.'2016' Oscar Snub Has Filmmakers Claiming Political Bias


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’ Oscar Snub Has Filmmakers Claiming Political Bias - The Hollywood Reporter

It is surprising this guy did not know that such events as the Oscars have been political for a long time. In the past movies have been paraded out as being good that the public avoided in drones but it fit the agenda of those in Hollywood.



Did Golen really imagine, even for a femtosecond, that his documentary would get any consideration by the people who nominatte for Oscars?


It doesn’t appear he did.

“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.”

D’Souza echoed his producer’s words.

"I want to thank the Academy for not nominating our film,” D’Souza joked. “By ignoring 2016, the top-performing box-office hit of 2012, and pretending that films like Searching for Sugar Man and This Is Not a Film are more deserving of an Oscar, our friends in Hollywood have removed any doubt average Americans may have had that liberal political ideology, not excellence, is the true standard of what receives awards.”