I’ve had it with all the whining about “Shakespeare in Love” beating out “Saving Private Ryan.” It’s been 10 years people. Get over it. It really was the better film. “Saving Private Ryan” was excellent, but it did have some flaws… it had those hokey bookend scenes… it tended to get a little heavy-handed and overly sentimental… hell, Vin Diesel was in it. “Shakespeare in Love” was incredibly well-written, woven thick with witty, intelligent jokes and rich plotting. Everything was top notch from art direction to costumes to cinematography. It truly deserved a Best Picture statuette.
But why can’t people let this go? Why doesn’t everyone harp on the fact that "Dances with Wolves" beat "Goodfellas," for Christ’s sake? “Dances with Wolves” is one of Oscar’s bigger embarrassments but you never hear people haranguing you with its inadequacies. And don’t get me started on the 'merits' of “Crash” or “Million Dollar Baby.”
So, Oscar fans, Entertainment Weekly readers, Movietickets.com voters… do this Oscarnazi a favor: Suck it.