I was glad to see that the Oscars finally got something right. As much as the glitz and glamor of Hollywood drives me crazy, Crash was probably one of the most powerful and thought-provoking movies I’ve ever seen. Though the confused cowboy story got all the press, no movie went out and pressed social norms quite like crash. This movie wasn’t out for Oscar glory, but it got it anyway.
So many scenes from that movie will stay with me for life, because they were so powerful. If you can walk away from that movie not questioning your own responses and feelings about racial perceptions, you weren’t paying attention.
On the other hand, I’m still trying to figure out how you can award the Best Director Oscar to someone who didn’t have the Best Picture.