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  • 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
    http://www.volkaysvolcano.com ^ | 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
    www.VolkaysVolcano.com ^ | 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
    Mediaite.com ^ | | 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...
  • Hillary: Whites Must “Practice Humility”

    02/29/2016 7:31:14 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 72 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 2/24/2016 | Staff
    Hillary Clinton’s cynical attempt to pander her way to the Democratic nomination sank to new depths on Monday night. In a Facebook question-and-answer session, the former secretary of state proved that she would stop at nothing to placate black voters. Asked by MTV’s Jamil Smith how she would encourage white voters to pay attention to issues of racial justice, Clinton seemed determined to leave no room for Bernie Sanders to operate. “White Americans need to do a better job of listening when African Americans talk about the seen and unseen barriers that you face every day,” Clinton said. “We need...
  • Chris Rock’s Oscar Monologue Review: Scathing and (Mostly) Effective (Barf Alert!)

    02/29/2016 3:48:19 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 47 replies
    Jamestown Sun ^ | 2/29/2016 | Maureen Ryan
    LOS ANGELES - Despite repeated protests about its lack of diversity over the years, Hollywood does a fine job of engaging in repetitive amnesia about its pervasive and longstanding biases. Chris Rock, in other words, was in a target-rich environment on Sunday, and he didn't waste the opportunity. Rock's scathing and generally well-crafted monologue at Sunday's Academy Awards recalled the episode of "Black-ish" that aired on the same network just a few days ago. Rock's opening minutes were entertaining, but they made an array of serious points. "Is Hollywood racist?" he asked at the mid-point of his withering monologue,...
  • Chris Rock’s schizophrenic Oscar monologue: Slaps Jada Smith, calls Hollywood racist, bashes cops

    02/29/2016 6:36:38 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 51 replies
    Biz PAC ^ | 2/29/2016 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Comedian Chris Rock gave what has to be both the most monotonous and racially-charged Academy Award monologue in its entire history — it was 10 minutes of nothing but one #OscarsSoWhite joke after another. Then for the cherry on top, he shouted out “Black lives matter!” at the end. Rock hit the audience right out of the starting gate. “Man, I counted at least 15 black people on that montage,” he said. “Hey, well, I’m here at the Academy Awards, otherwise known as the white People’s Choice Awards. You realize if they nominated hosts, I wouldn’t even get this job....
  • Oscars Ratings: Return Of Chris Rock Sees Show Hit 8-Year Low

    02/29/2016 6:27:30 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 61 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | 2/29/16 | Dominic Patten
    Chris Rock came out swinging in one of the best opening monologues in years and took on the diversity controversy from the get-go at the 88th Academy Awards. Last night also saw Brie Lawson win Best Actress, Leonardo DiCaprio snag Best Actor in his fifth nomination, Alejandro G. Ińárritu was named Best Director and Spotlight won Best Picture. With all that, the Oscars themselves had a not such a great night with a 23.1/37 in metered market results. That’s down 6% from the 24.6/39 that the ceremony got last year in early results from the 56 markets across the country....
  • Whoopi Goldberg Mistaken for Oprah Winfrey in Oscar Night Gaffe

    All it takes is one tweet for things to go horribly wrong. Beauty website Total Beauty learned that lesson during the red carpet arrivals at the 88th annual Academy Awards. After Whoopi Goldberg walked the red carpet, showing off a prominent tattoo on her shoulder, the website tweeted, “We had no idea @Oprah was #tatted, and we love it.” Perhaps whoever is in charge of social media for Total Beauty should go ahead and acquaint themselves with the people they’re tweeting about.
  • Oscar Enters The Space Age

    02/27/2016 5:53:45 PM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    NukeMars.com ^ | February 21, 2016 | A.A. Kidd
    There were some surprising science fiction nods among the major Oscar nominations this year. Despite complaints about STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS not getting a nomination for Best Picture (and in my opinion, it didn't deserve one), both MAD MAX: FURY ROAD and THE MARTIAN managed to secure Best Picture nominations. I only caught the last fifteen minutes of FURY ROAD on cable, so I can't really judge it beyond that, but THE MARTIAN while not perfect, was one of the better movies in a mediocre year for movies, and so I have no problem with its nomination. Ridley Scott...
  • Michael Moore gloats about about his anti-Bush remarks at the Oscars

    04/09/2003 9:52:48 AM PDT · by SB00 · 56 replies · 479+ views
    MichaelMoore.com ^ | April 9, 2003 | SB00
    Dear friends, It appears that the Bush administration will have succeeded in colonizing Iraq sometime in the next few days. This is a blunder of such magnitude -- and we will pay for it for years to come. It was not worth the life of one single American kid in uniform, let alone the thousands of Iraqis who have died, and my condolences and prayers go out to all of them. So, where are all those weapons of mass destruction that were the pretense for this war? Ha! There is so much to say about all this, but I will...