Let’s at least acknowledge what I’ve been told again and again and again about the fate of Miss Bala. The main reason it didn’t get nominated for a Best Foreign Language Feature Oscar is because progressive-minded industry women didn’t approve of Stephanie Sigman‘s Laura Guerrero being constantly intimidated and pushed around. They wanted to see her stand up in Act Three and take charge of her fate. Films about women that fail to endorse and affirm the prevailing p.c. doctrine do so at their own peril — that’s a fact.