Here’s an update… it’s not just me who thinks the Academy is a bunch of self-absorbed elitists:

The problem with the Oscars is that voters are nominating films that relatively few people have seen…

…2005, when the five Best Picture nominees combined to gross just $245M.

BOX OFFICE FOR 2005 BEST PICTURE NOMINEES

Crash – $54.5M
Brokeback Mountain – $83M
Capote – $28.75M
Good Night and Good Luck – $31.5M
Munich – $47.4M

The disconnect between the Oscars and rank-and-file movie fans started in 2005. This is where the Academy Awards “came off the rails.”

http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/smason/2009/01/22/oscarsnub/#more-28397