The list of nominees for best documentary at the Academy Awards is out and Dinesh D’Souza’s ridiculous
documentary propaganda film didn’t get a nomination. Cue the howls of outrage from D’Souza and the right wing about the terrible bias and persecution they face.
“Dinesh warned me this might happen,” Molen said with a laugh Tuesday. “The action confirms my opinion that the bias against anything from a conservative point of view is dead on arrival in Hollywood circles. The film’s outstanding success means that America went to see the documentary in spite of how Hollywood feels about it.”
D’Souza echoed his producer’s words.
“I want to thank the Academy for not nominating our film,” D’Souza joked. “By ignoring 2016, the top-performing box-office hit of 2012, and pretending that films like Searching for Sugar Man and This Is Not a Film are more deserving of an Oscar, our friends in Hollywood have removed any doubt average Americans may have had that liberal political ideology, not excellence, is the true standard of what receives awards.”
Well sure, because box office gross is obviously the only measure that matters. The highest grossing film every year should win the Academy Award, right? Like in 1986, Top Gun should have won best picture instead of Platoon. And Terminator 2 was obviously way better than Silence of the Lambs. Because money is the only thing that matters, not quality. And let’s make this clear: 2016 wasn’t denied an Oscar nomination because it advocates a conservative point of view, it was denied an Oscar nomination because it’s fucking nuts.