Monday, January 10, 2005

And in more serious news... The People Choice Awards

And the Favourite People Choice Award Story Lede goes to the Melbourne Herald Sun:
Two controversial films that defied the odds to earn millions at the box office joined a familiar green ogre to take top honours at the 31st Annual People's Choice Awards on yesterday.
(The writer is referring to Shrek 2, The Passion of the Christ, and Fahrenheit 9/11, but not necessarily in that order.)

This is a significant reminder that though it is now very fashionable to denounce and belittle Fahrenheit 9/11 and The Passion of the Christ (actually it has been fashionable to denounce and belittle The Passion of the Christ right from the start), these two films have had a huge impact on the culture. We can try to pretend that they didn't happen, but they did and they're clearly well loved by the same people who voted Julia Roberts as "Crest fans favourite smile."

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