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  • Oscars snub Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth sequel

    01/24/2018 10:39:41 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 1/24/2018 | rick moran
    Is climate change losing its luster as an issue for the Hollywood left? Or have so many "Inconvenient Truths" about global warming been debunked that it has forced Hollywood into an embarrassed silence? The sequel to Al Gore's 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth released in 2017 and titled An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, failed to pick up a single Oscar nomination. The 2006 film won "Best Documentary" and "Best Song."
  • 2018 Oscar Nominations: ‘The Shape of Water’ Leads the Race (Only for those interested)

    01/23/2018 10:18:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/23/2018 | Brooks Barnes
    “The Shape of Water” received 13 Oscar nominations on Tuesday morning. The 90th Academy Awards will be held on March 4. • “Dunkirk,” which got eight nominations, and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” which received seven, also emerged as strong contenders. • Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman, Saoirse Ronan and Daniel Kaluuya were among the acting nominees. • Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”) and Jordan Peele (“Get Out”) were each nominated for best director and best original screenplay. Oscar voters tilted toward a new Hollywood era on Tuesday, giving first-time nominations to at least 35 people, inviting Netflix into the club, recognizing...
  • The Shape Of Water sweeps the board with 13 Academy Award nominations...[tr]

    01/23/2018 7:45:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 23, 2018 | Becky Freeth
    The Shape Of Water, Dunkirk and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri received the most nods as the announcements for the Academy Awards nominations 2018 were made in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning. Christopher Plummer, 88, the actor who replaced disgraced Kevin Spacey at the very last minute, has received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his part in All The Money In The World. Other shock names included, musician Mary J. Blige who received her first Oscar nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category, and Octavia Spencer who became the first black actress to receive multiple-nominations at the 90th annual...
  • Angelina Jolie, Loung Ung Talk ‘First They Killed My Father’ And Honoring Cambodian History

    01/07/2018 3:37:52 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 25 replies
    Written by Jolie and Ung, First They Killed My Father is Cambodia’s official entry for this year’s Academy Awards Foreign Language Film race. Jolie, who has dual citizenship in America and Cambodia, was selected by the government to represent the Southeast Asian country — which is remarkable considering she is a Western woman. The Netflix film is about Cambodian author and human rights activist Ung’s life under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge, the name given to the followers of the Communist Party of Kampuchea in Cambodia. The film is the adaptation of Ung’s memoir about surviving the deadly...
  • Mira Sorvino Thanks Dad Paul for Having Her Back

    01/04/2018 10:17:12 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 4, 2018 | Jessica Sager
    SNIP Paul Sorvino threatens to kill Harvey Weinstein Paul Sorvino threatens to kill Harvey Weinstein “My love for my father has only continued to grow since this moment,” Mira, 50, tweeted in reply to a video of her 1996 Oscar acceptance speech in which she thanked Paul, 78, profusely. “All the love in my heart! He is the most loving father, the most brilliant actor, the most beautiful operatic tenor, the most talented visual artist- the wisest and most human advice giver, & best Grandpa ever!!” SNIP “I can’t say for certain if [my career] was impacted — there are...
  • Let’s just cancel the Oscars

    11/18/2017 9:16:58 AM PST · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 18, 2017 | Kyle Smith
    Hollywood is in a tizzy about what to do about next year’s Oscars. If the ceremony goes on as planned, everything about it is going to remind us of the Pervnado that has left Tinseltown reeling... The next Academy Awards needs a big, bold statement. A true Hollywood ending to rescue them all. And one obvious solution presents itself: It’s time to cancel the Oscars... Instead of holding the Oscars, Hollywood should declare March 4, 2018, a day of atonement and announce that every guilty person in the industry, including every perverted male filmmaker preying on women and potted plants,...
  • Hollywood? It’s finished, claims Oscar-winning director who fled to New York

    10/23/2017 12:31:57 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 21, 2017 | Vanessa Thorpe
    A change of the old order in Hollywood is long overdue, according to Paul Haggis, the Oscar-winning film-maker behind the hit films Crash and Million Dollar Baby. The Canadian screenwriter and director said many of the established rules of big-budget showbusiness should be re-examined in the light of falling box-office receipts and the recent scandalous claims and revelations about the enduring influence of the casting couch. “Los Angeles is a town run by a group of powerful corporations, the studios, and they inevitably want to make what they know they can sell. This means they often lag a few years...
  • Jimmy Kimmel Expertly Trolls Donald Trump During Oscars, Tweeting ‘U Up?’

    02/26/2017 9:30:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 26, 2017 | Bill Bradley
    For a show that started out with a song from “Trolls,” we should’ve known this was coming. While hosting the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday, Jimmy Kimmel took trolling to the next level, tweeting at President Donald Trump during the show. Slightly miffed that Trump hadn’t yet tweeted about the show at roughly the halfway mark — despite Kimmel’s repeated shots at the new president — the host took the initiative and tweeted at Trump, “u up?”(continued)
  • Annie Hall and Julia Win Writing Awards: 1978 Oscars Oscars (Paddy Chayefsky Lambasts "Personal Pol

    02/26/2017 8:40:16 PM PST · by Sontagged · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 19, 2013 | Oscars
    <p>Paddy Chayefsky presents the Oscars for Writing (Original Story and Screenplay) to Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman for Annie Hall and for Writing (Screenplay Adapted from Other Material) to Alvin Sargent for Julia, at the 50th Academy Awards. Hosted by Bob Hope.</p>
  • Oscar Awards Live Thread

    02/26/2017 6:38:57 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 392 replies
    2/26/17 | Self
    A member of my family has Oscars on... That's why I am watching some parts of the show...If I had my way, I would watch something else... Mel Gibson's film won sounds effects award...
  • Screw The Affirmative Action Academy Awards

    02/25/2017 4:19:58 PM PST · by cvolkay · 22 replies ^ | January 25, 2017 | Chris Volkay
    (SCREW THE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION ACADEMY AWARDS) As the Affirmative Action awards are tomorrow night, just another reminder to boycott that trash. The 2017 Academy Award nominations were just announced. Boy oh boy ain't ya just tickled to death? According to reports (not wasting my time with it) 7 of the 20 acting slots were given (and I do mean "given") to non-white actors. Oh joy, how wonderful let's punish those horrible whiteys. The weak, feckless Hollywood liberal crowd, true to their word of last year, rained down 7 nominations to the whiners and crybabies that blubbered last year that there...
  • RANKED: The 10 worst movies to win the best picture Oscar — and what should have won

    02/05/2017 12:02:40 PM PST · by EveningStar · 177 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 2, 2017 | Jason Guerrasio
    Winning the best picture Oscar doesn't just signal that a movie is regarded by Hollywood as the top achievement in the medium for the year; it can help cement a movie's status, with past winners that have gone on to become classics like "The Godfather," "Lawrence of Arabia," and "On the Waterfront." But the Academy voters don't always get it right. Tucked away in the 88 years of Oscar ceremonies are best picture winners that quickly vanished from the zeitgeist, never to be heard from again. That's often because they weren't as good as originally thought. It's probably too early...
  • Variety Writer Calls for Protests at Oscars: ‘Our Very Perception of Reality is Up For Grabs’

    02/01/2017 6:15:17 PM PST · by drewh · 64 replies
    CNS News ^ | | February 1, 2017 | 11:21 EST | By Mark Judge
    Variety movie critic Owen Gleiberman is calling for Hollywood to protest President Donald Trump during the Academy Awards ceremony on February 26 in Los Angeles. In an op-ed published January 30, Gleiberman writes that “given the presidential actions of the last week alone, we suddenly seem to be living in an America where every dimension of our political process, our freedom, our very perception of reality is up for grabs.” Gleibermann concedes that in recent years “Oscar-night advocacy has become, more often than not, a breed of self-abrogating kitsch…conforming to what I’m tempted to call the Susan Sarandon Principle: The...
  • Screw The Affirmative Action Academy Awards

    01/25/2017 1:29:41 PM PST · by cvolkay · 29 replies ^ | 01/25/2017 | Chris Volkay
    Well, the 2017 Academy award nominations were just released. According to a report, (I'm not wasting my time with it) 7
  • Paddy Chayefsky and Politics at the Oscars AWESOME! (1978)

    01/12/2017 11:31:17 AM PST · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 22, 2015 | Uploaded by MrRhoman952
    Paddy Chayefsky and Politics at the Oscars AWESOME!
  • Academy says 'gender fluid' actor can be nominated in both male and female categories

    12/10/2016 7:44:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/10/2016 | Rick Moran
    The Actors Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has determined that a woman born as a man can be nominated in both male and female categories. Sigh. The Wrap: Kelly Mantle, a gender-fluid performer who was a contestant on the sixth season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” has made Oscar history as the first potential nominee eligible in both male and female categories, TheWrap has learned. Mantle plays a transgender prostitute in “Confessions of a Womanizer,” a Miguel Ali indie from Harbor House Films starring Andrew Lawrence and Gary Busey. The film’s producers ran into a...
  • 'This is some real Hollywood bull****': Tina Fey says she was annoyed with all of the lecturing...

    03/03/2016 3:08:43 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Thursday, March 3, 2016 | Ashley Collman
    <p>Three hours of lecturing is not what Tina Fey signed up for when she attended the Oscars on Sunday.</p> <p>In an interview with Howard Stern on Tuesday, the Whiskey Tango Foxtrot star, 45, said she was annoyed with all of the speeches on social issues during the three-hour ceremony.</p>
  • ‘God Bless America, But Not These Monkeys’: Hollywood Producer Posts Racist Oscars Tantrum

    03/01/2016 12:05:38 PM PST · by drewh · 26 replies
    The Raw Story ^ | 29 FEB 2016 AT 17:06 ET | KATIE HALPER
    Juergen Pichler Levine, a producer with over 900,000 Instagram followers, and an obsession with Sylvester Stallone, posted and then deleted a meltdown on Instagram over the overwhelming presence of Black people at Sunday night’s Oscars. Luckily, it was screen grabbed by one of his Instagram followers. The producer, who hails from Austria but lives in Texas– a scary trajectory, to say the least– posted a photo of awards-ceremony host Chris Rock talking to a Black person and went on a racist tear that sounds like it came straight from the mouth of Bruno, the fictional racist, anti-semitic, Austrian fashionsta character...
  • As Oscar Cameo Reaction Proves, Unrepentant Stacey Dash Is Worth Every Penny Fox News Pays Her

    02/29/2016 1:30:41 PM PST · by drewh · 31 replies ^ | | 12:15 pm, February 29th, 2016 | Joe Concha
    If you cover media and particularly cable news long enough, you realize certain on-air folks check off certain boxes. Example: CNN’s Jake Tapper is one of the few hosts out there who checks off the objectivity box. Myopic liberals accuse him of being a secret conservative, myopic conservatives accuse him of cow-towing to liberals. Those with some level of lucidity see Tapper as simply a curious journalist who asks probing questions regardless of political party/alliance of the interviewee. Others who check off this box are Fox’s Chris Wallace and NBC’s Lester Holt. Another box in the broadcast news business is...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Uses Oscar Speech to Urge Action on Climate Change

    02/29/2016 10:00:39 AM PST · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    ClimateWire via Scientific American ^ | February 29, 2016 | Lisa Friedman
    Leonardo DiCaprio used his Oscar acceptance speech last night to declare that climate change "is real" and to blast what he called the "politics of greed." DiCaprio won the Academy Award for best actor for his role in "The Revenant" as a 19th-century frontiersman who is left for dead after being mauled by a bear. He said making "The Revenant" was "about man's relationship with the natural world" and noted that the world in 2015 marked its hottest year on record. The production crew, he said, had to move to the "southern tip of this planet" in order to find...