The Oscar-winning producer of this year's anti-Obama doc 2016 Obama's America is calling foul after the Academy released its Documentary Shortlist for Oscar consideration earlier this week.
Gerald Molen, who produced 1994's Schindler's List (with Steven Spielberg and Branko Lustig) won the Academy Award for Best Picture said political bias is to blame for 2016 not making the cut of 15 titles to advance to the next round...
"[2016 director] Dinesh [D'Souza] warned me this might happen," Molen said with a laugh, according to THR. "The action confirms my opinion that the bias against anything from a conservative point of view is dead on arrival in Hollywood circles. The film’s outstanding success means that America went to see the documentary in spite of how Hollywood feels about it."
Clearly, the Oscar polls are skewed! I watched 2016, and it's not a very good movie. It basically fails at making a coherent argument, and it's so unhinged from reality that Molen should be complaining about it not being nominated for Best Picture, not Best Documentary.