>Ira Joel Haber:
>The Oscars are a joke, and rarely ever give the awards to important
>films and performances.
I showed *Roma CittÓ Aperta* in my film history class today
and thought about what kind of Italian film (and performer) grabs
Oscars these days: *La Vita ╚ Bella*/Roberto Benigni. Demoralizing.
>I'm sure Washington will get the Oscar over the more subtle finer
I sure hope you are right. What's wrong with awarding a long
overdue Oscar to an outstanding performance by an African-American
actor? Speaking of overdue: when is the Academy going to award a
lifetime achievement Oscar to the Nicholas Brothers??
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