The Academy's genre bias becomes less tenable every year. It ghettoizes animated and foreign films into their own "separate, but equal" categories and banishes action films to the depths of the technical awards.
This year the momentary breakdown of one bias only highlighting the continuance of the others.
Oscar failed to deal with the plain fact that two of the best, biggest efforts (if not the two) with the most impressive production and directing and overall execution that were the most entertaining, the two crown jewels of the film industry in 2008, were an action movie based on a comic book and an animated film with virtually no speaking lines.
These two movies put together won 3 awards. Slumdog Millionaire won 8.