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Posted on 01/21/2016 2:47:21 PM PST by Kaslin
The Hollywood liberals who give Academy Awards to their friends got called out for their lack of diversity this week.
It seems this year the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences couldn't find a single actor of color worthy of an Oscar nomination for a lead or supporting role.
Its 6,000-odd members went 0 for 20 in their search. For the second straight year.
Have Denzel Washington, Jamie Foxx, Will Smith, Morgan Freeman, Don Cheadle, Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding Jr., Djimon Hounsou, Forest Whitaker, Octavia Spencer, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, Halle Berry and Queen Latifah taken the last two years off?
Spike Lee said because black actors were snubbed again he was boycotting the Academy Awards gala next month.
He's been supported by Jada Pinkett Smith, who is understandably miffed that her husband Will wasn't honored for his role in "Concussion."
And Snoop Dog, leftie documentary-maker Michael Moore and a few others who don't care if they ever eat lunch in Beverly Hills again are joining the boycott of the White Actors Matter Awards.
Being accused of insufficient diversity by black artists couldn't have happened to a rottener bunch of liberal hypocrites.
Hollywood is the most liberal town on the planet. The left controls it and tries to make every anti-American, anti-conservative, anti-business movie it can.
Black actors love Hollywood - or they did until they started to notice that its creative community shows its true colors when it comes time to hand out best-actor awards.
Since Sidney Poitier won in 1963 for "Lilies of the Field," only Denzel Washington, Jamie Foxx and Forest Whitaker have won for best actor.
Halle Berry's Oscar in 2001 for "Monster's Ball" remains the first and only time a black won for best actress.
Maybe Spike Lee and his celebrity allies have finally learned how liberals work.
Maybe they've figured out what millions of ordinary blacks around the country need to start figuring out about the Democrat Party.
The liberal left in Washington pretends to support blacks, but they only use them to get reelected or maintain power. The rest of the time they take them for granted.
Hollywood liberals do the same thing. They usually use black actors to prove how liberal they are.
That's why a movie like "12 Years a Slave" gets made and why it won so big at the Oscars in 2014 -- it was a political twofer.
It proved how liberal Hollywood was, plus it showed how rotten and racist America was.
"The Butler" delivered the same message. Then, for good measure, it unfairly made my father out to be a racist. It was so awful it was snubbed by the Academy.
Some say blacks are shortchanged at Oscar time because the voting Academy is not as diverse as the acting academy. An L.A. Times story reported that Academy members are 94 percent white, 77 percent male and 2 percent black.
That's pathetic, and it's good that the Academy has been shamed by this year's all-white nominations into promising to fix that imbalance.
But Spike Lee says it's not the Academy that's the problem. It's the whole film industry.
He says there aren't enough good movies about blacks or for black actors because there aren't any black executives at the studios who can make the decision to green light them.
To fix that injustice, Lee has basically called for an affirmative-action plan for the movie business. He wants someone to force Hollywood to meet a quota of minority films.
It's a lousy idea that will never happen, but maybe it should.
A quota wouldn't produce more Oscars for black actors. But it'd be a lot of fun to see how Hollywood liberals like being forced to abide by one of the bad laws they think everyone else in America should be forced to follow.
I can see both sides of this, oddly enough:
1. Old white liberals are the most racist people I’ve ever met. And that is the Oscar jury. So the theory is plausible.
2. On the other side, the movies with black main characters in them last year pretty well sucked.
Forget the Oscars, how about the Nobel prizes?
Shouldn’t we award those based on race, and not genius/merit?
So, from now on we should give awards on the basis of skin color, and not the content of the characters?......................
Well, they do have their own magazine...........
Liberals vs Liberals
Pass the popcorn.
People seriously overestimate the politics of AMPAS. Most Best Picture winners are fairly conservative.
I had written a really caustic post but on further review, it was not something I wanted a jury to see.
I’ll let all of you share your sentiments.
Same goes for the movies with white main characters.
Then you have a guy like Tyler Perry, who probably doesn’t give a fig what the Academy thinks of his movies, and every movie he makes makes a ton of money.
Maybe if there was some good films made by blacks or had black actors. Several films that had white leading actors were replaced by black actors totally bombed. Let’s see a remake of Gone With The Wind starring a black actor and see how it does or any big name film. Rear Window, From Whom The Bell Tolls, Citizen Kane (starring Morgan Freeman?) Here you go - Casablanca. The list goes on.
Hollywood is the purveyor of America’s culture of liquid manure.
Jews of the previous century thought Berlin was the New Jerusalem. Modern Jews believe L.A./Hollywood is the new Jerusalem.
The Chinese may make good on their threats.
Hello, Slick Willey.
I’m shocked that ‘Inside Out’ wasn’t nominated for Best Picture. I’m pretty sure it was better than most of the stuff that was.
FWIW, I virtually never watch modern movies, so I have no idea if some black actors or black movie-makers are being unfairly snubbed. That's beside the point.
But to accuse Hollyweird libs of racism because they haven't nominated x amount of people of a certain color for awards is as barmy as criticizing conservatives for not having enough black constituents.
Wouldn't you need to rename it "Casanegra"?
I would say that since the 1970s, blacks have been on par or even better than their white counterparts in some movies. With blacks getting leading-man parts and getting paid over $20 million a movie.
You might. Remember the remake of “Annie” with that black cast? How well did it do? Then “Wild Wild West” with Will Smith? Then too, McHales Navy with a black Ensign Carter. Then there was that made for TV show about the Wizard of Oz with an all black cast; wonder how well that did?
100% sick of this story.
Meh. The idea that there could ever be a “best movie” or “best actor” or “best song” for that matter is just plain ignorant. These are entirely subjective opinions. Myself, I thought that “Team America” was the best movie the year it came out. A lot of people would disagree. So what? This entire slanging match about the Oscars is meaningless.
A lot of actors put a lot of stock in the Oscars. However if you’ve ever met actors you’d know that far too many are, well to use an overused word, stupid. Far too many are illiterate and couldn’t even comprehend a newspaper or a People magazine. In the world of Hollywood someone like Alec Baldwin is an intellectual. Really, he is. I think he read a book or two once.
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