‘Crash’ Director Wouldn’t Have Voted for It for Best Picture Either
Check almost any post of the worst Oscar winners in history (like, say, this or this or this or this) and you are bound to find, at or near the very top, Paul Haggis’ Crash. The story of racial collisions (like, literally) in Los Angeles got plenty of good reviews upon its release in 2005, but pretty quickly the positive sentiment curdled into resentment as the film wound up sweeping through awards season and besting even more well-regarded films like Brokeback Mountain and Good Night and Good Luck. A decade later, public opinion is almost unanimous; the Oscars got it wrong.