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No surprise: 2nd highest grossing political documentary of all time not nominated for an Oscar

Home - by - December 6, 2012 - 08:30 America/New_York - 9 Comments

Michelle Malkin

**Written by Doug Powers

Politically charged “Best Documentary” winners and nominees in the past few years have included Davis Guggenheim’s An Inconvenient Truth and Michael Moore’s Sicko (Moore did not submit Fahrenheit 9/11 for Academy consideration or it most certainly would have been nominated and probably would have won).

Dinesh D’Souza‘s 2016: Obama’s America is the 2nd highest grossing political documentary of all time (behind Fahrenheit) and was submitted for consideration, but predictably the Academy didn’t deem it to be worth a nod:

Gerald Molen, the Oscar-winning producer of Schindler’s List, is claiming political bias because a documentary movie he produced this year isn’t up for an Oscar, even though that film, 2016: Obama’s America, made more money at the box office than the combined earning of the 15 films the Academy deemed eligible.

2016, a negative take on President Barack Obama co-written and directed by author Dinesh D’Souza, earned $33.4 million at the domestic box office. But its omission on the list of the 15 documentaries the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Monday would advance in the voting process makes it ineligible for an Oscar.

“Dinesh warned me this might happen,” Molen said with a laugh Tuesday. “The action confirms my opinion that the bias against anything from a conservative point of view is dead on arrival in Hollywood circles. The film’s outstanding success means that America went to see the documentary in spite of how Hollywood feels about it.”




  1. Rio

    December 6th, 2012

    I can see the Hollywood liberals goose-stepping in their shiny black jackboots. Making a tight and secure circle around their golden calf.

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  2. Dr. Tar

    December 6th, 2012

    I think there aught to be a new award given for quality work ignored by the entertainment elites. I’d call it the Snubby Awards.

    I nominate 2016: Obama’s America for this year’s Snubby Award.

    By trying to ignore the film Hollywood has bestowed the highest honor possible on this successful piece of work. Their fear that other films of this nature will get made unless they do all they can to try to bury it (after it made a good sum of money for the industry of course). Yes, for Hollywood the first priority is making a buck, but after that crickets are your reward from your colleagues if you seek any recognition from the industry.

    So the makers of 2016: Obama’s America should take great pride in creating a commercially successful work and in achieving a Snubby nomination from me. Your work is a shining example of what the Snubby represents. For Hollywood to envy you your commercial success while simultaneously trying to cast you into obscurity for the content of your material.
    Congratulations for sticking it to the Hollywood elites. Keep up the good work, the public will reward you with what really counts in Hollywood, box office receipts.

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  3. even steven

    December 6th, 2012

    I have never watched the Oscars or any of the other circle jerk award ceremonies lefty hollyweirdos throw for themselves. I won’t, either. I have better things to do than watch deluded halfwits gush over themselves about how wonderful they are.

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  4. hanoverfist

    December 6th, 2012

    Das film is verboten.

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  5. dude

    December 6th, 2012

    When is Barry Obama going to win an Oscar? That is one award that he has yet to win for being the first black president.

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  6. Claudia

    December 6th, 2012

    I haven’t paid attention to the Oscars since I was MUCH younger and going to movies didn’t involve taking out a 2nd mortgage to pay for it.

    Do you think anyone will ‘occupy’ the red carpet to demand their fair share from these evil 1 percenters?

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  7. Edith McCrotch

    December 6th, 2012

    The producers should have told the Academy that the film negatives were processed in Michael Moore’s dark cavernous ass, that would of quickly got it on the list.

    Last movie I saw in a theater was Star Trek Generations in the late 90′s (?)

    But me and Lady McCrotch are planning on going to see the movie Les Miserables to watch Wolverine and the Gladiator take a whack at it.

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  8. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    December 6th, 2012

    Well… 2016 is an inconvenient truth.

    And an Oscar means as much to conservatives as the Medal of “Freedom” does.

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  9. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    December 6th, 2012

    @ dude – Obumfuk could be nominated for his role in “2016.”

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