in “The Reader” (read my brief review) one of the year’s most awful movies. In it, Winslet plays a Nazi SS Guard who sends Jews to their deaths in the ovens. But the guard is portrayed sympathetically because she has hot sex scenes with the 15-year-old she seduced. The Holocaust survivors are the mean, evil bitches in this one. Perfect Oscar material. I’ll bet she wins.
Then, there’s Best Actor nominee, Richard Jenkins, who plays a cold, mean American college professor in “The Visitor” (read my brief review) whose life is made full again when he hangs with the Muslim Arab illegal aliens who are squatting in his apartment, and sleeps with the Syrian mother of one of them. But then, the evil, mean immigration people at ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) ruin everything by arresting the male Arab Muslim (in sanctuary city New York City, where this would never happen–but who cares about accuracy). The message: As Americans, we are cold, hard, mean people, but Muslim illegal aliens will make us better and make our lives worth living again. Uh-huh.
Yup, sexy, hot Nazis who must be inconvenienced by Jewish Holocaust survivor bitches who had the gall to send ’em to prison, and Americans who harbor Muslim illegal aliens and love them–I think I’ve predicted the Oscar winners in two of the top three categories, come February.
For Best Picture, it may be a tough contest between the anti-Nixon movie, “Frost/Nixon,” and the pro-gay rights flick, “Milk” (read my review).