Friday, 23 January 2009
It's Not A Snub!
"The Dark Knight" did NOT get snubbed. Clint Eastwood did NOT get snubbed. Springsteen did NOT get snubbed.
They simply didn't get nominated.
I just wish we could please, PLEASE stop using the term "snubbed" simply because a favourite artist, song or film doesn't get nominated. I suppose that some definitions of the word include "ignore" or "fail to recognize", but normally it's used to show a deliberate offence to someone or a humiliation. You can disagree about the choices and call the Academy members a bunch of horses' asses, but they didn't all get together and purposely decide to thumb their noses at your pick. There's archaic and complicated voting rules to abide by and only five slots per category - so after you include the Miramax push of the year, the nominations to make up for previous mistakes and the atrocious taste of many of the members, well there just isn't room for everyone's faves.
There. I feel better now.
Anyway, everyone knows the big snub this year was to "Synecdoche NY".