I have a theory for how Crash managed to win the Oscar for Best Picture in 2006, and I like to call it the High School Election. When you’re in high school, there could be dozens of highly qualified, socially conscious, future leaders of America running for class president, but at the end of the day, the one you vote for is the guy you know. I can guarantee that everyone in Hollywood has a friend worked on Crash in some capacity. Even I can play Six Degrees of Crash without needing more than two links. That’s the only way I can explain how Crash beat out both Brokeback Mountain and Good Night and Good Luck, both vastly superior films.