Former HE columnist and hot-shot Brazilian critic Pablo Villaca is asking if I think there’s “any chance the next Academy Awards could honor Michael J. Fox‘s fight for stem-cell research and a cure for Parkinson’s? The guy clearly deserves it, despite the recent Bush veto that put a crimp on research funding. I was deeply touched by watching Fox in this YouTube video. The poor guy is in an obviously advanced stage of Parkinson’s, and he’s talking about the subject so passionately. It seems clear that the attention the Oscars could give to his cause would be extremely important.”