If the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had any sense of taste outside of the one on their tongues, they would have nominated Wall-E for best Picture, and not just in the Best Animated Feature category.
What the fuck is it with those people, anyway? It’s so rare to see any genre flick get any sort of attention from the Academy, but SciFi movies get virtually no respect at all. But toss in a movie about gay cowboys, one that would have been totally unremarkable if it had been about a hetero romance, and they toss those golden statuettes at the actors and director. (Not that I have even the slightest problem with gays, cowboys, or gay cowboys, mind you, but I just didn’t think Brokeback Mountain was the seminal piece of filmmaking it was made out to be by the AMPAS. Wall-E, on the other hand, features the most human protagonist I’ve seen in a movie this decade, and that’s quite astounding when you consider that protagonist is a robot who’s mostly non-verbal.)
I don’t have a TV in the house, but if I did, I wouldn’t be watching the Oscars this year…again.