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  • Barack and Michelle Obama Get Oscar Nomination for Being The Obamas

    01/14/2020 7:35:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/14/2020 | Matt Margolis
    Barack Obama had something to celebrate today because the Netflix documentary he and wife Michelle produced, "American Factory," was predictably nominated for an Oscar for best documentary.“Glad to see American Factory’s Oscar nod for Best Documentary,” Obama tweeted. "It’s the kind of story we don’t see often enough and it’s exactly what Michelle and I hope to achieve with Higher Ground." Higher Ground is the name of the Obamas' production company. Last year they were accused of "deplorable behavior" over a trademark dispute over the name of the company."Congrats to the incredible filmmakers and entire team!” Obama added. Glad...
  • Academy Awards Barely Escape a Reprise of #OscarsSoWhite

    01/13/2020 8:35:19 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    Variety ^ | January 13, 2019 | Adam B. Vary
    Until Issa Rae and John Cho announced “Harriet” star Cynthia Erivo as a nominee for best actress for the 92nd Academy Awards, it was looking increasingly likely that the Oscars were heading for a repeat of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy that drove the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences four years ago to aggressively begin diversifying its membership. Instead, Erivo saved the Academy from the embarrassment of yet another slate of all-white acting nominees — but just barely. This year’s Oscar nominations for acting still managed to shut out a wealth of highly regarded performances by actors of color who...
  • Trump Rips ‘Stupid’ Hollywood Elites: The Oscars ‘Failed’ Because ‘They Came After Us’

    10/18/2019 8:25:52 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 17, 2019 | HANNAH BLEAU
    [snip] “But look at all those cameras. That’s like the Academy Awards used to be before it failed. You know why it failed? You know why it failed?” Trump asked his supporters. “Because they came after us. That’s why it failed. It failed because they had stupid people saying horrible things about us. Stupid, stupid people,” Trump continued, noting that their ratings have “dropped like a rock” — something he loves seeing. “They are stupid people, and their ratings have dropped like a rock and I love seeing it, I’m telling you. Love it,” Trump said. “But no matter how...
  • Roman Polanski Sues Film Academy to Be Reinstated

    04/19/2019 1:10:02 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 15 replies
    Variety ^ | April 19, 2019 | MATT DONNELLY and BRENT LANG
    Film director Roman Polanski is suing the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, demanding reinstatement to the storied organization after he was expelled last May. The suit, filed in the state of California, says AMPAS did not follow proper protocol in dismissing him nearly a year ago. The Academy did so “in accordance with the organization’s Standards of Conduct,” they said at the time, adding their leadership expected members to “uphold the Academy’s values of respect for human dignity.” Polanski’s suit says the Academy’s expulsion decision “is not supported by findings, and the Academy’s findings are not supported by...
  • The 2019 Oscars got (slightly) better ratings without a host (Second Lowest Rated of all time)

    02/25/2019 4:07:52 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    AV Club ^ | February 25, 2019 | Shannon Miller
    When the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences decided to end the relentless parade of host-related Oscars drama by simply doing the show without one, there were concerns as to whether or not the choice would negatively impact the ratings. As it turns out, the absence of a central person to spout toothless jokes and bother the audience actually might have played a part in this year’s ratings boost. The 91st Annual Academy Awards garnered a 7.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 29.6 million viewers this past Sunday. To compare: Last year’s show only saw a 6.8 rating and...
  • What You Did Not Miss At The Oscars

    02/25/2019 7:58:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 02/25/2019 | Bruce Bawer
    Who watches the Academy Awards anymore? Movies are worse than ever. TV is better than ever. Who wants to go to a movie theater nowadays and worry about picking up bedbugs from the seats, having a rat scurry up your leg in the dark, or getting into a fracas with some psycho over the armrest? I haven’t seen any of the films nominated for an Oscar this year, and didn’t even realize the Oscars were being televised last night until a couple of hours before the show came on. But I watched it anyway. Not because I cared who...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday-Monday 2/24-2/25/2019

    02/25/2019 3:56:29 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/24/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    In what could be interpreted as Turkish reaction to President Trump's decision to keep US troops in Syria after saying they would be withdrawn back in December, the Turkish Interior Minister says his government will reveal the links between Kurdish groups considered terrorists by Turkeu and American generals..... Hundreds of suspected Islamic State fighters have been turned over to Iraqi authorities by Kurdish forces operating in eastern Syria...... President Trump tweeted Sunday evening that sufficient progress has been made in trade talks with China to delay tariff increases.... The talks between Afghanistan's Taliban and the United States resumed today in...
  • The Oscars stage this year strongly resembles Donald Trump’s hair

    02/24/2019 9:02:36 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 24, 2019 | Chris Perez
    Once you’ve seen it, you can’t unsee it. Social media users are convinced that the Oscars stage was inspired this year by President Trump’s hair. “I can’t be the only one saying this,” wrote Tom Piechura on Twitter. “Anyone else seeing President Trumps hair in the 2019 Oscars stage?” another person asked. “Maybe it is a tribute,” a third user said. The set — which was created by Tony-nominated Broadway production designer David Korins, of “Hamilton” — was supposed to represent “inclusion and humanity, femininity and beauty,” but all anyone seemed to think about was Trump’s pompadour.
  • Menstruation Finally Gets the Attention It Deserves at the Oscars

    02/24/2019 7:55:20 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 71 replies
    Vulture ^ | February 24, 2019 | Katie Rothstein
    Well, well, well, it appears the hostless Oscars came to play. The 2019 ceremony just delivered what could be an Academy Awards first: An acceptance speech dedicated to none other than menstrual periods! Period. End of Sentence. just won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short. “I’m not crying because I’m on my period, or anything,” said director Rayka Zehtabchi. “I can’t believe a film about menstruation just won an Oscar,” she continued. Zehtabchi (who is 25!!) shared the stage with producer Melissa Berton and the rest of the Period team. Period tells the story of women in rural India fighting...
  • QUEEN To Perform At The Academy Awards This Sunday (Without Freddie Mercury of course )

    02/21/2019 8:46:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Metal Injection ^ | 02/21/2019 | BY GREG KENNELTY
    Queen has really been keeping in the spotlight over the past year. The band's Bohemian Rhapsody film is currently the highest-grossing music biopic of all time, the film is up for five Oscars at the coming Academy Awards, and the band is back out on the road touring in support of the film.So it should come as no surprise that Queen + Adam Lambert has been announced as a musical act for the 91st Academy Awards coming up this Sunday, February 24.Bohemian Rhapsody is up for the Oscar for Best Picture, as well as Rami Malek for Best Actor...
  • Oscar nominations: ‘Roma,’ ‘Cold War’ lead a bracing foreign invasion

    01/26/2019 12:07:35 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 21 replies
    Richmond Times ^ | Jan 23, 2019 | Justin Chang
    “Roma” was just one of many foreign-language films to figure prominently in the academy’s main categories this year, a trend that may just as well stem from its recent and ongoing push to diversify its ranks. While Cuaron received a director nomination as expected, for example, he was joined by Pawel Pawlikowski for another black-and-white picture, the moody Polish romance “Cold War.” (Pawlikowski previously directed “Ida,” which won the Oscar for foreign-language film in 2015.) 2019 the first time two entirely non-English-language films have earned directing nominations since 1976, when Ingmar Bergman (“Face to Face”) and Lina Wertmüller (“Seven Beauties”)...
  • The Message of the Oscar Nominations: You’d Better Have a Social Message

    01/22/2019 3:53:06 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    Variety ^ | January 21, 2019 | Owen Gleiberman
    Each year at the Left Coast crack of dawn, when the Oscar nominations are announced, there’s generally at least one major nomination many pundits were predicting that fails to materialize. When that happens, entertainment media tends to rise up as one and say the s-word: snub. In truth, it’s not usually a snub; it’s just somebody getting passed over for other nominees who were loved a little more than the conventional wisdom realized. That’s why the chatter about it tends to get worn out by the end of the day. But when the nominations were announced this morning, and it...
  • 'Women of the GULAG' shortlisted for Oscar nomination. Why isn't Russian film industry happy?

    01/21/2019 2:41:08 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 27 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Jan 21, 2019
    On Jan. 22, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Academy will announce the five short documentary films up for the Oscar. Among the shortlisted films is the documentary “Women of the Gulag” by Russian-American director, Marianna Yarovskaya. It is the first time in the 91 years of the Oscar’s history that a woman director from Russia is so close to getting such prestigious award. Yarovskaya´s documentary film centers on the memories of six remarkable women survivors of the Gulag. Now in their eighties and nineties, they were sentenced to Soviet forced labor camps during the Stalin era. But...
  • New York Post Op-Ed Proposes James Woods Should Host Oscars

    01/07/2019 10:20:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/07/2019 | Stephen Kruiser
    Jon Levine -- the media editor for the entertainment site The Wrap -- has penned an opinion piece for The New York Post that's sure to get him a glare or two at the office on Monday.Levine suggests that conservative actor James Woods might just be what the Academy Awards needs to inject some life into the show's ever-dwindling viewership. With the 2019 Golden Globe Awards now upon us, only one thing is for sure: Not a lot of people are going to watch. Ratings for the event last year fell 5 percent from their 2017 numbers and have fallen three...
  • Forget Kevin Hart — why actor James Woods would be the perfect Oscars host

    01/06/2019 7:35:02 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 5, 2019 | Jon Levine
    With the 2019 Golden Globe Awards now upon us, only one thing is for sure: Not a lot of people are going to watch. Ratings for the event last year fell 5 percent from their 2017 numbers and have fallen three out of the last four years. Oscars and Emmys? Even worse, with the 2018 shows declining 20 percent and 10 percent respectively from their 2017 ratings numbers. Reversing this moribund picture calls for more than just tinkering along the edges. How can the creative class convince millions of Americans who have tuned out to give them a second chance?...
  • Kevin Hart Confirmed to Host 91st Oscars

    12/04/2018 5:40:30 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 4, 2018 | Scott Feinberg, Borys Kit
    Kevin Host is officially set to host the 91st Academy Awards ceremony. "I will be sure to make this years Oscars a special one," the comedian wrote Tuesday afternoon in an Instagram post, adding, "now it's time to rise to the occasion." The star is emceeing the event for the first time. First-time producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss will oversee the show, with Gigliotti serving as producer and Weiss on hand as co-producer and director. Earlier on Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter reported that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had held talks with the comedian about hosting...
  • Roman Polanski threatens lawsuit against motion picture academy over expulsion

    05/09/2018 7:12:52 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 8, 2018 | Josh Rottenberg
    Just days after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted to expel Roman Polanski from its ranks, the director's attorney sent a letter to the organization Tuesday morning, arguing the move was unlawful and threatening to take legal action if Polanski is not granted a hearing. In his letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Times, Polanski's attorney, Harland Braun, said the academy had failed to follow both its own rules and California law in denying the Oscar-winning director a chance to present his own case. "We are not here contesting the merits of the expulsion...
  • Motion picture academy president John Bailey cleared after investigation of sexual harassment claim

    03/28/2018 7:47:25 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 28, 2018 | Josh Rottenberg
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday evening that it was clearing its president, John Bailey, of any wrongdoing after an investigation into an allegation of sexual harassment against him. On March 13, the academy had received a claim that the 75-year-old veteran cinematographer, who was elected to lead the organization in August, had attempted to inappropriately touch a woman while riding in a transportation van on a movie set more than a decade ago. (Early reports had suggested there were multiple allegations against Bailey, but the academy noted that there was only one.) But after an...
  • ABC Correspondent is HIV Positive, Says Peers Warned: ‘Don’t, It’ll Ruin You’

    03/25/2018 8:24:05 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 69 replies
    The Wrap.com ^ | 3/25/2018 | Matt Donnelly
    Karl Schmid, an on-camera reporter for ABC’s Los Angeles affiliate, came out as HIV positive on Friday night in a powerful Facebook post about stigma and acceptance. The 37-year-old Australian import covers human interest stories and Hollywood on ABC7, reporting from events like the Academy Awards and the annual Vanity Fair Oscar party. After a decade living with HIV, Schmid said he came forward despite numerous industry peers urging him to stay quiet. “For 10 years I’ve struggled with ‘do I or don’t I?’ For ten years the stigma and industry professionals have said, ‘don’t! It’ll ruin you,”’ wrote Schmid....
  • Oscar Ratings & ‘Red Sparrow’ Sunk By Hollywood’s Liberal Trump Bashers?

    03/08/2018 8:30:06 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 66 replies
    Deadline ^ | March 8, 2018 | Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr.
    FLEMING: Why were the Oscar ratings down 19% to the smallest viewership level of all time? I found it a most satisfying show. Jimmy Kimmel and producers Mike De Luca and Jennifer Todd did a fine job all the way to the finish line this time, owning last year’s gaffe and ensuring it didn’t happen with foolproof 100-point type on each envelope. Kimmel was hilarious; the film montages and special presenters infused the 90th Oscars with a sense of film history. Compared to the men-are-bad funereal atmosphere of the Golden Globes, this show was fun but still managed graceful moments...