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Finke: WTF no Borat; Dissecting ‘Dreamgirls’ Dis

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Deadline Hollywood Daily‘s Nikki Finke has been perched since 5:38 a.m. this morning, ready to comment on the Oscar nominations. Her take: Dreamgirls was denied a Best Picture nomination out of the Academy’s spite for producer David Geffen; United 93 was shut out because it has no A-list stars and marquee-name SAG members rule the vote. But even Finke has no answers as to how Half-Nelson‘s Ryan Gosling was nominated for Best Actor over shoe-ins Jack Nicholson and Sacha Baron Cohen: “Please, someone, anyone, explain how Gosling even got seen. I, for one, would not be surprised to learn that Gosling’s father works for the accounting firm who counts the ballots.”

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 23, 2007

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