It seems Michael Moore has worn out his welcome at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Academy has bounced him from the documentary nominating committee. John Fund writes:
This hasn’t been a good week for radical filmmaker Michael Moore. The Hollywood Reporter revealed that he recently lost a re-election bid for his position as a governor on the Academy Award’s documentary board.
Gerald Molen, the producer of Schindler’s List and many other Hollywood films, says Moore’s loss will restore a level of balance in the consideration of political documentaries.
Of course the fact that Moore was even on the committee might help explain why the nominees for best documentary always seem to have a far left slant (except of course in the distant past when Hollywood was sane). Conservative documentaries (for which there are many) always seem to be left out, even the best ones.