Yeah, I agree with reb2.
It's politics. Brokeback Mountain had no chance.
Philip Seymour Hoffman played a gay character.
I think Felicity Huffman did a great job. But she played a transgendered person.
But instead, the Oscar went to Reese Witherspoon. Don't get me wrong though. Reese was good, too.
But in my observation, it was not as the same level as FH did.
Having both Best Actor and Best Actress portraying GLBT characters might not be good in Oscars politics
And Cinematography? Come on!
BM was better than MoaG.
Just my thoughts... while staying home sick. :-(