If a movie features white people rescuing people of color from their plight, odds are high an Oscar will follow SLIDE SHOWBY DAVID SIROTA
According to oddsmakers, Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” does not have the best chance of winning the 2013 Academy Award for best picture. That top spot right now goes to Ben Affleck’s “Argo” — but it shouldn’t. If history is any gauge, “Lincoln” has to be the front-runner thanks to its status as this year’s only Oscar-nominated White Savior film.
If you’ve been to the movies in the last half-century, you know the White Savior genre well. It’s the catalog of films that features white people sing...