There’s really nothing like being gracious in defeat – and Brokeback Mountain author Annie Proulx is being anything but.
After Ang Lee’s adaptation of her book failed to win the Best Picture Oscar it was so heavily touted to walk away with, Proulx has launched a venomous verbal assault on the Academy and their winner – Paul Haggis’ Crash.
Speaking to Brit newspaper The Guardian, Annie said the following:
"Roughly 6,000 film industry voters, most in the Los Angeles area, many living cloistered lives behind wrought-iron gates or in deluxe rest homes, out of touch not only with the shifting larger culture and the yeasty ferment that is America these days, but also out of touch with their own segregated city, decide which films are good.”
And rumour has it that Lions Gate inundated the academy voters with DVD copies of 'Trash' - excuse me, Crash - a few weeks before the ballot deadline. Next year we can look to the awards for controversial themes on the punishment of adulterers with a branding iron in the shape of the letter A, runaway slaves, and the debate over free silver."
Ouch. American has yeasty ferment? Can you get cream for that?
Source: (The Guardian)