Skip to comments.Joy in the Castro as Penn wins Oscar for 'Milk'
Posted on 02/23/2009 7:48:39 AM PST by SmithL
San Francisco -- Hundreds of people who watched the Academy Awards from San Francisco's Castro Theatre on Sunday night gave polite applause to "Slumdog Millionaire" - which won best picture and seven other awards - but roared with foot-stomping standing ovations for "Milk" when it took the prizes for best original screenplay and best actor.
"You commie, homo-loving sons of guns," Sean Penn told the academy upon accepting the best actor award for his portrayal of the slain San Francisco Supervisor and gay rights leader Harvey Milk. "I did not expect this, and I want it to be very clear that I do know how hard I make it to appreciate me often."
Penn acknowledged the presence of anti-gay demonstrators outside the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles and said: "I think it's a good time for those who voted for the ban against gay marriage to sit and reflect on their great shame and their shame in their grandchildren's eyes if they continue that support. We've got to have equal rights for everyone."
The Castro Theatre crowd was thrilled by Penn's remarks and his award.
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"You commie, homo-loving sons of guns,"He left out terror-supporters.
Sean Penn = POS!
It’s nice that he acknowledges his audience for what they all are, isn’t it? And,yeah,he did leave out terror-supporters,but maybe he thought he included it in “commie”....you know how these humble,self-sacrificing Hollywood types LUUUUUV to keep their award speeches short!
At least he got that part right ... seems that the Oscars have gone the way of the Nobel ... Commies Queers Globull warming idiots and terrorist lovers need only apply
sean, as dense as spicolli
None of the other nominees ever had a chance. I could star in a biopic about Harvey Fierstein and win the Oscar. After all, Tom Hanks rode that unicorn to a statue, in his most inept, scenery-chewing role. He had a much finer performance in “The Green Mile” and was ignored.
“Joy in the Castro as Penn wins Oscar for ‘Milk’”
And fury by so many posters.
Are you on the right thread?
If Sean Penn is SO for queer “rights”, then he should set the example. He should forthwith divorce his wife and enter into a queer relationship WITH A GUY. Force him to enjoy that “union” he so much wants the rest of us to accept. And force him to stay with that guy for the rest of his life. No more women for ole Sean. What a POS!
I am sick of the “equal rights” argument... The law is clear - ALL men are free to marry a woman. And all women have the right to marry a man.
No-one is being denied that right. We all have that same right.
I wonder what is the rate of homosexuals in Hollywood and Yes I would count anyone who ever engaged in a homosexual activity, not just the ones who are out.
Yup. I could care less about the Oscars. I could not be bothered to watch the self-congratulating vermin. I was hoping Mickey Rourke would win because his story is about redemption, he took responsibility for wrecking his life, he credited his dogs for saving his life, never said anything bad about Bush and actually said something good abouyt Bush and he is a good actor.
I knew Penn would win because the very large and strong gay mafia in hollywood and in backlash to Prop 8. Every year it is some political agenda. The one year was about African-Americans where Denzel won and the half white female won - I forget her name. Denzel accepted his award and did not engage in politics. The woman went on and on even though she is half white. He can act and she is not very good.
I thought Hanks did well in most of his other movies, I especially liked Castaway and Perdition, the latter was a surprise.
The only reason Penn received such a loud ovation is because the audience is aware that the queer movies will win the awards and therefore most of the audience is comprised of fags and lesbians, which includes the majority of actors and actresses from what I can see anymore.
Let's just say that Sean Penn has a long ways to go before I'll accept preaching from him on things that he believes that I should be ashamed of. And if my teaching of my children is successful, they will teach my grandchildren in such a way that we will not be ashamed of each other. I have yet to hear Sean Penn utter anything that I believe to be beneficial to my children's teaching.
At least this movie has a happy ending!
or two?or twenty-seven?
To name a few.....
- Sean Penn = POS!
- Commies Queers Globull warming idiots and terrorist lovers need only apply
- “Homo milk”
- It’s nothing but a bunch of liberal queers
- The only reason Penn received such a loud ovation is because the audience is aware that the queer movies will win the awards and therefore most of the audience is comprised of fags and lesbians,
Best song was Jai Ho. Translated from Hindi it means “Praise”, “Hail”, “Hallelujah”, “Victory”, or “Vive”.
Slumdog Millionaire hasn’t been a massive success, but I don’t see how anyone can complain about it winning too much.
I still maintain that this 21st Century fascination with the Gay movement is more fad than fundamental shift in the winds of social norms; a ballon-marked parade, if you will, held aloft by tenuous gases produced by bloviating biological bitmaps.
Penn, milking the man-milk dispenser, yet again.
If they had two “gay” movies, how would they decide who’d win?
I look for the next best picture to be a touching story about a woman and child who contract AIDS with no direct or indirect involvement in drug or queer culture. Probably they’ll get it from a priest.
I didn’t see “Castaway” but “Perdition” was a fine movie. Castaway runs long. I prefer the Hanks of “Bachelor Party”, Dragnet” or “Turner & Hooch”, because comedy requires spotless timing and a straight face. Pacino is considered a paragon but cannot do comedy. Meryl Streep? No comedic talent. Dustin Hoffman? Ruined “Meet the Fockers” with his mugging. Even B. Streisand can be funny.
I knew it would have Ho in it some how!!!
Slumdog Millionaire hasnt been a massive success, but I dont see how anyone can complain about it winning too much.
I'm probably out of date with my thinking but I always thought the best picture should at least be a marginally succesful film. I think the Oscars are just a play thing for the left to get in political hits.
Silly me! Until last night, I thought they were singing “Tally Ho”. LOL
I saw “Slumdog” and thought it deserved to win.
Query: Would you have Tom Hanks return his Academy Award for “Philadelphia”?
Do you think less of Denzel because he played the attorney who defended his character?
It's true. But he's been a POS way before he played a sodomite in a movie.
Commies Queers Globull warming idiots and terrorist lovers need only apply
That seems to be the trend in Hollywood today.
That's a play on words.
Its nothing but a bunch of liberal queers
A bit of hyperbole.
The only reason Penn received such a loud ovation is because the audience is aware that the queer movies will win the awards and therefore most of the audience is comprised of fags and lesbians
More hyperbole, but a point with some truth behind it. The homosexual lobby in Hollywood is strong, and growing.
Now to you: You claimed there was "fury" in these posts. I don't see it. I see only scorn and disgust aimed at Hollywood and its promotion of the homosexual agenda -- and well-aimed scorn and disgust at that.
There's a difference.
This is as much railing against the inflated opinion of the movie industry as “artists” and their assumed moral superiority. Just as I don’t go to see Springsteen or Mellencamp, I don’t go to preachy self-important “films” like Philadelphia, unless forced to by a woman. The homosexual thing is just another part of the whole Commie thing.
Mind you, if someone follows perverted practice in private life with another consenting adult, it’s not my business, and I’d like to keep it that way. They just won’t let me.
What’s ironic is that Harvey Milk was NOT killed for being gay. He was killed by a man seeking revenge for being politically double-crossed. Dan White was, by all accounts, gay-friendly and he actually admired Milk before his run-in with Moscone. By the way, Dianne Feinstein was also a Dan White ally. It’s funny how revisionism has changed the story to suit the needs of those pressing their agenda.
If you look at a list, most of the Best Picture winners are generally fairly conservative.
“Castro” theatre? Wow.
I think it’s a good time for those who voted for the ban against gay marriage to sit and reflect on their great shame and their shame in their grandchildren’s eyes if they continue that support. We’ve got to have equal rights for everyone...riiiight/sc
A list of what?
It wasn’t named after Fidel. Although I’m sure the left is loving it.
I’m very pleased to hear that... Why not add the honoree’s first name so there will be no confusion?
Landmark #100 in September 1976. Located at 429 Castro Street,
It is interesting looking at the movies that win best picture, and even the ones nominated. Some years they are all pretty successful, and other years none of them are. Usually it takes a lot less for a movie that is competing for awards to make money. Also, they are usually only out or in more limited release before the Oscars.
This year was a real letdown. They had a chance to nominate both The Dark Knight and Wall-E which were huge critical and commercial successes, but they didn’t.
This year they did pass up the two films that made political statements in Milk and Frost/Nixon (I’m guessing anyway, haven’t seen either) to give Best Film to a love story with no stars in it.
Did anybody notice while they showed the pictures of people that had passed on that the silence was deafening when Charlton Heston’s picture went up ?
A list of BP winners.
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