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  • George W Bush praises Jimmy Kimmel's 'damn good' anti-Trump Oscars <tr>

    03/03/2017 4:13:18 AM PST · by cweese · 116 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 3, 2017 | Jennifer Smith
    Full title : "George W Bush praises Jimmy Kimmel's 'damn good' anti-Trump Oscars monologue and laughs along as the comedian roasts Donald" George W. Bush heaped praise on Jimmy Kimmel for his anti-Trump opening monologue at the Oscars on Thursday night, telling the comedian enthusiastically that his performance was 'damn good'. In a rare and lighthearted television appearance, Bush steered clear of mentioning the current president by name but was led into several subtle jabs at him by his mischievous host. Among the slights was a compliment for Kimmel's decidedly anti-Trump debut at the Academy Awards. 'I saw your opening....
  • The Oscars: The Activism They Left on the Cutting Room Floor

    03/02/2017 7:27:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2017 | Larry Elder
    Imagine the result, with hundreds of millions of people watching worldwide, if Hollywood turned its creative firepower on real problems. Instead, viewers watched wall-to-wall Trump-bashing. They should have spent less time bashing Trump and more time making the sure presenters got the correct envelopes. If so, the Oscar gaffe of the century -- reading the wrong name for Best Picture -- might have been avoided. Also, during the "In Memoriam" portion of the night, they put up picture of a very much alive producer instead of the costume designer who died last October. The broadcast's ratings were the second-lowest in...
  • Accountants Responsible for Oscar Flub Booted Forever from Show

    03/02/2017 6:50:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 1, 2017 | Staff
    The president of the film academy says the two accountants responsible for the best-picture flub at Sunday’s Academy Awards will never work the Oscars again. She also laments that the error overshadowed the show’s rich diversity of talent and storytelling after two years of the “OscarsSoWhite” crisis.
  • We're Processing the Horror of It: MacLaine Reveals Difficulty Dealing w/ Oscar Fiasco(barf alert)

    03/01/2017 10:53:45 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 76 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 3/1/17 | Chris Spargo
    It is a moment that MacLaine said she is still trying to cope with days later. 'I think we’re all processing the horror of it. I’m still dealing with it,' MacLaine said in an interview with USA Today. 'I’m concerned with how [Beatty] must have felt, being so close to him. I’m three years older and I’m protective. We know how difficult it was for him, but it was also for me.' Cameras captured the moment the Moonlight cast and crew learned of their win, and MacLaine could be seen in the background gasping, covering her mouth in shock and...
  • Did the Oscars Just Prove That We Are Living in a Computer Simulation? (Also Trump won)

    02/28/2017 1:13:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The New Yorker | February 27, 2017 | Adam Gopnik
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/did-the-oscars-just-prove-that-we-are-living-in-a-computer-simulation
  • Donald Trump: Oscars 'Got What They Deserved' After Focusing Too Much On Me (NOT glamorous either)

    02/27/2017 2:51:19 PM PST · by drewh · 8 replies
    TMZ ^ | 2/27/2017 2:41 PM PST
    Donald Trump's finally weighing in on the Oscars, and thinks the whole Best Picture snafu happened because the show's producers were busy throwing insults at him. The prez says "I think they were focused so hard on politics they they didn't get the act together at the end." It was Trump's first comment on the award show and he wasted no time jabbing back at the production. He told Breitbart News, "It didn't feel like a very glamorous evening. I've been to the Oscars. There was something very special missing, and then to end that way was sad." As Trump's...
  • Vanity - Academy Awards dying, just like the Democrat Party!!!

    02/28/2017 7:57:25 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 49 replies
    Short & so ever sweet!!! Academy Awards Ceremony, lowest TV audience in Ten(10) years, down 2,000,000 viewers!!! A few more appearances by Jimmy Kimmel and Meryl Streep and no one will be watching!!! Love it!!!
  • Truth doesn't matter to the New York Times (NRA's response to the NYT ad run during the Oscars)

    02/27/2017 9:54:35 PM PST · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 27, 2017
    One of the finest gut shots ever to a bunch of pathetic Libtard Newsers. You can watch the National Rifle Association's response to the ad run by the New York Times at the Oscars by Clicking Here. It's well worth a watch in my humble opinion. Note: If you have a strong stomach, you can observe the original NY Times ad by clicking Here.
  • Trump says Oscars focused hard on politics before ‘sad’ end

    02/27/2017 3:23:14 PM PST · by davikkm · 9 replies
    He said it was “sad” that the awards ceremony botched the crowning of “Moonlight” as the Oscar-winning best picture after initially giving the top prize to “La La Land.” Trump made the comments in an interview with Breitbart News, noting that for the Oscars “to end that way was sad.”
  • Pricewaterhouse Accountant Is Oscar Envelope Culprit (too much tweeting, got distracted)

    02/27/2017 2:31:21 PM PST · by drewh · 54 replies
    This is the guy who we're told is responsible for the biggest screwup in Oscar history ... the guy who handed Warren Beatty the wrong envelope. His name -- Brian Cullinan -- an accountant at Pricewaterhouse. He's a veteran ... 30 years at the accounting firm. Here's the thing ... Brian was supposed to discard the spare Best Actress envelope and hand Warren Best Picture. As for why ... we know this. Brian was tweeting like crazy during the ceremony, posting photos ... so he may have been distracted. Brian has since deleted the tweets, but one was a pic...
  • President Trump: Oscars Were Focused so Hard on Politics They Could Not Get the Ceremony Right

    02/27/2017 1:40:30 PM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Feb 2017 | Matthew Boyle
    Shortened title. Full title: Exclusive — President Trump: Oscars ‘Were Focused so Hard on Politics’ They Could Not Get the Basics of the Ceremony Right President Donald Trump, in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News in the Oval Office, said that the Academy Awards failure on Sunday evening was due in large part to Hollywood’s obsessive focus on politics—attacking him, generally speaking. Trump told Breitbart News in the exclusive interview that the Oscar fail may have been avoided had Hollywood’s finest focused less on attacking him and more on getting the event’s details right.
  • Women Attack Trump Supporters at Anti-Oscar Protest, Break Sign

    02/27/2017 7:46:19 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 2/26/2017 | Debra Heine
    Scuffles between Trump haters and Trump supporters broke out in Hollywood, Calf., Saturday during a "Boycott the Oscars" protest. Two very aggressive women clashed with a Trump supporter who was holding a sign outside the Dolby Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, where dozens of Trump supporters were calling for a boycott of the Academy Awards. Via the Daily Mail: Footage of the ordeal showed one girl breaking a sign in half that belonged to a woman wearing a 'Make America Great Again' hat. Fists then flew between the woman in the hat and two Trump-hating opponents. The girl who broke the...
  • OSCARS WARREN AND FAYE FOUGHT Over Who Announces Best Picture

    02/27/2017 12:55:38 PM PST · by RummyChick · 63 replies
    tmz ^ | 2/27/17 | tmz
    Warren Beatty gave Faye Dunaway what she demanded during rehearsal ... the honor of reading the winner of Best Picture, and he watched as she failed in spectacular fashion. Sources who were present at Saturday's rehearsal tell us, both Faye and Warren wanted to announce the winner and went back and forth, but eventually Warren backed off and Faye got her way. In fact, we're told their rehearsal was contentious from start to finish ... they wouldn't go onstage together to block their walkout ... they did it separately. Watch the clip closely ... you see Faye angling to get...
  • Did the Russians Hack the Oscars?

    02/27/2017 11:33:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 27, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So did the Russians hack the Oscars? Should there be an investigation in the House? Something so ridiculous, so unacceptable, so un-Hollywood-like. Did the moguls of Hollywood have the courage to get out of bed today after such a major — you know, I wasn’t even gonna talk about it, and then I decided there’s some aspects of this that I just can’t in good conscience ignore. Hey, folks. How was your weekend? Great to have you here. El Rushbo behind the Golden EIB Microphone, and the telephone number is 800-282-2882. If you want to send an email, do...
  • When Russians hack the Oscars … jaw-dropping chaos after wrong best picture award was given!

    02/27/2017 9:20:21 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 40 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | February 27, 2017 | Samantha Chang
    The Russians did it! That’s probably what liberal media would be shrieking if the epic Oscars gaffe had not been captured on live TV. After spending two hours needling President Trump, Hollywood got egg on its face bigly after the wrong winner was announced for best picture. The bizarre turn of events unfolded when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were presenting the Academy Award for best picture. Beatty was handed an envelope that was supposed to contain the winner.
  • Well, that was the best Oscars ever

    02/27/2017 9:36:05 AM PST · by Red Badger · 107 replies
    NY POST ^ | February 27, 2017 | 1:36am | rs ever By Kyle Smith
    <p>We all expected the Oscars to get political. What we didn’t know was that we’d all witness the pop-culture equivalent of “DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN.”</p> <p>Warren Beatty looked puzzled as he opened the envelope containing (or so he thought) the name of the winner of the Best Picture Oscar. But that’s nothing to do with his age (79). Warren Beatty has always looked puzzled. Looking puzzled made him one of the most adorable leading men of the 1970s, and one of the most famed ladykillers in Hollywood history. As the critic Clive James once put it, “Beatty’s acting style was based on modifications to a basic look of puzzlement.”</p>
  • My Own Personal "Oscars" Horror Story

    02/27/2017 8:45:34 AM PST · by Scarpetta · 9 replies
    February 27, 2017 | Scarpetta
    Completely screwing up the most important announcement at the Academy Awards ceremony might seem monumental to some. But I have a story far more harrowing, if not completely self-serving and inconsequential in scope.
  • TV Ratings: Oscars Drop Again in Early Numbers

    02/27/2017 8:48:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 27, 2017 | Michael O'Connell
    The longest Academy Awards telecast in a decade culminated in a surreal mix-up over the best picture winner. A long and eventful 89th Academy Awards continued the ABC telecast's recent downward ratings trend. Early numbers have the lengthy show off 4 percent from comparable stats in 2016, averaging an overnight 22.4 rating among metered market households. That measurement, courtesy of Nielsen, is shy of last year's — which saw its overnight score (a 23.4 rating) ultimately translate to 34.43 million viewers.
  • Jimmy Kimmel Trashes Trump at Oscars 2017 - Trump Is A Racist. Obama Trash Talks Trump With Kimmel

    02/27/2017 8:44:28 AM PST · by tony75034 · 21 replies
    Whatfinger.com ^ | 2/27/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    Jimmy Kimmel called Donald Trump a racist in his opening monologue at the 2017 Oscars, and continued to blame him for the entire world not liking America now. He then called for unity by encouraging liberals and conservatives to talk with each other. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story. See Obama trash Trump With Kimmel in Video below this first one.
  • The Greatest Show (of narcissism) on Earth

    02/27/2017 8:33:16 AM PST · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-27-17 | DrJohn
    OK, I admit it. I didn't watch it. Intentionally. It is an insufferable spectacle of ego, self-righteousness, narcissism and one more outlet for brain dead liberal pontification. Nor was I planning to write anything about it until I hit one article. Still, the post mortems are hilarious. They do this (thankfully) once a year. Once. There was the predictable and expected Trump bashing. We learned that there is a new Axis of Weevils- between Tehran and Hollywood. The Iranian government praised the makers of Oscar-winning movie "The Salesman" on Monday for boycotting the Hollywood awards ceremony in protest against U.S....
  • Megyn Kelly debuts a softer look and longer locks at Vanity Fair Oscar Party [tr]

    02/27/2017 6:12:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 81 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 27, 2017 | Chris Spargo
    Megyn Kelly made her first public appearance in over two months on Sunday night, walking the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Los Angeles. The former Fox News anchor has not been seen since she signed off from The Kelly File on January 6, just four days after announcing that she would be leaving her post at the cable news network and taking on a new role at NBC.
  • Would Like Your Input Reviewing The Movies "Lion" and "La La Land" & Whether Worth Seeing

    02/27/2017 7:21:54 AM PST · by Jim 0216 · 46 replies
    Vanity ^ | 2/27/2017 | Jim Newell
    A brief glance makes me think that the storylines in "Lion" might be a little like "Slumdog Millionaire" and "La La Land" a little like "Notebook". Wondering if either or both are worth seeing. Whaddyathink?
  • ACLU Joins Celebrities on the Oscars Red Carpet

    02/27/2017 8:12:10 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 6 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 27, 2017 | Alyssa Canobbio
    Celebrities showed their support for the American Civil Liberties Union during Sunday night's Academy Awards by sporting blue ribbons on their expensive designer wears. The blue ribbons are a part of an initiative called "Stand with ACLU," the New York Times reports. The ACLU reported a spike in donations after President Trump signed an executive order temporarily halting refugees and citizens from seven countries that are predominately Muslim from entering the United States over terrorism concerns. Ruth Negga, who was nominated for best actress, Lin-Manuel Miranda, who was nominated for best original song, and Barry Jenkins, who was nominated for...
  • Best Foreign Film Oscar Winner Attacks Trump During Acceptance Speech - Gets Massive Applause

    02/27/2017 7:10:10 AM PST · by tony75034 · 26 replies
    Whatfinger.com ^ | 2/27/2017 | Thomas Billet
    "Don't look up to someone who spends their careers pretending to be someone they are not" The Salesman won the best foreign language film at the 2017 Oscars, and so the director Asghar Farhadi, who is Iranian, decided to attack President Donald Trump's "inhuman travel ban” during his acceptance speech which was read by a friend since he decided to “boycott” the event. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story.
  • Russians Try to Hack the Oscars; Foiled By Hollywood Elites.

    02/27/2017 6:59:54 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-27-2017 | MOTUS
    Full disclosure: I didn’t watch a second of Hollywood’s annual “We Are The World” show last night. But I did  hear that Russia hacked the election! That’s right, they tried to award the Best Picture Oscar to La La Land rather than the rightful candidate, Moonlight, in a dramatic climax to what was by all reports a very long evening. Boris and Nastasha, pulling the strings backstage for PricewaterhouseCoopersFortunately the treachery was discovered in time to snatch the statuette for Best Picture Oscar away from the announced winner (La La Land – about white people singing and dancing in LA)...
  • Question I bet NO ONE in media will ask about Oscar's Best Picture Award this year

    02/27/2017 4:18:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    2/27/17 | sff
    Last year the Academy, liberal to the CORE, was attacked with "Oscars so White"...a pathetic excuse for people with no life to get worked up.... The call for affirmative action on the voters, etc. in Hollyweird was heard. Changes were promised. So THIS year, a director's first movie, about a black homosexual, WINS. Look, maybe it WAS the Best Picture of all last year. Maybe. But could this be the effect of Hollywood's Guilty Feelings from last year?
  • Hollywood Applauds Iranian Filmmaker...

    02/27/2017 5:58:41 AM PST · by ManHunter · 18 replies
    Grabien News ^ | 26 FEB 2017 | Unknown
    The audience at the 2017 Academy Awards heartily applauded as a statement from Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, who boycotted the ceremony, was read that ridiculed President Trump’s “inhumane” immigration executive order. Farhardi, the director of The Salesman, said he was skipping this year’s Oscars “out of respect for the people of my country and those of six nations whom have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the U.S.” The comment drew hearty applause from the gathered Hollywood glitterati.
  • Moonlight wins Best Picture at Oscars after shocking La La Land mix-up

    02/27/2017 2:55:33 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 187 replies
    Entertainment ^ | 27 Feb 17 | Jessica Derschowitz
    In the most shocking mix-up in Oscars history, Moonlight won best picture at the Academy Awards — but only after presenter Faye Dunaway announced La La Land as the winner, setting off mass confusion inside the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. “I want to tell you what happened,” co-presenter Warren Beatty explained after the mix-up was revealed. “I opened the envelope, and it said ‘Emma Stone, La La Land.’ That’s why I took such a long look at Faye and at you. I wasn’t trying to be funny.” “Well, I don’t know what happened. I blame myself for this,” Kimmel...
  • 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...
  • The Razzies, List of Hollywood's 'Worst,' Far More Interesting than Oscars

    02/26/2017 5:09:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/26/2017 | by Rick Moran
    It's Academy Awards time which means Hollywood will get dressed up in its most revealing, sexually provocative dresses and least appropriate formal attire to wallow in narcissistic glory for at least three hours (usually much longer).Of far more interest to the average moviegoer is not the Best Picture or Best Actor awards, but The Razzies -- the annual list of the worst of the worst Hollywood movies.This year, politics is featured -- as you might expect. Even The Razzies are liberal. But it's still fun to see just how bad some of the biggest Hollywood celebrities can blow it when...
  • Oscar nominees for best foreign film condemn US 'fanaticism' ahead of awards

    02/26/2017 12:01:16 PM PST · by ColdOne · 35 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 2/25/17 | Brooke Seipel
    Five Oscar nominees in the foreign-language film category released a statement ahead of the awards show condemning "the climate of fanaticism and nationalism in the U.S." — a statement that is likely the first of many political comments expected during Sunday's Academy Awards. The group said it would dedicate the Oscar of whichever film wins to those working toward unity, and the films' directors said they reject the borders symbolically defining their category. "We believe there is no best country, best gender, best religion or best color. We want this award to stand as a symbol of unity between nations...
  • The Stars of Sexist and Racist Hollywood Shine Bright Tonight

    02/26/2017 5:55:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2017 | Paul Jacob
    Tonight, after strolling down the red carpet and preening for the bulb-popping paparazzi, the kings and queens of Hollywood will honor their fans with many tedious televised hours of congratulating and awarding themselves. As winning actors and actresses grab their Oscars,they will likely take turns upbraiding Mr. Trump as both racist and sexist. Don’t dismiss the charges cavalierly, though — especially sexism. Remember the Access Hollywood audiotape wherein Trump was heard boasting he had grabbed women where you’re not supposed to grab anyone? Sure, one can hope Trump was just talking like a sexual predator, not actually planning to behave...
  • 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...
  • Host Jimmy Kimmel says this year's Oscars could get political

    02/24/2017 1:12:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    St. Louis Dispatch ^ | Gail Pennington
    “This is not a prank,” Jimmy Kimmel tweeted in December. “Yes, I am hosting the Oscars.” Sunday night’s show, airing on ABC, is Kimmel’s third time on the big awards stage, after hosting the Emmys last year and in 2012. Although Kimmel is typically an entertaining host, this year’s Oscars could be a low-rated show. A poll by the Hollywood Reporter found that 60 percent of Americans couldn’t name one best picture nominee. For the record, the eight nominated movies are “Fences,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Hell or High Water,” “Hidden Figures,” “La La Land,” “Lion,” “Manchester by the Sea” and “Moonlight.”...
  • Nobody cares about any recent Best Picture Oscar winners

    02/24/2017 6:14:42 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 74 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2/23/17 | Reed Tucker
    The film that walks away with the Best Picture statue at Sunday’s Academy Awards will earn a place forever in the history books — but perhaps not on viewers’ screens. The cream of the crop of Hollywood’s golden age gained immortality. They are rerun and ritually rewatched endlessly, and remain regular pop-culture presences. But nowadays it seems like the Best Picture winner shines for one week in February and then — much like former Knick Jeremy Lin — is mostly forgotten. Anyone watched last year’s winner, “Spotlight,” lately? Plan on revisiting 2011’s “The Artist” every year? It’s pretty clear that...
  • Lagerfeld: Meryl Streep Passed On Oscar Dress When Chanel Refused to Pay

    02/23/2017 7:46:42 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 44 replies
    WWD.com ^ | 2/23/2017 | Bridget Foley
    What might Meryl Streep wear to the Oscars? Cross Chanel off the list. It seems that Streep was quite taken with an embroidered gray silk gown from Karl Lagerfeld’s most recent couture collection for the house. The dress was ordered, with Streep requesting an adjustment to the design — a higher neckline. Done. Such personalization is what couture is all about, along with exquisite execution, and, in the case of Chanel, Lagerfeld’s design brilliance. What more could the world’s greatest living actress want for Hollywood’s biggest night? Turns out, she wants a paycheck. With work on the dress well underway...
  • Trumps Will Be Dancing, Not Listening, On Oscar Night

    02/23/2017 9:42:56 AM PST · by Mozilla · 23 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 2/23/17 | Jack Davis
    As Hollywood’s stars deliver their off-the-cuff condemnations of President Donald Trump at Sunday night’s Academy Awards, the president and first lady Melania Trump will be having a ball. Literally. Sunday night is the annual Governors Ball, a part of the National Governors Association meetings in Washington. “Mrs. Trump looks forward to putting on a phenomenal event,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday.
  • Oscars warned: 'Diss Trump and face a theater boycott

    02/23/2017 9:42:30 AM PST · by GonzoII · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/23/17 | Paul Bedard
    They're wealthy and they are among the biggest age groups to fill movie theaters, but many seniors have had it with Hollywood's political hate speech and they are threatening a boycott if the Oscars, as expected, turn into a Trump bashing affair Sunday.
  • ‘Not My President’ children’s books and candy bars, Hollywood’s latest weapon

    02/17/2017 2:51:42 AM PST · by kevcol · 13 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | February 16, 2017 | Myra Adams
    Nothing conveys anti-Trump angst better than a “Not My President” candy bar in a VIP gift bag at the Academy Awards! . . . Let Hollywood keep funding children’s books portraying Trump as Hitler and promoting “Not My President” candy bars while the media mercilessly attacks Trump, and the Soros-funded protests continue. But remember, Americans are increasingly more hopeful under “our president” then they were under “your president.”
  • United Talent Agency Cancels Oscar Party, Will Hold 'Refugee Rally' Instead

    02/10/2017 8:36:59 AM PST · by drewh · 54 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 9 feb 2017 ast | by DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    United Talent Agency, one of the half-dozen major talent agencies in Hollywood, has canceled its annual Oscar party and will instead host a rally in support of refugees at its Los Angeles office, according to a report. The company — home to big-name clients like Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Mariah Carey, Toby Keith and dozens of others — also plans to donate $250,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union, which has worked to oppose President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily prohibiting immigration from seven countries, and to the International Rescue Committee. “This is a moment that demands our generosity, awareness...
  • 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...
  • Asghar Farhadi Unable To Attend Academy Awards Because of Donald Trump‘s “Muslim Ban”

    01/28/2017 12:55:39 PM PST · by Mandingo Conservative · 61 replies
    FGTNews ^ | Jan 29 2017 | V. Kumar
    President Donald Trump‘s “Muslim Ban” enacted on Friday could prevent Iranian director Asghar Farhadi from attending this year’s Oscars — where his film, The Salesman, is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film...The Salesman follows a high school teacher (Shahab Hosseini) who seeks revenge against a perpetrator who broke into his apartment and attacked his wife (Taraneh Alidoosti)... In 2012 Farhadi was named one of Time‘s 100 Most Influential People in the World.
  • 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
  • ABC Apologizes for Incorrectly Listing Amy Adams, Tom Hanks as Oscar Nominees (more fakenews)

    01/24/2017 5:10:21 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 14 replies
    Variety ^ | JANUARY 24, 2017 | 08:41AM | Dave McNary
    ABC Digital has issued an apology for mistakenly listing Amy Adams, Annette Bening and Tom Hanks briefly on the Oscar.com site as Oscar nominees following Tuesday morning’s Academy Awards announcement. “This morning, in an attempt to release breaking news as announced, ABC Digital briefly posted inaccurate nomination information on the Oscar.com website,” ABC said in a statement. “The nominees announced by the Academy on Twitter were accurate. ABC quickly identified and corrected the errors. We apologize to the Academy, press, and fans for any confusion.” Adams was inadvertently named one of the nominees for best actress for her work as...
  • Oscars: Mel Gibson's 'Hacksaw Ridge' Lands 6 Nominations (Best Picture/Director/Actor)

    01/24/2017 3:47:25 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 37 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1-24-17 | Arlene Washington , Tatiana Siegel
    Mel Gibson continues his run through awards season. The Hacksaw Ridge helmer landed an Oscar nomination for best director on Tuesday morning. The film's star Andrew Garfield also scored a best actor mention for the film about a conscientious objector in World War II [Desmond Doss], a coup for Gibson given that the actor also was being considered for the same category for his role in Martin Scorsese's Silence. The Lionsgate drama was also nominated for best picture, film editing, sound mixing and sound editing. Gibson thanked his cast and crew in a statement and said the Academy's recognition...
  • Oscars 2017: See the full list of nominees

    01/24/2017 9:00:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Entertainment ^ | 01/24/2017 | Ariana Bacle
    After weeks of awards shows, the biggest one is finally almost here: On Tuesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its 2017 nominees. The winners will then be revealed when the Oscars take place Feb. 26. Damien Chazelle’s musical La La Land, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, led the nominations with a whopping 14. The Best Picture nominee ties with 1997’s Titanic and 1950’s All About Eve for the most nominations the Oscars has ever handed out in its 89-year history. Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight and Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival followed with eight nominations each, also including Best...
  • Oscar Nominations: No Repeat of #OscarsSoWhite

    01/24/2017 8:41:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 24, 2017 | Gregg Kilday
    Seven people of color were among the 20 acting nominees, while 'La La Land' earned a record-tying 14 noms and Mel Gibson landed a best director nod.
  • 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!