Roll up, roll up, place your bets; though when it comes to the Oscars I wonder why people even bother. In the predictability stakes the Academy Awards are now pushing the Scottish Premier League for the world’s most pointless competition.
There were over 1,000 movies released in 2012, but unless you were involved in making Life of Pi, Les Miserables, Lincoln, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty, Django Unchained, The Master or Amour you’ve got no chance of going home with a Statuette in February. Its not that the ten films the Academy chose to focus on are bad. The opposite is true; they are some of the years best. But their choices, as in most years, are so obvious.
In true Academy style most cinema genres have been ignored. Horror, comedy, fantasy, science fiction, thriller and numerous oth
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