Zero Dark Thirty failed to take home any of the big awards at Oscars 2013.
“Instead, the CIA learned of the existence of the courier, his true name and location through means unrelated to the CIA detention and interrogation program.” –Senate Intelligence Committee Letter to Sony Pictures
Articles on the torture scandal:
Letter to the Editor
Academy member, actor David Clennon, has spoken out against Zero Dark Thirty, urges boycott.
“At the risk of being expelled [from the Academy] for disclosing my intentions, I will not be voting for Zero Dark Thirty – in any Academy Awards category. Everyone who contributes skill and energy to a motion picture – including actors – shares responsibility for the impressions the picture makes and the ideas it expresses. If I had played the role that was offered to me on Fox’s 24 (Season 7), I would have been guilty of promoting torture, and I couldn’t have evaded my own responsibility by blaming the writers and directors.”
Ed Asner and Martin Sheen also protesting the film, urge other actors to speak out.
“Co-Chair” of Sony Pictures, Amy Pascal, had the brass balls to type:
“We fully support Kathryn Bigelow and [screenwriter] Mark Boal and stand behind this extraordinary movie. We are outraged that any responsible member of the Academy would use their voting status in Ampas as a platform to advance their own political agenda. … This film should be judged free of partisanship. To punish an artist’s right of expression is abhorrent.”
Torture is a partisan political issue now?
Amy Pascal is a frothing fount of idiocy.
Sony used special insider access to create a pro-torture film, probably fed lies by the tortuers themselves at CIA. They created scenes, most likely as all-too willing dupes of their CIA sources, which showed information extracted via torture, that never happened in real life. The real Osama bin Laden location was determined “through means unrelated to the CIA detention and interrogation program.” (Senate Intelligence Committee Letter)