Vanity Fair might want to rethink having the office boy write the Oscar blog. Julian Sancton tries to sell us the old canard that comedies can’t win Best Picture, and then tosses most of those that have won aside, so he can make his point that Little Miss Sunshine is doomed. You Can’t Take it With You is DQ’ed as being adapted from a play, Annie Hall is too bittersweet, Going My Way is a musical, which it’s not, and his film history class must have skipped The Sting. Whatever.
Fortunately, Johnny Lopez explains exactly what’s wrong with Little Miss Sunshine and why it’s not winning anything close to Best Picture:
That Steve Carell’s character would dash his nephew’s Air Force Academy dreams on the spot by telling him they don’t let in guys who are color blind. REALLY?! You mean you wouldn’t google the Academy rules first to be sure or at least wait until you get home.REALLY?! And since when are rebellious goth teens clamoring to get into the Armed Forces? Do they not make Dungeons & Dragons anymore?
He’s got whole list.