THEY WUZ ROBBED: If Dreamgirls was looking for any sympathy for its Best Picture snubbing from regular moviegoers, it was sulking on the wrong street corner.
The Internet Movie Database (http://imdb.com) asked web surfers the musical question, "Which film was robbed the most by this year's Oscar nominations?"
|In an IMDb poll, 23 per cent of respondents are convinced Children of Men was robbed for not getting a Best Picture nomination compared to less than 7 per cent for Dreamgirls.|
The answers from 16,954 respondents indicated the majority of people are far from heartbroken over the Dreamgirls debacle. The film's Best Picture beating ranks a distant fifth on the list of things people are peeved about.
Here's the 13 occupants of Oscar's boneyard of broken dreams, ranked in order of significance (percentage of respondents follows in brackets):
1. Children of Men: No Best Picture nomination - 23 per cent
2. Casino Royale: Zero nominations -19 per cent
3. Volver: No Best Picture/Best Foreign Language Film nominations - 10.9 per cent
4. United 93: No Best Picture nomination - 9 per cent
5. Dreamgirls: No Best Picture nomination - 6.7 per cent
6. Bobby: Zero nominations - 6.5 per cent
7. Apocalypto: No major category nominations - 5.8 per cent
|More than 10 per cent of IMDb surfers wanted Volver to be shown more Oscar love with a Best Picture or Best Foreign Language Film nomination.|
8. Flags of Our Fathers: No major category nominations - 5.5 per cent
9. Over the Hedge: No Best Animated Film nomination -4.4 per cent
10. This Film Is Not Yet Rated: No Best Documentary nomination - 3 per cent
11. Little Children: No Best Picture nomination - 2.7 per cent
12. The Painted Veil: Zero nominations- 2.3 per cent
13. Dixie Chicks: Shut Up & Sing: No Best Documentary nomination - 1.1 per cent