Metrocentrism and the Oscars

It's not just me. Larry Mc Murtry, who along with Diana Ossana adapted Brokeback Mountain for film, remarked backstage at Sunday's Oscar awards something to the effect that of the films he has written that have been nominated for an Academy Award only the film that was set in a urban setting won an Oscar (Terms of Endearment).

The New York Times ran an article also talking about Los Angeles selecting a film that reflects itself.

It is something that we in the rural west and mid-west feel and it is something that extends well beyond gay cowboys and the movie industry. Rural areas are just as complex and deserve equal attention. How about some respect?
gregory turner-rahman