Golden Globes Honor Anti-American Director’s ‘Birdman’, Snub Patriotic Clint Eastwood Film
Films that have the potential to be fantastic routinely get snubbed around awards season as ceremonies release nominations for “best of the year”, whether it may be the Oscars or the Emmys.
It’s interesting to note that Birdman, a movie directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu (infamous for calling the entire Superhero movie genre a representation of right-wing cultural genocide), and seen by nobody outside of the arthouses in the big cities, received several key nominations from the Golden Globes, while Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper got shut out. Michael Keaton earned a Best Actor nomination as the main protagonist and his titular alter-ego, and the film drew one of five slots in the Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy category.
American Sniper recalls the true story of Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL who struggles to balance family life, and working with the Navy during the War in Iraq. The film is patriotic to its core, mainly due to direction by Clint Eastwood. The film also stars Bradlee Cooper as Kyle.