Anyway, we’d say that this is one mark for rationality: Both “Argo” and “Zero Dark Thirty” have won an Academy Award Best Picture nomination, after all.
But it’s true that this year, politics is swirling around the film awards season like never before. Look at who appeared as a surprise presenter on the Golden Globe telecast – Bill Clinton.
The 42nd president of the United States introduced a clip of Steven Spielberg’s film “Lincoln,” which depicts the push to abolish slavery through enactment of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution.
“A tough fight to push a bill through a bitterly divided House of Representatives,” Mr. Clinton said in his introduction. “Winning it required the president to make a lot of unsavory deals that had nothing to do with the big issue.”
Then, he paused just a bit before adding, “I wouldn’t know anything about that.”