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Okay it's Oscar weekend and the film world prepares to honor the best of Hollywood.
Last year just weeks after the amazing Meryl Streep appeared on this very show.
She was named best actress for her spot on performances lady Margaret Thatcher in Iron Lady.
-- what I'm pretty sure that her being on Huckabee was what put her over the top.
I can't prove that.
But but I think that the connections pretty obvious.
Let me also say that if Bradley Cooper wins this year for silver linings playbook.
Then it is certainly going to be his appearance on this show.
They gave -- the stature that he needed to be treated with the respect that he deserves is a great actor and a truly gracious person.
In your acceptance speech.
You don't have to mention anything about our interview in its role in getting -- the Oscar I'm just glad to be of help.
I just wish I had been able to get.
Hugh Jackman are and Hathaway on the show last month because that would have nailed Oscars for their performances.
Actually I still hope that -- -- wins best picture because of the success of the -- of the box office is already a big win for American film audiences.
I saw the Broadway play a few years ago.
And then saw the screen version just a couple of months ago.
Now it's what movies are made far.
I sat stunned when at the very end of the show and the Friday night audience in New York of all places applauded.
Applauded a movie.
Even in cynical and not so religious New York.
The audience was so moved by this powerful story of redemption that there spontaneous.
Reaction was to wildly applaud.
Okay it's a familiar story about a man who paid far more than reasonable to cover his crimes.
Only to find out that some people aren't as forgiving as god.
Okay I'm not gonna ruin the film by telling you all the scenes.
But this was a story about faith about forgiveness.
About -- selfish behavior.
And about grace and redemption.
Hardly the heart and soul of most Hollywood films.
But a packed theater needed the message of hope a whole lot more than two hours more bombs bad boys and bullets flying.
I'd love to see -- -- win best picture because.
Then maybe Hollywood would be reminded that there is a market for wholesome thought provoking and family friendly movies.
32 years ago.
America was just getting used to its new president Ronald Reagan.
He came into office and it's the raging economic downturn.
A military it was demoralized.
And a population of Americans who really were feeling pretty let down.
He was a fine order and communicators.
But he was dismissed by liberals as just some old mediocre Hollywood actor.
But Ronald Reagan skillful governing.
Clarity of his convictions.
And courage to stand on principle pave the way for the end of the Soviet Union and communism in Eastern Europe.
He helped get the economy back on its feet.
Yes he was an actor who left that job to become a politician and ultimately president.
Now 32 years later we have a person in the office who once was a politician but now as an actor.
Pretending to be president and -- alarm.
Over the -- sequestration bill that he proposed just two years ago.
You see I liked it better when Hollywood actors became great leaders and when Chicago politicians.
Became great actors.
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