Let’s see if this is something the networks air in their Oscar reviews: a thank you to God.
In his acceptance speech for Best Actor, McConaughey declared, “First off, I want to thank God, because that’s who I look up to.” Matthew McConaughey won his Oscar on March 2 for his portrayal of Ron Woodroof who smuggles drugs to help AIDS patients after he himself is diagnosed in “Dallas Buyers Club.” Besides McConaughey’s significant weight loss for the role, the movie fell under controversy when co-star Jared Leto played Rayon, a transgender woman, as a straight man. Article continues after the video.
Looks like the media are tiring of their attack on life, at least when that life turns out to be a celebrity success story.
During his acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actor, Jared Leto told the story of his mother who fought to create a better life for him despite her status as a high school dropout and single mother. From Time magazine to ABC News, the media offered only praise for Leto’s words.
Something similar has happened to Jared Leto. His crime was being a straight actor who sympathetically played a transgender in “Dallas Buyers Club,” which is in the running for Best Picture at the Oscars on Sunday.
If a completed picture is worth a thousand words, how much does a one-sided movie cost? The Israeli films “5 Broken Cameras” and “The Gatekeepers” earned two of the five 2013 Oscar nominations for documentary films.
Although ten Israeli films have received nominations in the past, these two are different: they focus the spotlight on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict from a distinctly anti-Israel perspective.