The Producers Guild of America, which is generally considered one of the most reliable of the Oscar precursors, announced it’s pick for the best film of the year earlier today. They had earlier nominated ten films and, out of those ten, they picked…
(Actually, if we’re going to be exact, The Big Short is just the 2nd worst best picture nominee since Crash. It’s easy to forget that Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close was actually nominated.)
As I made clear in my review, I didn’t think much of The Big Short but I do understand the film’s popularity. Appropriately enough for a film that’s been embraced by both Sasha Stone and Jeff Wells, it’s an angry and simplistic film and we live in an angry and simplistic time. Pretending to be complicated while actually saying nothing worked out well for Crash and it looks like it might pay off for The Big Short as well!
Congratulations to The Big Short on its undeserved victory!