Okay the above title is a blatant exaggeration. But it’s great to see that amidst general Hollywood stupidity when it comes to politics and especially economics, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences selected an Iranian film, ‘A separation,’ by Asghar Farhadi, for a 2012 foreign film Oscar.
Not that I like Iran in particular. Nor have I seen any of the entries. But it was great to see someone get on stage in front of a billion people, and talk about how his home country is not as ideal to bomb as politicians make it out to be. I was actually waiting for him to just blurt out “Vote Ron Paul!” but that never happened.