Um, so “Brokeback Mountain” is now the highest-grossing Academy Award nominee, with $60 million after this weekend. In one or two days, it will pass “Cinderella Man” in overall ticket sales. The gay cowboy movie that cost $14 million and stars the guy from “A Knight’s Tale.” I should have bought stock in crow, because that shit is being eaten left and right these days.
Gosh, I hope “Crash” doesn’t manage to win in an upset. See Ross Douthat on this, although I would add that the dialogue was almost as obvious and bad as that in the 9/11 episode of “The West Wing.”