Did anyone else notice anything unusual about the latest Academy Awards?
Where was Michael Moore?
Where was the number one documentary film maker of all times?
To put Moore’s success into perspective:
Of the top 8 highest grossing documentaries made since 1982, Moore’s films rank 1st, 4th, 6th, and 8th. Incidentally, there were 665 of such films made.
Moore actually won an Oscar at the 75th Annual Academy Awards for the anti-gun film Bowling for Columbine. His top film, Fahrenheit 9/11, became the highest grossing documentary film of all times, bringing in a whopping $120 million at the box office.
Now, $120 million may not seem like much by Hollywood movie standards, but, it’s impressive by documentary film standards. The top 100 documentary films made since 1982 on average have only made about a million dollars each. Most documentary film makers would consider themselves lucky to make that.
Despite Moore’s domination of the documentary film category, not a peep was mentioned about him at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.
He says his latest film Capitalism: A Love Story is the best film he’s ever done:
Here’s Michael Moore at the Academy Awards the year he won the Oscar: