Based and epic.Diane Lane - “And the Oscar goes to … Bowling for Columbine, Michael Moore and Michael Donovan”
Standing ovation as the winner takes to the stage
Michael Moore - “Thank you, thank you very much, on behalf of our producers Kathleen Glen and Michael Donovan from Canada. Um ... I’d like to thank the academy for this, I’m a documentarian, I work in non-fiction but unfortunately, we live in fictitious times, we have fictitious election results, that elects a fictitious president more concerned with giving special favours to Enron, polluters and lobbyists, sucking this state and this country dry for millions! Shame on you George, shame on you! We deserve better!”
That famed moment from the Oscars was received by a partially positive audience, though accompanied by scattered stiltedness and awkward claps. In time, conservative commentators would deride Hollywood's liberal bias, it represented a real moment where politics and the media met. Michael Moore’s fame had ballooned following the release of his 4th film the documentary, Bowling for Columbine a dissection of America's gun culture, the power and influence of the NRA (National Rifle Association) and eaches role in the 1999 Columbine school shooting. It was a smash hit, especially for the genre and the academy would have been foolish to expect Moore not to express his political views on the stage granted him.
Film Director Michael Moore during his Oscars acceptance speech, the cover of his film Bowling for Columbine
YEEEAAAH!!!The first couple of years, of the new millennium, marked a shift for the new Hollywood. Tent poll movies such as Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings reigned over the box office. The steady march of visual effects allowed the creation of more efficient computer animation, especially with the release of DreamWorks Shrek. 3D animation would quickly overtake traditional hand-drawn animation as the studio choice. The new century saw a re-emergence of superhero films thanks to the X-Men and Spider-Man (The third Biggest film of the year), productions that contributed to the revival of other superheroes.
Posters for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Spider-Man and Lord of the Rings the Two Towers