John Gruber rightfully says that most winners don’t deserve the award and that the “egregious mistakes are clear when viewed through the prism of time.” He says Wall-E deserved to get the Oscar for the best picture this year. Sure, Wall-E was a great movie, but Slumdog was actually a better movie because it bottled something so desperately needed in 2008-2009 time frame.
The credit crisis and the economic meltdown is having a profound impact on people.In a world where our leaders, sports players, industry leaders and icons proved to be false gods with clay feet, Slumdog gave hope and optimism in face of immense odds. John, I think this time the academy got it right. That said, Wall-E Blue Ray has already been ordered, so you know who I am voting for with my dollars.