Have the right-wing attacks against Million Dollar Baby (or the import of its ending, rather) given any kind of advantage to The Aviator? I am of the firm opinion that The Aviator has no chance to take the Best Picture Oscar…none. There is a slim chance that a last-minute surge of sympathy for Martin Scorsese (with everyone starting to realize that The Aviator is finished, and wanting to do something for poor Scorsese after all…despite the indications of Clint Eastwood’s DGA Best Director win) has begun to manifest….maybe. I’m attributing this development to last Tuesday’s release of the two-disc Raging Bull DVD.