Italian film critic Giorgio Carbone (from the online “Libero”) has an interesting theory about why Emanuele Crialese’s Terraferma was not nominated for an Oscar – it’s the Mafia’s fault, and Billy Crystal told him so.
Crystal gave him the scoop – the film Mediterraneo won, and Gomorrah lost; the Italian-American Mafia wanted it that way. He wrote: Overlooking Gomorrah was an injustice” and that Billy Crystal had said that “Behind every Italian victory there is the hand of the Mafia”.
Yes, it’s a shame that Terraferma was left off the list – it’s a wonderful movie and yes, I’d love to blame somebody.
Who wants to break it to Carbone that Billy Crystal is a comedian?