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The Politics of the Academy Awards
The American Prowler

Posted on 03/18/2003 9:35:37 PM PST by NorseWood

The American Prowler Reports that the Academy Awards on Sunday night will allow its winners to make political speechs when receiving their awards. Enough is enough, it is time to tell Hollywood that we will not buy their product anymore. Who do they think they are that they think that we want to listen to them pontificate from the stage?


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters
KEYWORDS: academyawards; activistactors; hollywood

1 posted on 03/18/2003 9:35:37 PM PST by NorseWood
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To: NorseWood
Just don't watch the show. I guarantee you this year will have the WORST ratings, especially since they're not going to do the red carpet thing. What the heck is Joan Rivers gonna do?
2 posted on 03/18/2003 9:39:03 PM PST by Hildy
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To: NorseWood
RALLIES FOR AMERICA!
http://saturn.he.net/~danger/freepnet/
3 posted on 03/18/2003 9:42:44 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Hildy
Don't worry, I won't be watching it. I am seriously considering going to Hollywood to join the other Freepers in demonstrating in front of the theater.
4 posted on 03/18/2003 9:44:08 PM PST by NorseWood
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To: Hildy
What the heck is Joan Rivers gonna do?

Vomit bile and venom towards the President for hours, just like all of the other Hollywood leftists will do.

Watch for one bright spot - my one-time dear friend, Renee Zellweger. She'll likely win Best Actress, and I doubt she will say word one that would offend anyone.

5 posted on 03/18/2003 9:48:47 PM PST by Objective Reality
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To: NorseWood
Remeber, with as much as 71% of the nation in support of our troops, this is a huge blunder by the Academy. These people have been running their mouths about this for too long, and the combination of people being sick and tired of hearing about it and anger for their lack of support for their nation could result in a lot of people changing the channel.
6 posted on 03/18/2003 9:49:05 PM PST by Sofa King (-I am Sofa King- tired of liberal BS!)
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To: NorseWood
While Hollywood nitwits bash the war effort out of naked hatred for Bush (and conservatism generally), they seem oblivious to the fact that it is THEY who engender the America-hatred above all else. When asked, people from other countries mostly blame Hollywood movies, pop music videos and Girls Gone Wild advertisements for their low opinion of the USA. Not Bush, Washington D.C., big corporations, Kyoto, CCI, our military, Gulf War One or McDonalds. Clueless wealthy snobs will bash Bush during their sad award ceremony. And miss the point entirely.
7 posted on 03/18/2003 9:56:45 PM PST by moodyskeptic
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To: NorseWood
I'll be there with a number of friends.
8 posted on 03/18/2003 9:59:20 PM PST by Rockitz (After all these years, it's still rocket science.)
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To: moodyskeptic
You are right, the Hollywood crowd is is not even aware. They are so caught up in their own fantacy worlds and ego trips that they have lost touch with reality. They think that they a important to the rest of America. They are not.
9 posted on 03/18/2003 10:04:51 PM PST by NorseWood
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To: Objective Reality
Actually, Joan Rivers is Republican. Actually worked to get Forbes elected. How do you know Zellweger? (You knew I'd ask).
10 posted on 03/18/2003 10:05:28 PM PST by Hildy
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To: Objective Reality
BTW, LOVE the rant in your bio and I totally agree.
11 posted on 03/18/2003 10:06:24 PM PST by Hildy
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To: Objective Reality
Watch for one bright spot - my one-time dear friend, Renee Zellweger. She'll likely win Best Actress, and I doubt she will say word one that would offend anyone.

I don't think that I ever personally met her but probably had some common friends. I remember seeing her hang out regularly in some of the bars I frequented in Houston before and while she was acting in Texas film productions.

12 posted on 03/18/2003 10:11:50 PM PST by weegee (McCarthy was right - Fight the Red Menace)
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To: Hildy
I guarantee you this year will have the WORST ratings, especially since they're not going to do the red carpet thing. What the heck is Joan Rivers gonna do?

They're not?

That was the best part of the whole thing, having to watch the starlets grit their teeth and have to be nice to Joan.

Is E! at least doing the fashion critique? Some of the dresses are so ghastly is fun to sit and watch Joan and Melissa dissect them.
13 posted on 03/18/2003 10:14:50 PM PST by Desdemona
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To: Objective Reality
Watch for one bright spot - my one-time dear friend, Renee Zellweger. She'll likely win Best Actress, and I doubt she will say word one that would offend anyone

For her to not say something political would be so great. I like her a lot in the handful of movies of hers I have seen. (I do expect most award winners to use their 45 seconds to make political statements.)

14 posted on 03/18/2003 10:26:34 PM PST by gg188
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To: Sofa King
I cannot wait to hear the Hollyweirdos spout their venom. Everyone who does this sort of thing pays a price. Let them finally come out of their cowardly closets, like Tom Thumb Daschle. I want to hear their views and I want to see their careers enjoying the same trajectory as a Mosler safe in flight. Hahahaha.
15 posted on 03/18/2003 10:36:48 PM PST by sine_nomine (Protect the weakest of the weak - the unborn.)
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To: Sofa King
You are so right - Dick Morris said it was political suicide to diss a president who has such high public support for the war.
16 posted on 03/18/2003 10:53:16 PM PST by CyberAnt ( -> -> -> Oswego!!)
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To: Objective Reality; weegee; gg188; All
I liked Renee Zellweger too and up until now, she hadn't offered forth any political opinions. However, I'm sorry to say that she has now entered the ranks of the Hollywood Idiots. Unfortunately, I can't find the complete quote, but according to this site...

http://www.marchonhollywood.com/roll_zellweger.shtml

....she said, "Why are we going to war? I'm confused."

I've heard worse out of Hollywood, but I prefer these kind of statements:

"I was raised to keep my political views to myself," said best-actor nominee Nicolas Cage (Adaptation).

Said Queen Latifah, daughter of a Vietnam veteran: "We've got to support our boys and girls over there. On the other hand, we don't want to sit here and cry all day. It might just be the little break a person needs to take their mind off" the fighting.

Asked for his opinion on war with Iraq, Daniel Day-Lewis elicited surprised laughter: "The media is sick and tired of people in my position giving their opinions, yet you ask for my opinion. And then when I give it, you're going to say 'Why doesn't he shut up?' "

I couldn't have put it better myself!
17 posted on 03/18/2003 11:04:32 PM PST by SeenTheLight
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To: SeenTheLight
Yes. She appears to have been assimilated by HOLLOW-WOOD, INC.

PS. Ever notice how these narcissistic elitist freaks contemptously view those in 'fly over country' as stupid, gullible idiots yet have no problem with the propaganda designed to get millions of those stupid, gullible idiots into theaters.

These egomaniacs need attention. They're worshipped (for being good at lying). Yet these frauds know they're unworthy of worship. (Who is?) So, they see you as a moron for worshipping them. Yet, they need the attention. But it's never enough to fill that empty hole (no, not the one in their skulls). Having fan(atic)s is a love/hate relationship. Good for them!

18 posted on 03/19/2003 12:23:31 AM PST by Knuckle Sandwich Combo
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To: NorseWood
bump
19 posted on 03/19/2003 12:37:00 AM PST by Lady Eileen
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To: SeenTheLight
Dating George Clooney must've rubbed off on Renee.
20 posted on 03/19/2003 12:37:28 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Hildy
I met her through mutual friends, when she was living with the boyfriend of hers who later committed suicide. I was an aspiring screenwriter at the time, she an aspiring actress doing Coors commercials and industrial reels. I had recently interviewed Richard Linklater for an issue of Mondo 2000, and knew he was casting for Dazed and Confused, and I came to adore RZ after spending maybe two hours with her, so I put in a huge, huge "good word" for her and even helped her prepare a reading for her first film audition. Linklater actually wanted to cast her in the role for which she had auditioned, but the studio forced a young soap opera starlet on him instead - she wound up in a bit part, but rapidly picked up leading roles in other local productions.

I knew within hours of meeting her that she would both make it in Hollywood, and eventually win the Oscar. Some people are actually magical, and she's one of them. Regretably, I haven't seen or spoken to her in many years - the last contact I had was sending her a bottle of champagne upon her landing the role in Jerry Maguire, although I'm certain that if circumstance brought us together again, we'd pick right back up where we left off in terms of our friendship. I just didn't want to give any impression that I wanted anything from her in a professional sense (I've long-since quit screenwriting), and also, it's difficult to maintain a friendship with a famous and beautiful movie star of the opposite sex, when one is married.

As to her opinion on this war, I can believe the previous citation of a quote asking "why are we going to war? I'm confused," although having known her, I can say that sounds like a diplomatic response to a demanded question. What else could she say? She does want to work again, I'm certain, and I know she had aspirations to write, direct or both - all of which would be fatally threatened by her publicly adopting anything other than the popular (in Hollywood) line, at this point in her career. But if my assessment is correct, I very much doubt she would have offered that without having been asked. If she were actually confused, I have little doubt I could convince her of the rightness of the Bush position in a matter of minutes, although I'd neither expect nor demand she publicly adopt it.

I do firmly believe that if she wins, she won't say a word on the subject, except to maybe close her acceptance speech with "God bless America" (which may or may not draw boos from the Oscar gallery), or something to that effect.

In short, I can't say truthfully that I know her now, only that I have known her well in the past, and believe I know her fundamental character well enough to be able to ascertain some things from a distance.

21 posted on 03/19/2003 6:30:46 AM PST by Objective Reality
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To: NorseWood
I am extremely selective about the films I see and music I listen to; if there is either an actor or musician(whose genre I like) who has either come out in support of the war, our troop and President, or hasn't said anything either way, then I patronize that film, buy the DVD or purchase the CD.

...As much as I enjoyed "Chicago" (prior to Richard Gere spouting off his nonsense) in the theater, I will not be purchasing the DVD, which is a shame since I did enjoy his performance, along with Renee Zellweger's, Catherine Zeta-Jones' and Queen Latifah's.

These people are making the lives of their corporate accountants miserable, with all of the red ink they're seeing from the loss of profits.

...I'll probably tune the Oscars out again this year; should have done that with the Grammys last month.

-Regards, T.
22 posted on 03/19/2003 6:58:12 AM PST by T Lady (.Freed From the Dimocratic Shackles since 1992)
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To: NorseWood
It would be nice if 10,000 people showed up for a support our troops rally right accross the street. What's good for the goose is good for the moose, uh, er gander.
23 posted on 03/19/2003 7:07:27 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: Rockitz
I'll be there with a number of friends.

I hope you have 10,000 friends :)

24 posted on 03/19/2003 7:08:17 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: Gemstone22
I actually do; I watch Turner Classic Movies, as well as scour the video stores for classic DVDs. One of my personal favorites is "Singin' In The Rain" with Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O'Connor.

-Regards, T.
27 posted on 03/19/2003 7:32:31 AM PST by T Lady (.Freed From the Dimocratic Shackles since 1992)
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To: Gemstone22
They knew how to entertain with romance back then, not sex.

I couldn't agree more! And as a consequence, some of those old musicals were much more sexy than anything out there today.

29 posted on 03/19/2003 3:42:11 PM PST by SeenTheLight
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To: Gemstone22
I've obviously found another musicals fan:)

How about Cyd Charisse and Gene Kelly in "Singin' in the Rain" or Cyd Charisse (I'm a fan!) and Fred Astaire (who just got better as he aged) in "Band Wagon?"

31 posted on 03/19/2003 4:09:39 PM PST by SeenTheLight
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To: Gemstone22
I'm not sure if it was MGM or not, but Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Top Hat---the Cheek to Cheek number has to be one of the most romantic moments on screen.
33 posted on 03/19/2003 4:22:43 PM PST by SeenTheLight
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To: Gemstone22
I know what you mean. It is eerily quiet around here. But things are starting to pick up....
35 posted on 03/19/2003 8:11:46 PM PST by SeenTheLight
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