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  • '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...
  • Boycott the Oscars

    02/26/2016 6:54:05 AM PST · by IronJack · 45 replies
    Vanity | Today | Vanity
    I doubt I have to remind everyone that Hollywood's annual orgy of self-congratulation is Sunday (a day of self-worship), or that Hollywood has firmly established itself as an enemy of morality, conservatism, and America. I urge all FReepers to tune out this disgusting spectacle and find something else to do (don't you have a lint trap that needs cleaning?). I suspect most of you won't watch anyway, but for those who think it's a harmless diversion, please consider that passive acceptance is active support. Do not fall prey to the glitter and allure of the cults of personality. There is...
  • Biden, Lady Gaga to team up for Oscars presentation

    02/25/2016 12:58:04 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies
    February 25, 2016, 09:11 am Biden, Lady Gaga to team up for Oscars presentation By Rebecca Savransky Vice President Joe Biden and Lady Gaga are teaming up for a special presentation during Sunday's Academy Awards focused on sexual violence. Biden will introduce Lady Gaga to perform her song "Till It Happens to You," the Los Angeles Times reported. The song, about campus sexual assault, was written with songwriter Diane Warren for "The Hunting Ground," a documentary about incidents of sexual assault on college campuses. After the song, Biden, the main author for the 1994 Violence Against Women Act, will discuss...
  • Stephen King Talks JFK, Oscars Diversity, and ‘Bulletproof’ Donald Trump

    02/16/2016 5:09:01 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 22 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 2/15/16 | Marlow Stern
    This is in some respects a political show, and we are in the throes of hands-down the most insane presidential race in history. What do you make of it, and more specifically, of the rise of Donald Trump? It seems to me that, given the relentless 24-hour news cycle, it was only a matter of time before we had a media-savvy reality star ascend to this perch. Man, I don't know! Trump leaves me speechless. When he came down that escalator to announce that he was going to run for president, I thought to myself that it was a smart...
  • The Russian plan to give Leonardo DiCaprio a (homemade) Oscar

    02/13/2016 12:01:32 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 6, 2016 | Adam Taylor
    Leonardo DiCaprio is a world-famous and critically respected actor. And yet, rather infamously, he has never won an Academy Award. Now he may have his chance: A group of filmmakers from Russia's far east have hatched a plan to help the Hollywood star finally get his own Oscar. Unfortunately for Leo, the "Oscar" in question it is not an actual Academy Award. Instead, it will be a homemade effort created by the filmmakers themselves, dubbed the "Yakut Oscar" in honor of the region from which it originates (the organizers say they will eventually come up with a better name). The...
  • Obama: 'TV shows Should Have Some Muslim Characters That are Unrelated to National Security'

    02/03/2016 2:15:54 PM PST · by wtd · 166 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Feb. 03, 2016 4:57pm | Daniel Halper
    video: President Obama took on the role of television critic in remarks today at the Islamic Society of Baltimore."Our television shows should have some Muslim characters that are unrelated to national security," the president said at the mosque, "because -- it's not that hard to do. There was a time when there were no black people on television. And you can tell good stories while still representing the reality of our communities."
  • Actor Richard Dreyfuss at Ted Cruz event: seeking the old GOP

    01/30/2016 5:24:48 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 79 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | January 30, 2016 | Todd J. Gillman
    AMES, Iowa -- Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss - star of Jaws and Mr. Holland's Opus - was on hand, somewhat inexplicably. He quietly nabbed a reserved front-row seat as Cruz made his own entrance...
  • Alexis Arquette calls out Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith as ‘gay’ hypocrites

    01/19/2016 2:56:24 PM PST · by presidio9 · 57 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Tuesday, January 19, 2016
    Take note Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith: Getting political has its risks. After the actress declared Monday that she will be boycotting the Oscars after her husband was snubbed, Alexis Arquette took a major swing at the pair for what she alleges is hypocrisy. The transgender actress and gender-rights activist "outed" the married couple with a Facebook post that argued that Mr. and Mrs. Smith’s comments on race and the Oscars were invalid because they won't ’fess up about their alleged homosexuality. "When Jada comes out as Gay and her beard husband admits his first marriage ended when she...
  • 'Twilight' Star Kristin Stewart on Gender Gap: Quit Complaining and Do Something

    01/26/2016 3:00:39 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    TruthRevolt ^ | Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | Sarah Fisher
    "It's boring." Actress and star of the blockbuster Twilight movie series Kristin Stewart spoke with Variety magazine about the supposed gender gap in Hollywood's paycheck. "Instead of sitting around and complaining about that, do something," Stewart said. "Go write something, go do something." "And that's easy to say," she continued. "Like, ****, it's hard to get movies made. It's a huge luxury. Who gets to just make movies? But that subject is just so prevalently everywhere right now, and it's boring." "Guys make more money because their movies make more money," she added. "Let's start making more movies. It makes...
  • Oscar Voter: Diversity Push Is Ageist and 'Insulting to Black People'

    01/25/2016 12:16:54 PM PST · by OddLane · 7 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | Milton Justice
    Having won an Oscar, I'm safe. Otherwise, I suppose I would have had to get my agent at CAA to write a letter assuring the Academy that even though I haven't produced a film in the past 10 years, there are three scripts on his desk he has not yet been able to set up, thus indicating activity in the past 10 years. That is, unless you can count the short film I directed, which made it into several festivals, or the web series I directed, which was nominated for a Producers Guild Award. Or do the 15 years I've...
  • Christians, Conservatives, Men, and White People Are Not Responsible For Your Problems

    01/23/2016 4:41:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2016 | John Hawkins
    Lou Holtz once said, "Don't tell your problems to people: eighty percent don't care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them." Unfortunately, Lou Holtz is a man out-of-step with our whiny age. Today, people will not shut up about their problems. They want to let you know about every issue they have, every "microaggression" and every time they're offended. It's a bottomless sea of discontent. Worse yet, our generation of complainers never seems to blame themselves for their own problems. Instead they've picked out a group of designated fall guys that it's always okay to blame for...
  • Michael Caine Judges Actors By Individual Merit, Which Is Somehow Racist

    01/22/2016 10:20:17 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 86 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/22/2016 | Jim Treacher
    It's 2016. Isn't it about time a black person won an Academy Award? Well, okay, black people have won Academy Awards.* But shouldn't black people be nominated every time the awards are held? And don't say, "Leave us alone, we picked a black guy already," because that makes you sound like the 2016 Democrats. Charlotte Rampling, who's nominated this year for her role in a movie you haven't seen, made the mistake of saying the #OscarsSoWhite boycott campaign is racist. Sure, it's literally true that demanding concessions based on race is racist, but that doesn't mean she should say it....
  • The Academy Discusses the Oscar Nomination Race Controversy (Jimmy Kimmel Live)

    01/21/2016 11:11:00 AM PST · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 20, 2016 | Jimmy Kimmel Live
    For the second year in a row, all the acting Oscar nominees are white. Thankfully a staffer at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has a solution that might calm those currently up in arms over the controversy.
  • Stacey Dash calls for elimination of Black History Month & awards that celebrate African-Americans

    01/20/2016 3:44:17 PM PST · by SMGFan · 68 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 20, 2016
    The African-American actress went so far as to call for the abolition of Black History Month and any other institution celebrating racial differences — even as the uproar over the lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominees is building. “We have to make up our minds,” the actress-turned-conservative-pundit said on Wednesday’s “Fox & Friends.” “Either we want to have segregation or integration. And if we don't want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards where you're only awarded if you're black.
  • Donald Trump Says All-White Oscars Doesn't Matter - Black People have BET Awards

    01/20/2016 3:49:14 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 33 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Jan 20, 2016 | Harriet Alexander
    But Mr Trump said he had been impressed by an earlier interview on Fox News in which someone said, “What do we do with BET, Black Entertainment? Right? So, there the whites don’t get any nominations.” Donald Trump has criticised the growing campaign to boycott this year's Oscars over the Academy's failure to nominate black actors, saying that African Americans have been nominated previously – and noting that they have their own awards.
  • Could Chris Rock drop out as Oscars host over increasing calls to boycott Academy Awards?

    01/18/2016 4:46:35 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 91 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 18,2016 | BY JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ, ETHAN SACKS
    upcoming Academy Awards telecast may be caught between Chris Rock and a hard place. The comic actor is facing pressure to bow out as host of the 88th annual Oscars — with less than six weeks to go before the Feb. 28 telecast — over the mounting calls for boycotting the awards in response to the lack of diversity among the Oscar nominees. On Monday’s holiday celebrating Martin Luther King Jr., both Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith announced they would not be attending the Academy Awards to protest a second straight year without a black actor receiving a single...
  • Bizarre Coincidence or Direct Inspiration? 2014 Film “Wild Tales” Foreshadowed Psycho Pilot Crash

    04/06/2015 9:35:38 AM PDT · by IChing · 15 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 4/6/2015 | Donald Joy
    In cases of international intrigues and current controversies having to do with how fictional movies can effect real-life people and events around the globe, I have yet to watch The Interview, last year’s comedy about North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un, which provoked terror threats against theaters and sensational accusations concerning the hacking of Sony. However, yesterday I had the occasion to catch the award-winning black comedy from Argentina, Wild Tales, a darkly funny and shocking cinematic masterpiece containing six short-film vignettes, all having the common theme of ordinary human characters losing their minds and acting out unexpected, violent revenge upon...
  • What Amadeus gets wrong

    02/24/2015 2:31:28 PM PST · by Borges · 76 replies
    BBC Culture ^ | 2/24/2015 | Clemency Burton-Hill
    It is 30 years since Amadeus swept the board at the Academy Awards. Miloš Forman’s 1984 film of Peter Shaffer’s 1979 play, took home eight statuettes that night, including best film, best director, best actor and best adapted screenplay. Arguably the finest movie ever made about the process of artistic creation and the unbridgeable gap between human genius and mediocrity, it has taken its place in motion picture history and is invariably described as a masterpiece. All this is despite the fact the film plays shamelessly fast and loose with historical fact, taking as its basis a supposedly bitter rivalry...
  • Three Political Notes on the Oscars (So Far)

    Three Political Notes on the Oscars (So Far) February 22, 2015 1) The host can’t stop stoking racial grievance. Great — exactly what America needs. 2) The idea that women don’t have equal rights in this country is a lie — a lie that, year after year, does harm. 3) Harry Belafonte is the opposite of a humanitarian: the loyal supporter of one of the most brutal dictatorships of our times, the Castro regime in Cuba, which has imprisoned, tortured, and killed thousands of innocent people. Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/414223/three-political-notes-oscars-so-far-jay-nordlinger
  • REAKING: SHARPTON’S NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK FORGOES OSCARS PROTEST;

    02/22/2015 8:18:13 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | February 22, 2015 | by ADELLE NAZARIAN
    A planned protest over the lack of diversity in the film industry by Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN) has been canceled. The group will instead seek direct dialogue with Hollywood’s central authority, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
  • Citizen Four wins Oscar

    02/22/2015 8:03:31 PM PST · by Vendome · 44 replies
    Vanity | 2/22/2015 | Vendome
    My thanks to Edward Snowden an American Hero Glenn Greenwald, for his excellent expose And Laura Poitras for a terrifc film documenting the U.S. Governments crimes.
  • Neil Patrick Harris opens the Academy Awards with an #OscarsSoWhite Joke [Vine]

    02/22/2015 5:59:07 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 48 replies
    So, how long would it take for somebody at tonight’s 87th Academy Awards to comment on lack of diversity among this year’s nominees?Would you believe about 10 seconds?Here’s host Neil Patrick Harris with a fake slip-of-the-tongue, “…we honor Hollywood’s best and whitest…” We assume we’ll hear much more about this as the night progresses.***
  • BREAKING: Sharpton’s National Action Network Forgoes Oscars Protest...

    02/22/2015 5:37:48 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 02/22/2015 | Adelle Nazarian
    HOLLYWOOD, California—A planned protest over the lack of diversity in the film industry by Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN) has been canceled. The group will instead seek direct dialogue with Hollywood’s central authority, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
  • 2015 Oscars

    02/22/2015 5:31:45 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 371 replies
    2/22/2015
    Best PictureAmerican Sniper Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything WhiplashBest Director Alexandro G. Ińárritu, Birdman Richard Linklater, Boyhood Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel Morten Tyldum, The Imitation GameBest Actor Steve Carell, Foxcatcher Bradley Cooper, American Sniper Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game Michael Keaton, Birdman Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of EverythingBest Actress Marion Cotillard, Two Days One Night Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything Julianne Moore, Still Alice Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl Reese Witherspoon, WildBest Supporting Actor Robert Duvall, The Judge Ethan Hawke, Boyhood Edward Norton, Birdman Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher J.K. Simmons, WhiplashBest Supporting Actress Patricia Arquette, Boyhood Laura Dern, Wild Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game Emma Stone, Birdman Meryl Streep, Into...
  • Black People To Protest No Black People Getting Affirmative Action Oscars

    02/22/2015 10:10:33 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 77 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 02/21/2015
    <p>Hollywood (United States) (AFP) – African-American civil rights groups plan to protest outside Sunday’s Oscars show, where every single one of this year’s 20 acting nominees is white.</p> <p>However small, the demonstration will revive debate about diversity at the Oscars-awarding Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose voting members are overwhelmingly white and with an average age in their 60s.</p>
  • 2015 Oscars: Nominees - 87th Academy Awards Nominations

    02/22/2015 10:40:20 AM PST · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    The Oscars ^ | February 22, 2015
    ABC - Tune In Live Sunday Feb 24 7e|4p Nominees -- The 87th Academy Award Nominations for the 2015 Oscars
  • Outrage! No black actors nominated for Academy Award

    01/16/2015 6:57:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/15/2015 | Rick Moran
    By the tone and tenor of the reaction to the recently announced Academy Award nominations, you would think that old Jim Crow himself had been resurrected and is stalking the land. No black actors are up for best actor or supporting actor. The film "Selma" - which some historians claim is horribly inaccurate - was "snubbed" (although nominated as Best Picture) as was the film's female director. The reason? 97% of Academy voters are white and 75% are men. Case closed, right? It is - if you live your life looking at reality through a prism of race and gender....
  • The 87th Academy Award Nominations for the 2015 Oscars

    01/15/2015 7:10:19 AM PST · by Borges · 42 replies
    Oscars.com ^ | 1/15/2015
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  • Sixty-Eighth Anniversary of Disney’s ‘Song of the South’

    11/12/2014 10:59:39 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 59 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/12/14 | Calvin E. Johnson Jr.
    Is the movie 'Song of the South' racist...of course not!...Have a Zippy Doo Dah Day! Is censorship of Hollywood motion pictures a thing of the past, or… Is it still alive and well in the movie industry today against movies that are not politically correct? There are many who find some ‘R’ rated Hollywood movies of today equally offensive but I don’t think Hollywood is listening. Why would an old wonderful family motion picture offend anyone starring an African-American man whose stories fascinate both Black and White children? Some call Walt Disney’s 1946 family classic ‘Song of the South’ racist....
  • God Shows Up at the Oscars

    03/03/2014 9:43:45 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 92 replies
    Over much of its history, the Academy Awards have been the backdrop for some rather off-putting acceptance speeches. In 2011, for instance, Melissa Leo dropped a so-called “F-bomb” when she accepted the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in “The Fighter.” In 2003, “Bowling for Columbine” was awarded Best Documentary, which provided Michael Moore a platform to rant against duly-elected President George W. Bush. “We live in the time,” he said, “where we have fictitious election results that elects a fictitious president. And, in 1972, Jane Fonda took the stage after winning “Best Actress” for her performance in “Klute,”...
  • The 86th Annual Academy Awards thread - March 2nd, 2014 7pm EST

    03/02/2014 11:34:36 AM PST · by Perdogg · 215 replies
    • Best Picture o American Hustle o Captain Phillips o Dallas Buyers Club o Gravity o Her o Nebraska o Philomena o 12 Years a Slave o The Wolf of Wall Street B
  • 14 Films That Should Have Won the Oscar for Best Picture But Weren’t Even Nominated

    03/01/2014 7:11:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 133 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/01/2014 | KYLE SMITH
    Anytime you’re tempted to care too much about what’s going on with the Oscars, consider the list of great movies that should have won Best Picture yet weren’t even nominated in that category.1. King Kong (1933) The landmark in special effects and fantasy captivated the imagination and heralded a new era in which anything anyone could dream up became a cinematic possibility. The closing line was so perfect that Peter Jackson couldn’t resist using it again in his remake seven decades later. But Oscar was obsessed with historical sweep at the time, and gave its top award to the generational...
  • First Oscar Concert Honors Nominated Composers

    02/13/2014 9:34:50 AM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | February 13, 2014 | Sandy Cohen
    After 85 years, Oscar is putting on his very first concert, and there are plans to televise future shows worldwide. The motion picture academy will present a live Oscar Concert in the days leading up to the 86th annual Academy Awards that celebrates the year's nominated music. The Feb. 27 concert at UCLA's Royce Hall will feature all five original scores performed by an 80-piece orchestra conducted by each nominated composer, plus performances of the four original songs up for Oscars this year.
  • Academy Rescinds Low-Budget, Faith-Based Film’s Oscar Nomination

    02/04/2014 7:30:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Feb 04 2014 8:57 AM | (Fox and Friends)
    Questions are being raised about whether an Oscar nomination was rescinded because of the film’s faith-based message. The low-budget film “Alone Yet Not Alone” was nominated in the Best Song category, but then the song, also called “Alone Yet Not Alone,” was disqualified a few weeks later. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences pointed out that the song’s creator, Bruce Broughton, had improperly emailed 70 fellow Academy members to ask them to listen to the song. …
  • Evangelicals: Alone and Exiled in Hollywood

    02/02/2014 7:32:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/02/2014 | Fay Voshell
    Her story is the stuff Hollywood films are made of. She is a severely disabled woman with an inspiring story and the singer of a sweet song entitled "Alone and Yet Not Alone," a piece about the person who stood by her side and helped with her struggles.  The song was recently nominated for an Academy Award. The singer is Joni Earekson Tada, who was left a quadriplegic at age 17 after a diving accident crippled her for life.  She can't even use her hands.  But despite her disability, she became an artist, an author, and a speaker.  A strong and powerful advocate...
  • Academy Disqualifies Oscar-Nominated Song 'Alone Yet Not Alone'

    01/29/2014 5:52:05 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 17 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1/29/2014 | Scott Feinberg
    "Alone Yet Not Alone"? More like nominated yet not nominated. In a move with few precedents in the 86-year history of the Academy Awards, the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided to disqualify an Oscar nominee prior to the Oscars ceremony itself. "Alone Yet Not Alone," a little-heard tune from a little-seen film of the same name, will not appear on Oscar ballots when the final round of voting begins on Feb. 14. And the Academy will not announce a replacement nominee.The Academy's board of governors met on Tuesday evening to investigate...
  • Ohio guards: Inmate was urged to fake suffocation

    01/28/2014 11:19:42 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 41 replies
    AP ^ | 01/27/2014 | By JULIE CARR SMYTH
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An attorney for a condemned Ohio inmate whose slow, gasping execution with a new drug combination renewed questions about the death penalty was temporarily suspended last week while officials investigated whether he had coached the condemned man to fake symptoms of suffocation. The Office of the Public Defender said Robert Lowe, one of the attorneys representing inmate Dennis McGuire, was back at work Monday after an internal review failed to substantiate the allegation. State prison records released Monday say McGuire told guards that Lowe counseled him to make a show of his death that would, perhaps,...
  • Oprah, Redford, Thompson: Oscar Snubs and Surprises

    01/16/2014 11:20:47 AM PST · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    ABCNews ^ | January 16, 2014
    Perhaps no bigger snub was Oprah Winfrey failing to earn a nom for her supporting role in “The Butler.” After being snubbed by the Golden Globes, Winfrey seemed destined for a nomination, especially after having received a Screen Actors Guild nod. Instead, she and “The Butler” were shut out entirely from the 86th Academy Awards.
  • Back-to-Back Crimes Threaten Hollywood’s Destination Appeal

    07/23/2013 11:11:56 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/23/13 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    Hollywood Boulevard is the West Coast equivalent of Times Square, an urban reclamation project that transformed a strip once notorious for crime, drug-dealing and prostitution into a tourist destination, a thriving night life district and the home of movie premieres and the Academy Awards. But over the past month, two high-profile crimes — a fatal stabbing of a tourist by a homeless person and a robbery spree by a gang that bounded past people gawking at the Walk of Fame — have threatened this carefully cultivated and civically critical reinvention, worrying community leaders and presenting an early challenge to this...
  • Glamor Swims With Sharks at the Oscars

    03/01/2013 8:36:05 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2013 | Suzanne Fields
    Conservatives usually have a few bones to pick with Hollywood over the Academy Awards. Not content with merely opening it, Hollywood pushes the envelope, often with questionable taste and mockery of common values. Nevertheless, Washington and Hollywood are linked at the hip like Siamese twins. It's a love-hate relationship; one with changing party affections over the years. Franklin D. Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan each sent greetings to the awards ceremony -- FDR by radio in 1941 and Ronald Reagan with videotape 40 years later. Both offered encouragement to one of our most popular cultural institutions. The real stars, as both...