Twice now, the Oscar wins of various individuals have been discussed with regard to President Obama’s having won the Nobel Peace Prize. Joe Scarborough says here, “I can guarantee you that Marisa Tomei did more to win her Oscar than Obama did to win the Nobel.”
I apologize in advance for even posting this video. But what I thought was interesting was that Marisa Tomei has changed the way people look at her Oscar win – she can no longer be considered a joke, now that she’s proven herself worthy two more times since then.
I don’t expect these people to know that but it’s worth mentioning nonetheless. It’s also interesting to note that the Oscars are thought of, more than any other award, as being political, even when they’re being non-political.