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oscars go hollywood

MovieCityNews doesn’t much care for David Carr‘s Oscar wrap-up in The New York Times today, calling it, “His Most Unfounded, Presumptuous, 20/20 Hindsight Piece Of The Season”…

In the persuasive piece, Carr underscores something I’d been thinking all day today… that is, that the Academy went Hollywood this year. Even so, it was great to see the acting prizes go to performances from an eclectic mix of movies (“The Queen,” “Last King of Scotland,” “Dreamgirls,” and “Little Miss Sunshine”). Carr rounds out the piece with a quote from Sony Classics co-president Michael Barker:

“Last night proved that the Academy Awards is a major international event, as evidenced by the nominees from all over the world,” said Michael Barker, co-president of Sony Pictures Classics, a specialty division of Sony (which won best foreign-language film for “The Lives of Others”). “There were indies and foreign efforts that received a lot of recognition. But best picture, best director and best screenplay all went to a big studio film, which suggests that American films are still at the center of the culture.”

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