Five days ago Roma‘s Alfonso Cuaron complained to Deadline‘s Joe Utichi about negative, dirty Oscar campaigning.
Cuaron implied that black-hearted producers or distributors or Oscar-season strategists are behind the attempted takedowns, but he didn’t even allude to the p.c. Stalinist cabal that tried to destroy Green Book‘s Oscar chances. C’mon…that was easily the ugliest takedown attempt of them all.
Nor did Cuaron acknowledge the pinched and joyless critics who did everything in their power to denigrate Bohemian Rhapsody, in defiance of the simple-minded, ticket-buying boobs plus the Golden Globe, Critics Choice, SAG and BAFTA voters who insisted on loving the film, or certainly Rami Malek‘s lead performance.
Why didn’t Cuaron point an accusing finger at the SJW Stalinists and the elitist snobs? Because the politically correct Stalinists and the snobs are foursquare behind Roma because of the hooray-for-Yalitza diversity thing, and he doesn’t want to alienate his base of support.
“It’s just so ridiculous,” Cuarón said. “[And] it’s getting more intense all the time. The awards season should be a celebration. [But] there are some in this industry of awards season — which has its own life and has become its own entity — that operate in a different way than how filmmakers operate. It turns this season into something very competitive.
“This industry has turned everything into something a bit more vicious. The sad thing is it has become almost like a projection of how political campaigns are nowadays. Rather than politicians showing a vision, it’s about throwing dirt to the opponent. So rather than strengthening the values — and I’m not talking moral values, but the artistic merits of a film and the influence it may be having — it’s about trying to push the others down.
“I find that very sad. And I hope there’s a way — though I’m not sure there is — that it can be regulated by the Academy. I don’t know how.”