Thanks for the link to the academy awards, fozzy, but thre was no need: the academy awards are a sham. Any organization that decides what is ‘the best’ in a given year that passes up Iron Giant for best picture, best acting, best special effects, best music, best screenplay, best adaptation, or anything else i have missed is a SHAM. A SHAM I tell you. The Iron Giant has one of the most profound existential statements ever made (I am not a gun), and with some of the most subtle nuances ever put on film. As far as I’m concerned, the same motion picture academy that made TITANIC its best picture (I liked it but it wasn’t the Fscking best picture) and then skipped Iron Giant completely is worthless.