The Oscar nominations announced this morning are so spectacularly ridiculous that I’m not going to bother covering any Oscar news this year.

  • How any of those Supporting Actress nominations were chosen over Rosemarie Dewitt in Rachel Getting Married…
  • How The Reader could be chosen over WALL-E (oh, right, it’s about The Holocaust!)…
  • How Ron Howard could get a Best Director nomination over Andrew Stanton or Christopher Nolan…
  • How The Fall could be ignored for cinematography…
  • How Bill Irwin could be ignored for Best Supporting Actor…
  • How Charlie Kaufman’s incredible screenplay for Synecdoche, New York could be overlooked…
  • How The Curious Case of Benjamin Button — a rewrite of Forrest Gump that manages to run almost three hours in spite of having a central character who is completely uninteresting (outside of his disease symptoms, anyway) — got a Best Picture nomination…

Oh, never mind!

The Oscars have always been political, and have often overlooked great things. But this is beyond ridiculous.

So here’s my idea:

Join me in throwing a “BOYCOTT THE OSCARS” party, or host your own!

Round up your friends and join me in spirit, watching WALL-E.

Go even further if you like: Do a double feature of WALL-E and Shotgun Stories, or Rachel Getting Married.

That’s a plan for a much, much more rewarding time than watching the Academy celebrate something less deserving.

(And P.S., if they Academy was willing to nominate an animated film for Best Picture, why pick Benjamin Button over WALL-E?)

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