Oscar, Mayor: Winners
Best Tourism Campaign Ever:
And the film did get a little hometown push, including from Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.That's right, tourists... come to L.A. where you too can get carjacked, shot (with blanks, of course), diddled by a racist cop, pulled from a flaming car wreck by said racist cop and called vicious racial epithets to your face by media relations consultants! All the glamour of the movies, come to life!
He "was wonderful to us," Haggis says. "He really embraced the film. He said 'Yes, this is our Los Angeles.' "