Sky… Believe in Bollocks #2

Sky is a major broadcasting company.

We have just had the 85th annual ceremony for the Academy Awards.

Sky have recently added a Sky Movies Oscars section to their On Demand service.

You would think, with hundreds of the highest calibre films ever made being represented over these 85 ceremonies, the lengthy Sky Movies Oscars page would feature scores of different classics and greats throughout the history of film.

So what’s available?

Well, at the top of the page, we have the aptly titled, Best Picture Winners. Along with classics such as The French Connection, All About Eve and Kramer Vs Kramer, there is:

The Bridge on the River Kwai

A good start, and a worthy addtion into the Sky Movies Oscars page…

Let’s scroll down and see what else is on offer. There is a Best Actor and Actress Winners category. Another chance for Sky to give us loads more films from decades of Academy Winners. So what do we have in this category?

The Bridge on the River KwaiOh. The Bridge on the River Kwai again? Okay, so Alec Guinness did win a Best Acting gong for his performance. But that’s no reason to list it twice on this On Demand page is it? It must be a mistake. Let’s move on.

Further down the page we come to the Best Director Winners section. Now here is a real chance for Sky to bring us a bundle of great films from the likes of John Ford, Frank Capra, William Wyler, Woody Allen, Miloš Forman, Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg – the list is extensive.

So what have they gone for?

The Bridge on the River Kwai

Again? Why would they have it listed a third time? Just because David Lean won the best Director category, that’s no reason to feature three identical links to watch the film. This is a streaming service for films that are On Demand, not a history lesson.

A bit annoyed now. Especially after they labelled Jaws 3D a Classic a few weeks ago. But lets carry on anyway.

Best Screenplay Winners?

The Bridge on the River Kwai

Best Song and Score?

The Bridge on the River Kwai

They could have at least changed the picture and synopsis.

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