I was a little surprised myself they gave him a standing ovation.
I haven't seen the Pianist, so I don't know how "wonderful" it is. I am a little torn. The artist in me says, good art is good art, and deserves recognition. The cynic in me knows this is the oscars, and more often than not, it is not the good art that wins, but the hollywood favorites who have paid their dues and kissed the appropriate amount of ass, and have a long history with the industry, be it personal or just family.The moralist in me says if we treat other average run of the mill sex offenders and child abusers like dirt and don't give them the time of day, why should we pour accolades on a sex offender who got away with it?
To the poster (sorry I forgot who said it) who said "it's in the past--let it go"
Are you equally forgiving of other non-famous sex offenders? How about the ones who are registered and living in your area? I mean if it's in the past, maybe you should invite the pour souls over for dinner?
Better yet, how do you feel about R. Kelly? The man who had sex with several girls all under age, and videotaped them all, and admitted that he prefers sex with underage girls because they are "better"...whatever that means. I'm sure as soon as he is relased from prision we should all forgive him and make sure our kids buy all his albums, which were largely targeted to young teens (Space Jam Soundtrack comes to mind).