On the way out of that essentially no-dialogue film, with lone actor (and one hand) Robert Redford, people were too mesmerized to debate if the man stranded on the Indian Ocean was saved or just had a end-of-life hallucination. Days later, the chatter started. So many of us wanted to believe that this non-whiner had survived.
Yet, there were no Oscar nominations. The NEW YORK POST speculates it might because Redford isn't a proper suck-up. Here is that analysis. There could be something to this since members of the herd don't cotton to one who doesn't do backflips in conformity and joiningness. When I had to rebuild my business in 2003, I had to master the fundamentals of sucking-up.
However, as a rabid film fan I have another explanation for Redford's being passed over. The devices of one lone actor and just a handful of words might have been too out-there for the Hollywood crowd. It's totally sophisticated, perhaps too much so.
Well, hopefully this snub will generate plenty of digital content about the brilliance of "Lost" and the insularity of the Hollywood folks.