If Hollywood wasn't so liberal, Dinesh D'Souza says, he would have gotten the Oscar nomination he knows he deserves.
D'Souza's wildly anti-Obama film "2016: Obama's America" was snubbed this week when the Academy left it off of the list of 15 documentaries that will advance in the award ceremony's voting.
"I want to thank the Academy for not nominating our film,” D’Souza said. "By ignoring '2016,' the top-performing box-office hit of 2012, and pretending that films like 'Searching for Sugar Man' and 'This Is Not a Film' are more deserving of an Oscar, our friends in Hollywood have removed any doubt average Americans may have had that liberal political ideology, not excellence, is the true standard of what receives awards."
The film's producer, Gerald Molen, who also won an Oscar for producing "Schindler's List," agreed: "Dinesh warned me this might happen," he told the Hollywood Reporter. "The action confirms my opinion that the bias against anything from a conservative point of view is dead on arrival in Hollywood circles. The film’s outstanding success means that America went to see the documentary in spite of how Hollywood feels about it."