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“Zero Dark Thirty” fails at Oscars amid political fallout

Posted By admin On February 25, 2013 @ 5:48 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
Feb 25, 2013

”Zero Dark Thirty,” about the decade-long US hunt for Osama bin Laden, has received more attention in the US Congress than it did at the Oscars on Sunday, amid political fallout over its depiction of torture and alleged intelligence leaks to the movie’s makers.

The film, which has sparked outrage among both Democrats and Republicans in Washington over its depiction of torture, and allegations that the Obama administration leaked classified intelligence to help the making of the film, won no major Oscars on Sunday and only one award overall.

Just three months ago, the thriller, which culminates in Osama bin Laden’s killing by US Navy Seals, was a strong contender to pick up the biggest prize of Best Picture, as well as the Best Actress and Original Screenplay awards.

By the end of Sunday night, however, it had picked up just one award – a shared Oscar for Sound Editing, which was a tie.

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[2] Obama-Backed Torture Film Fails at Oscars: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-backed-torture-film-fails-at-oscars.html

[3] Zero Dark Thirty: Bin Laden Revisted – Hollywood Style: http://www.prisonplanet.com/zero-dark-thirty-bin-laden-revisted-%e2%80%93-hollywood-style.html

[4] ‘Osama Bin Laden was unarmed and ALREADY DYING when Navy SEALs burst into bedroom’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/osama-bin-laden-was-unarmed-and-already-dying-when-navy-seals-burst-into-bedroom.html

[5] SEALs slam Obama for using them as ‘ammunition’ in bid to take credit for bin Laden killing during election campaign: http://www.prisonplanet.com/seals-slam-obama-for-using-them-as-ammunition-in-bid-to-take-credit-for-bin-laden-killing-during-election-campaign.html

[6] Sony Pictures Bearing Down On Kathryn Bigelow’s Bin Laden Movie: http://www.prisonplanet.com/sony-pictures-bearing-down-on-kathryn-bigelows-bin-laden-movie.html

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