Isn’t it strange that every single one of the five nominees for the Academy Award for Best Picture of 2005 features a Political Correctness Police-sanctioned victim group? The films are as follows:

1. “Brokeback Mountain” (gays)

2. “Crash” (assorted racial minorities)

3. “Capote” (gays again)

4. “Good Night and Good Luck” (Commies)

5. “Munich” (Palestinian terrorists)

I admit that I haven’t seen a single one of these flicks (“Crash” wasn’t even around long enough to get to), and I don’t plan on seeing any of them, with the possible exception of “Capote,” which from all reports is a well-made docu-drama that deserves critical attention..

Mickey Kaus has noticed the same thing (scroll way down, as Mickey’s permalinks aren’t working). He notes:

Nominee for Best Euphemistic Attempt to Hide That the Five Nominated ‘Small Films With Deep Political and Social Themes’ Were Actuallly Small Films With Liberal Political and Social Themes: Sharon Waxman of the New York Times who also writes:

“‘Many nominees observed that Oscar voters seemed to be in a ruminative mood, perhaps reflecting the nation at large.’

“‘Or perhaps not!”

Yes, pehaps not. I myself think that the slate of nominees is a deliberate slap in the face of the American public by a Hollywood liberal elite that is furious that its political views can’t command votes. The left, unable to seize political institutions, is responding with acts of extra-political aggression. As Mickey writes:

“…[T]he Academy Awards are now hopelessly, pervasively, and openly politicized (and the politics are Hollywood Left). Maybe they should be carried on Daily Kos. …”