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Two Oscar Voters Picked '12 Years A Slave' Without Watching It
The Los Angeles Times ^ | 03/04/2014 | John Horn

Posted on 03/06/2014 5:43:46 PM PST by Beave Meister

Was it ultimately a race about race?

The best picture Oscar is meant to honor the year's greatest achievement in film, and "12 Years a Slave" had no shortage of supporters before winning the top honor Sunday. But for all the film's artistry, the undercurrent of many "12 Years a Slave" conversations hinged on race and how Hollywood has for decades given short shrift to one of the most inglorious chapters in the nation's history.

All the same, two Oscar voters privately admitted that they didn't see "12 Years a Slave," thinking it would be upsetting. But they said they voted for it anyway because, given the film's social relevance, they felt obligated to do so.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: 12yearsaslave; hollywood; liberals; oscars
Gee, Political Correctness may have been the reason 12 Years a Slave won the Oscar for Best Picture.....
1 posted on 03/06/2014 5:43:46 PM PST by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

“It’s bad enough we have to vote for this crap, do you expect us to watch it too?”


2 posted on 03/06/2014 5:45:53 PM PST by proxy_user
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To: Beave Meister

Best Socially Relevant Picture

Best Foreign Socially Relevant Picture

Best Short... Socially Relevant Picture

All New Categories for the 2015 Oscars...should we live so long.


3 posted on 03/06/2014 5:46:36 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: Beave Meister

I’d love to hear their explanation of how its “socially relevant”.


4 posted on 03/06/2014 5:47:16 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Beave Meister

Obama won the Nobel Peace Prise without doing anything.


5 posted on 03/06/2014 5:48:57 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Beave Meister

so what movie will win in 2015? 12 Years Of the KKK?


6 posted on 03/06/2014 5:50:12 PM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: MeshugeMikey

Best Film that Capitalizes on White Guilt Film


7 posted on 03/06/2014 5:51:45 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: cripplecreek
I’d love to hear their explanation of how its “socially relevant”.

I'm guessing it won't include the absolute power of government to control our lives with ObamaCare, the trampling of freedom for employers who are being forced against their will to pay for the abortions of innocent unborn babies, and other far left steps toward restoring the Democrats' beloved slavery.

8 posted on 03/06/2014 5:51:54 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Beave Meister

White Guilt President, White Guilt Film, why not?!


9 posted on 03/06/2014 5:53:43 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

Don’t be surprised if it isn’t.

The KKK will be portrayed as all white male Republicans and their lynching victims will be nothing but Trayvon lookalikes trying to cast their first votes.


10 posted on 03/06/2014 5:55:44 PM PST by digger48
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To: Beave Meister

The same reasoning that went into voting for best picture was used in 2008 and 2012.


11 posted on 03/06/2014 5:56:42 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Beave Meister

Progressives are the social engineers who perpetually need to “help” blacks ... Why not Affirmative Action Oscars?


12 posted on 03/06/2014 5:57:47 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Beave Meister

Coming next...reparations paid to all blacks for slavery of 150 years ago, and payment for any and all discrimination today.


13 posted on 03/06/2014 6:00:07 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Milli Vanilli won a Grammy without doing anything either....I’m sure that’s where Stockholm got the idea to give it to Obozo. It’s interesting that Mahatma Gandhi never won the Nobel Peace Prize and he was all about peace, but Gore and Obama did. Hummmmmmmmm.


14 posted on 03/06/2014 6:00:54 PM PST by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: Beave Meister

“But they said they voted for it anyway because, given the film’s social relevance, they felt obligated to do so.”

I can see this on Rush’s “I told you so”.


15 posted on 03/06/2014 6:04:24 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Parley Baer

He was on it Bigtime today


16 posted on 03/06/2014 6:06:46 PM PST by digger48
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To: digger48

maybe some producer should make a movie called “25 Years Of The Redskins”, and see if it gets nominated, or maybe even, 25 years of “White Hispanics”.


17 posted on 03/06/2014 6:08:31 PM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Beave Meister

Happens all the time. It shouldn’t, but it does.


18 posted on 03/06/2014 6:09:53 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Beave Meister

How appropriate. The Oscars, as fake as the movies they reward.


19 posted on 03/06/2014 6:10:58 PM PST by A message
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To: Beave Meister
Two Oscar Voters Picked '12 Years A Slave' Without Watching It


20 posted on 03/06/2014 6:11:17 PM PST by massmike (If I like my tagline,I can keep it! Obama said so..........)
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To: digger48

i can just vision the moment now, “The nominees for best film of 2014 are”.....”Typical White People”, “25 Years Of Racist Plantation Owners who own the NFL”, “250 Years Of “The N Word”,24 Months of White Hispanics,and finally,”376 Years Of White People Hating Everyone Who Ain’t White People”.


21 posted on 03/06/2014 6:14:18 PM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Beave Meister

At least Milli Vanilli pretended to do something.


22 posted on 03/06/2014 6:14:42 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Beave Meister

I didn’t watch the Oscars but one of the talk radio shows played a couple of Ellen’s jokes as host. One was something like: “Lots of suspense tonight. There is a 50% chance that 12 Years a Slave will win Best Picture, and there is a 50% chance that you are all racists.”


23 posted on 03/06/2014 6:15:43 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

lol!!!


24 posted on 03/06/2014 6:17:39 PM PST by digger48
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To: Beave Meister

Flat out lame movie. The main character is supposed to be a very educated black man yet he can’t figure out which way is North for twelve years. All in all, it was not worth the bandwidth to steal it and my media player only skipped forward at 10 second clips. Those two that didn’t watch it saved their last remaining brainc ells to rub together.


25 posted on 03/06/2014 6:19:28 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Parley Baer
I can see this on Rush’s “I told you so”.

Ditto.
26 posted on 03/06/2014 6:19:38 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Beave Meister

Next year’s Best Picture:

“Travon”


27 posted on 03/06/2014 6:27:17 PM PST by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Beave Meister

It was ordained to honor another white-guilt-trip movie to win this year.

Can’t wait to see a movie based on a non-black family torn apart by a brutal death at the hands of a black flash mob or “knockout” game.

When’s that drama coming to the screen?


28 posted on 03/06/2014 6:30:34 PM PST by laweeks
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To: Beave Meister

Next year it will be back to gays again. And Ellen will lead them to the water...


29 posted on 03/06/2014 6:31:15 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Beave Meister

bump


30 posted on 03/06/2014 6:31:51 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: Beave Meister

Hey, hundreds of members of our congress (if not every one of them) never read the multi-thousand page Obamacare crap, yet they voted for it. Is anybody surprised?


31 posted on 03/06/2014 6:32:09 PM PST by laweeks
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To: laweeks

right,next year the winner will be based soley on the name of the film. (kinda like what i predicted in a few replies back).we could star wars part 7,forrest gump part 3,jaws part 17,the excorsist part 9,and “Revenge For Slavery”..so who will win?


32 posted on 03/06/2014 6:43:46 PM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Beave Meister
Gee, Political Correctness may have been the reason 12 Years a Slave won the Oscar for Best Picture.....

I have no intention of seeing the movie, but as soon as I heard about the Oscar award thing, PC was the very first thing that entered my mind. If it had not won, would they claim racism? I would say the chances of that would be better than even. I hate racists.

33 posted on 03/06/2014 6:52:13 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Beave Meister
Gee, Political Correctness may have been the reason 12 Years a Slave won the Oscar for Best Picture.....

"Political Correctness" has clouded most areas of social interaction in the U.S., indeed in the entire Western world, for decades now.

Exactly as the Nobel peace Prize being awarded to Yassir Arafat (at any time,) and Buraq Hussein Obama (after being in "office" as president, for a whole month!)

34 posted on 03/06/2014 6:57:59 PM PST by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Where is the Black Academy of FIlm anyway?


35 posted on 03/06/2014 7:01:54 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: Beave Meister
Wait! Is this about the "Oscars" or about the "Nobel Peace Prize"?????

Doesn't really matter, does it?

FMCDH(BITS)

36 posted on 03/06/2014 7:02:25 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Obama won the Nobel Peace Prise without doing anything.

He also won the presidency without doing anything to earn it.


37 posted on 03/06/2014 7:19:09 PM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: Beave Meister

They were the designated Affirmative Action voters this year.


38 posted on 03/06/2014 7:27:20 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Beave Meister

Four years from now, when the “first” Obama movie is made, it will automatically earn the Oscar for best movie. Two years later, when Obama “part deux” is made, it will get a second Oscar for best movie.

When the movie about Osama bin Laden is made, it will be about how he was so misunderstood, and it too will get an Oscar from the politically correct dimwits in Hollywood.

A film about one of our founding fathers, or about Jesus Christ, won’t even be nominated for an Oscar.

Perhaps it’s time to establish a competitor to the Oscar, and it could be called, the “Reagan”, because, he was a movie star, and a president who believed in what America stands for, and didn’t go along with the politically correct BS.


39 posted on 03/06/2014 7:34:41 PM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: Beave Meister
Before the Oscars, I knew that the slavery movie and the aids movie would win the big ones.

And I didn't see either one of the movies.

40 posted on 03/06/2014 7:37:55 PM PST by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: Dagnabitt
Next year’s Best Picture: “Travon”

They'll need young Sylvester Stallone-type to play the white supremacist Zimmerman, armed to the teeth and itching to murder a black choir boy.

41 posted on 03/06/2014 7:38:37 PM PST by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: Beave Meister

If you didn’t vote for it, you were a racist.


42 posted on 03/06/2014 7:51:21 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“Best Film that Capitalizes on White Guilt Film”

Remember “42” with Harrison Ford? It was from start to finish how whitey is the raceest’ one.


43 posted on 03/06/2014 7:59:27 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Beave Meister
What?!? RUSH WAS RIGHT?!?!??

You don't say.

44 posted on 03/06/2014 8:50:26 PM PST by houeto (We intend to liberate Democrats from the dreaded Job-Lock this November!)
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