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There Will Be Blood: Oprah Not Nominated for an Oscar
National Review ^ | 1/16/14

Posted on 01/16/2014 10:36:46 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

When the 2014 Academy Awards nominees were announced early Thursday, all ears were attuned to the expected names. Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong’o, Cate Blanchett, Matthew McConaughey and Bruce Dern given nods in their respective categories? Check.

“Gravity,” “American Hustle” and “12 Years a Slave” dominating nominations for acting, writing, directing and best picture? No big surprises there, and all as it should be.

Then, you cry. No nomination for Robert Redford for his astonishing one-man show in the gripping seafaring thriller “All Is Lost”? Outrage! No Tom Hanks, who delivered such a subtle tour de force in “Captain Phillips”? The nerve! No Oprah Winfrey or Forest Whitaker for their superb performances in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”? Robbed, I tell you, robbed!. . .

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: celebrity; entertainment; film; hollywood; movies; oprah; oscars; race; therwillbeblood
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Hollywood, filled with bigots and racists. They probably didn't think Oprah could afford a new purse for Oscar night.
1 posted on 01/16/2014 10:36:46 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

I haven’t seen “All is Lost” but really want to. I hear from friends that Redford was amazing. They kept saying he was a shoe-in for a nomination.


2 posted on 01/16/2014 10:38:47 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: SoFloFreeper

Oprah should be ‘nominated’ for a knuckle sandwich.... And she should win.


3 posted on 01/16/2014 10:39:58 AM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: SoFloFreeper; oprahstheantichrist

~~~There Will Be Blood: Oprah Not Nominated for an Oscar~~~

A ping seems appropriate


4 posted on 01/16/2014 10:41:48 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: SoFloFreeper

5 posted on 01/16/2014 10:42:46 AM PST by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Maybe Hollywood is not so bad.


6 posted on 01/16/2014 10:43:24 AM PST by forgotten man
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To: SoFloFreeper
Oprah should learn to choose her friends more wisely..I think everyone is getting tired of the in your face with her best friends.Barack and Michelle..The Hollyweird are getting wise to the free loaders. I think anyway..
7 posted on 01/16/2014 10:44:48 AM PST by PLD
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To: SoFloFreeper

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-CFEPBWI78

There should be an award for Oprah and the Yelling Goat...


8 posted on 01/16/2014 10:46:16 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: SoFloFreeper
Saw Oprah once years ago and saw no talent ,just a crying cow. Now Queen Letiva...there is some talent.
9 posted on 01/16/2014 10:46:59 AM PST by jetson (THE)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yeah, it must really suck to be her. Maybe she should just start her OWN award (get it?) and make herself the first winner.

Or hell, just hold out for a Nobel.


10 posted on 01/16/2014 10:47:44 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I have never watched a celebrity award show. Why people get caught up in these, I’ll never know.

There is no need to fawn over a large group of people who would otherwise wish you to be interned in an “education camp”.


11 posted on 01/16/2014 10:48:40 AM PST by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Saw Oprah once years ago and saw no talent ,just a crying cow. Now Queen Letiva...there is some talent.


12 posted on 01/16/2014 10:49:09 AM PST by jetson (THE)
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To: SoFloFreeper

13 posted on 01/16/2014 10:49:29 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: F15Eagle

But let’s all remember....Barry has a pen and a phone and can do anything! This isn’t over.


14 posted on 01/16/2014 10:50:21 AM PST by freebird5850 (The only good thing about Barry getting re-elected is now we get to see him fall from a higher place)
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To: PLD

Oprah Windbag’s other recent performances (saying that lots of old white people need to just die so racism can end, and the whole B.S. incident in Sweden with the shop girl not showing her the expensive purse) might have had a lot to do with this too.


15 posted on 01/16/2014 10:50:30 AM 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: SoFloFreeper
Remember that story from a few years ago, when Barbra Streisand said she didn't want Oprah attending one of her parties because she (Barbra) knew Oprah wouldn't stop bugging her "to be on her stupid TV network."

I can't remember if the party in question was to be held at Barbra's house, or if she had told someone who invited her to a party that she wouldn't show up if Oprah was there.

16 posted on 01/16/2014 10:55:20 AM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Snickering Hound

Perhaps the goat should be nominated...


17 posted on 01/16/2014 10:55:59 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: LostInBayport
I never did hear about the old people remark as far as that one goes the HollyweirD they do however care about material things so that could be the one.

Oprah is a no talent black woman that should stick to her talk shows..like a lot of these so called black actors with no talent they get jobs because they are black..and pets to the producers and directors..Just like the queers all actress have to have a queer BFF as a pet it makes them with the in crowd..

18 posted on 01/16/2014 10:58:00 AM PST by PLD
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To: SoFloFreeper

Opie suffers yet another attack of “American racism” from the “typical” white crackers. Poor Opie. Maybe a shopping trip to the mall would make her feel better.


19 posted on 01/16/2014 10:59:21 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where are Holder's "po folks" getting the I.D.s to sign up for ObamaCare?)
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To: LostInBayport

Perhaps with all the praise given to 12 Years A Slave, they couldn’t see nominating Oprah and The Butler? I mean, would two movies about oppression of black people be too much for the awards????


20 posted on 01/16/2014 11:00:05 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: SoFloFreeper

Awwww. Poor Oprah is going to have to come to the realization that the public knows it’s all about her. It always is.


21 posted on 01/16/2014 11:03:02 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Hollywood is rasis. Oprah is supposed to win because she’s black. Just like barry did. If you can’t count on the melanin factor, what can you count on? This is an outrage!


22 posted on 01/16/2014 11:04:10 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: SoFloFreeper

The Hollywood libs are racist. What a surprise...


23 posted on 01/16/2014 11:08:25 AM PST by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: Old Yeller

I’d like it to be known once again, I have not seen any movie nominated this year.


24 posted on 01/16/2014 11:11:06 AM PST by edcoil ( "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." - Blaise Pascal)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I am somewhat involved in the industry and I don’t know one person who expected Oprah to get a nomination, and there will be no blowback from anyone.


25 posted on 01/16/2014 11:13:02 AM PST by sakic
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To: Old Yeller

Yep, there should be a melanin award simply because. Wait, there is affirmative action for that.


26 posted on 01/16/2014 11:15:14 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: SoFloFreeper

Is an academy award a right, or a privilege?


27 posted on 01/16/2014 11:15:51 AM PST by The Public Eye
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To: sakic
I am somewhat involved in the industry and I don’t know one person who expected Oprah to get a nomination, and there will be no blowback from anyone.

Maybe she can demand a Justice Department investigation. Might work.

28 posted on 01/16/2014 11:18:03 AM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

She has no acting talent whatsoever, and imho, is a racist.


29 posted on 01/16/2014 11:19:28 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


30 posted on 01/16/2014 11:45:00 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: Dilbert San Diego
I mean, would two movies about oppression of black people be too much for the awards?

They're probably saving that for next year. There WILL be more films like this.

Remember how there was maybe one animated cutesy film every few years? Now there are lots of them. Too many, in fact.
Hollywood follows the trend as well as the Benjamins.

31 posted on 01/16/2014 11:46:43 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I am somewhat involved in the industry and I don’t know one person who expected Oprah to get a nomination, and there will be no blowback from anyone.


32 posted on 01/16/2014 11:47:26 AM PST by sakic
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To: SoFloFreeper

“12 Years a Slave” will win everything, and the Hollywood crowd will congratulate themselves on how not racist they are.


33 posted on 01/16/2014 11:53:09 AM PST by Hugin
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To: SoFloFreeper

Oprah who?


34 posted on 01/16/2014 11:54:00 AM PST by Wicket (1 Peter 3:15 , Romans 5:5-8)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Want a conspiracy theory?

I’d wager at the Oprah/0bummer/Wookie pow-wow, the big 0bummer donors said to not nominate her because it would help 0bummer advance his causes of racism in the U.S. So, 0prah would take one for the team.

Yep, anything these days is possible.


35 posted on 01/16/2014 12:07:47 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Pajama-boy-in-chief's beatings continue until morale improves.)
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To: jetson

What is she “Queen” of, the gargantuan butts?


36 posted on 01/16/2014 12:08:38 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: lormand

The Oscars are mostly for behind the scenes technical people. Only four of the awards go to actors.


37 posted on 01/16/2014 12:09:26 PM PST by Borges
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To: SoFloFreeper; a fool in paradise

If you wait for others to tell you what’s and who’s good, then you’ll never know, even after they tell you!


38 posted on 01/16/2014 12:13:53 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: LostInBayport

“(saying that lots of old white people need to just die so racism can end”

Foolish since the judges at the Academy are known to be a ‘bunch of old white people.’


39 posted on 01/16/2014 12:32:46 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Wha, wha, wha.

I’ve got friends who literally get riled up when they insist I should see what probably was a very good show.

Sadly, they promoted the horrible racism and human debasing that occurred in the movie as if it were fact and a documentary.

Once they were informed of the many errors and deceit they had bought they resorted to “It’s based on a real life story. Of course it’s not a documentary”

Then you have to insist that it was fairly gratuitous to show a rape and several other grotesque acts that never occurred and the movie is more “CrockUmentary” in its attempt to portray this fellow as someone who endured all these horrible things, rose to some esteemed station in the white house kitchen and this was the epilogue of that life.

Further, that Oprah suddenly had a racist act committed against her and the director went on some idiotic rant, savaging white people for all that is wrong and white folk are the alibi for the black person condition.

Gimme a break and I won’t watch was probably a decent movie for those reasons alone.


40 posted on 01/16/2014 1:03:20 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: SoFloFreeper; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; shove_it; TrueKnightGalahad; ...
Of course Oprah not getting nominated is racist, but I... wonder--

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oprah_Winfrey:

In October 1998, Winfrey produced and starred in the film Beloved, based on Toni Morrison's Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name. To prepare for her role as Sethe, the protagonist and former slave, Winfrey experienced a 24-hour simulation of the experience of slavery, which included being tied up and blindfolded and left alone in the woods. Despite major advertising, including two episodes of her talk show dedicated solely to the film, and moderate to good critical reviews, Beloved opened to poor box-office results, losing approximately $30 million.

Gadzooks! Since Beloved losing money was before The Obamanation got elected... is it or is it not racism in this New World PC Order?

BTW... CLICK on ad or click HERE to go there--

41 posted on 01/16/2014 1:04:38 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: All

I have a friend who has a copy of the first film McConaughey ever made (DAZED AND CONFUSED). He and Ben Affleck signed it. It’s more than likely McConaughey’s first autograph since he signed it in 1992 way before he got anywhere near fame. Affleck had done a few things before but this is basically his first movie, too.

So, if McConaughey wins the Oscar, the script will have the autographs of two Oscar winners, both signed when they were just getting started.

My friend is thinking about putting it on ebay. First of all, should he wait until the Oscars to see if McConaughey wins? And, how much do you guys think he can get for it. A dealer offered him $1,100 a few years back.

He also has the sun glasses the “coach” wore in the film that he would include in the deal.


42 posted on 01/16/2014 1:15:38 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Bender2

24 hours as a “simulated” slave?? ROTFLMMFAO!

Did they also roll her fat arse on flour to locate the wet spot?


43 posted on 01/16/2014 1:19:03 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

These awards are just given to get LoFoVos out there to watch the movies that didn’t make enough money when it was at the box office or that we are supposed to watch for a particular propagandistic message (or both. Usually both.)

Perhaps “The Butler” doesn’t need this becuz perhaps the school districts all around America are being forced to include the movie into the new common core curriculum...


44 posted on 01/16/2014 1:19:25 PM PST by uncitizen (Obama said 'period', but he meant 'asterisk'.)
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To: traderrob6

Big butted bimbo beauty. And she can sing.


45 posted on 01/16/2014 1:19:37 PM PST by jetson (THE)
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To: SoFloFreeper

They’ve designated “12 Years a Slave” as the PC winner.


46 posted on 01/16/2014 1:20:16 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Bender2

These actors make me laugh. They’re always talking about what they did to “get into character” blah, blah, blah. That’s what I liked about Jason Robards. He said “All you have to do is show up on time, know your lines and hit your mark.”


47 posted on 01/16/2014 1:21:40 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Bullish
Oprah should be ‘nominated’ for a knuckle sandwich.... And she should win.

So should that communist runt Redford.......

48 posted on 01/16/2014 1:23:24 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: SoFloFreeper

It’s nothing more than a high school popularity contest, and it appears that oprah ain’t that popular. She’ll have to take comfort in her billions.


49 posted on 01/17/2014 2:03:39 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I have seen none of the best-picture-nominated movies, a first for me.


50 posted on 01/17/2014 2:04:29 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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