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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 nights 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...
  • OPEN LETTER: Dear Leonardo DiCaprio: You Self-Righteous, Hypocritical, Energy-Guzzling Jackass

    03/01/2016 7:22:23 AM PST · by StevenCrowder · 43 replies
    www.LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 03/01/16 | Steven Crowder
    FULL ARTICLE WITH GIFS AND PROPER FORMATTING IS AVAILABLE AT THE LINK. ONLY CLICK IF YOU WANT TO SUPPORT FREE, CONSERVATIVE CONTENT. Dear Leonardo DiCaprio, We've allbeen hearing a lot about the Oscars lately. As is typically the case whenever celebrities gather, there were just too many bronzedmoments of stupidity to number(see Why Chris Rock's Pathetic Oscar Race-Baiting Was an Epic Fail). Let's cut to the chase. Leonardo DiCaprio, you won your first ever Oscar last night. Way to go! A talented actor "earning" a "prestigious" award should be something everyone can feel good about. Except when said actor opens...
  • Clinton Rape Accuser Thanks Lady Gaga For "Overwhelming" Performance

    03/01/2016 4:33:56 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 1, 2016 | Kaitlan Collins
    Juanita Broaddrick is the Arkansas woman who says Bill Clinton raped her in 1978, and on Twitter Monday, Broaddrick thanked Gaga for her performance that was dedicated to victims of sexual assault.
  • Oscar Charity Girl Scout Cookie Skit: $65K NOT RAISED...SCOUTS HONOR (libs gave $2.5k)

    02/29/2016 4:46:41 PM PST · by drewh · 13 replies
    TMZ ^ | 2/29/2016 2:48 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
    Chris Rock made it look like his battle cry raised a fortune for the Girl Scouts ... sadly, it did not. A Girl Scout rep tells us they sold around 500 boxes of cookies at $5 a pop. That comes to $2,500 ... far short of the 'Oscar tote board' revealing a grand total of $65,243. A rep for the Scouts tells us the $65k number was just a joke ... for the skit. It's possible some of the audience members ordered boxes that would be delivered at a future date. And it looked like the beneficiaries of the loot...
  • Oscar Stars Under Fire For Refusing to Applaud Dressed-Down 'Bag Lady' Who Won for Mad Max

    02/29/2016 2:02:10 PM PST · by drewh · 47 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | 13:43 EST, 29 February 2016 | By COREY CHARLTON FOR MAILONLINE
    Oscar stars have been criticized for failing to clap Jenny Beavan, the winner of Best Costume Design on Mad Max: Fury Road. The British costume designer walked past a group of Hollywood heavyweights as she walked down the aisle to get her gong. Many could be seen eyeballing her unusual choice of clothes and sitting motionless. Spotlight director Tom McCarthy covered his mouth as Beavan walked down the auditorium wearing a faux leather jacket from British high street retailer Marks and Spencer, which she had embellished herself with Swarovski crystals. The jacket is currently on sale for just $60 or...
  • 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: CNNs 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 Foxs Chris Wallace and NBCs Lester Holt. Another box in the broadcast news business is...
  • Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly makes glamorous appearance at Vanity Fair Oscars after party [tr]

    02/29/2016 10:11:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 69 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 29, 2016 | Corey Charlton
    Megyn Kelly appeared to put her escalating feud with Donald Trump to one side to make a dazzling appearance at the famous Vanity Fair after party. The Fox News anchor attended the party with author husband Douglas Brunt and was pictured arriving in a dazzling full length black dress. Held at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, there she rubbed shoulders with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Chris Rock, Jessica Alba and Jennifer Garner.
  • 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...
  • Chris Rock transforms Oscars into biting racial commentary

    02/29/2016 9:06:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Yahoo News via Reuters ^ | 02/29/2016 | Steve Gorman
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Chris Rock launched his return stint as Oscar host on Sunday by immediately and unabashedly confronting the racially charged elephant in the room - the furor over the all-white field of performers nominated for Hollywood's highest honors. In an opening monologue peppered with biting commentary about what he described as "sorority"-style discrimination pervading the film industry, Rock set the stage for a night of running gags that repeatedly returned to themes of racial politics. In doing so, he transformed a glittering awards show long known for self-reverential pomp into a 3 1/2-hour live ABC telecast...
  • 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 Clintons 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 MTVs 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 Rocks 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, Im here at the Academy Awards, otherwise known as the white Peoples Choice Awards. You realize if they nominated hosts, I wouldnt 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. Irritu 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. Thats down 6% from the 24.6/39 that the ceremony got last year in early results from the 56 markets across the country....
  • Pols and Celebrities. BANG!

    02/29/2016 6:22:28 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-29-2016 | MOTUS
    I didnt watch the Oscars last night. We have guests and they (wisely) chose to binge-watch Lillehammer instead. So I cant give you my usual fashion review, butt the WaPo covered the Red Carpet pretty well if youre interested. And dont even start on me about the lack of D-I-V-E-R-S-I-T-Y.I think this is plenty diverse, if you know what I mean. And I think you do.Nobody really cares who won any of the awards anyhow since nobody goes to the movies anymore. And why should you when you can watch anything you want on Netflix and eat popcorn with real...
  • Chris Rocks 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,...
  • 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 theyre tweeting about.
  • The 88th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony: The Oscars

    02/28/2016 5:00:36 PM PST · by drewh · 140 replies
    Exclusive red carpet coverage begins at 7e|4p, immediately followed by the awards ceremony at 8:30e|5:30p. Tune-in to ABC on your television or live stream* the Oscars at ABC.com or the WATCH ABC app. *Live stream requires participating TV provider account and is available in Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, and San Francisco.
  • 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...
  • Black actors ready for Chris Rock to shake up Oscar show

    02/22/2016 2:42:53 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 38 replies
    AP ^ | 22 Feb 16 | MORGAN EVANS
    Guests at the first American Black Film Festival Honors are ready for Chris Rock to shake up the Oscars. Don Cheadle, Ice Cube, Adina Porter and Michelle Mitchenor are among the entertainers eager to hear the comedian's take on Hollywood's diversity crisis when he hosts Sunday's Academy Awards. "I think this could be a watershed moment for what he does, and there's nobody better suited to do it, so I hope he goes in," Cheadle said Sunday at the inaugural ABFF awards ceremony, where he accepted the Excellence in the Arts award. "I hope he skewers everybody, which is what...
  • 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...
  • There's talk about bringing back the Black Oscars

    02/05/2016 5:23:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 3, 2016 | Tre'vell Anderson
    They gathered at the Beverly Wilshire, the men in tuxes, the women draped in evening gowns. The finest black talent in Hollywood was there that night in 2002, Quincy Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Morgan Freeman, James Lassiter, Doug McHenry and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs among them. It was an annual gathering held at one posh hotel or another on the eve of the Academy Awards. Officially, it was called the Tree of Life Awards. But most people called it by its informal name: the Black Oscars.
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • THE OSCARS BLACKOUT PROTEST

    01/25/2016 7:00:22 AM PST · by CondorFlight · 43 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 1/25/16 | Danusha V. Goska
    The Oscar Blackout protesters are peddling a neurotoxin to African Americans. "You are helpless", they insist. "Organized and all-powerful white supremacists control every detail of life. You can do nothing to create art. Your only hope is to note every moment when white people appear to have more than you. Rage against and envy that greater amount of something. The more angry and destructive the protest, the better. Think Ferguson, think Baltimore. Shame, mock, and vilify whites. Only then can the good things of life be yours." This message ruins lives.
  • Clint Eastwood: ‘Hey Liberals, Most people DON’T Win’

    01/25/2016 4:58:04 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Louder with Crowder ^ | 01/24/16 | Steven Crowder
    15889 twitter icon TWITTER email icon EMAIL more icon Clint Eastwood: 'Hey Liberals, Most people DON'T Win' Steven Crowder Sunday January 24 2016 Clint Eastwood is probably the most badass conservative celebrity in existence, so of course you know leftists hate him (see PC Liberals Furious At Clint Eastwood Over Caitlyn Jenner Joke...). Clint Eastwood discussing the Oscars? "I don't know anything about it. I just don't that there are 1,000 people in the Academy and most of them haven't won Oscars. A lot of people are crying I guess." agree, it was for the most part a benign quote...
  • Danny DeVito On Oscars Diversity Controversy: "We Are A Bunch Of Racists"

    01/24/2016 9:20:12 AM PST · by EveningStar · 96 replies
    Deadline ^ | January 23, 2016 | Ross A. Lincoln
    While on the scene at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend, Danny DeVito took a moment to comment on the tinderbox subject diversity in the entertainment industry, and the actor-producer didn't mince words at all. Bluntly attributing the lack of diversity in Hollywood and subsequently in awards-recognized films to systemic racism, he said that "it's unfortunate that the entire country is a racist country."
  • 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...
  • Oscar-Winning Producer Denounces "Spoiled Brats" Crying "Racism"

    01/23/2016 5:49:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1/22/2016 7:00am PST | Paul Bond
    Gerald Molen, a voting member of the Academy who earned a best picture Oscar for producing Schindler's List, has some very choice words for the "spoiled brats" who are crying racism over the lack of diversity in the nominations this time around. "There is no racism except for those who create an issue. That is the worst kind. Using such an ugly way of complaining," Molen told The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday. So far, Spike Lee, Michael Moore, Jada Pinkett Smith and her husband Will Smith have said they will not attend the Oscars because all of the 20 acting...
  • 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....
  • 'Outrageous, ignorant and offensive': Chelsea Clinton slams Oscar-nominated..Charlotte Rampling [tr]

    01/22/2016 4:40:47 PM PST · by C19fan · 94 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 22, 2016 | Staff
    Chelsea Clinton launched a scathing attack on actress Charlotte Rampling on Friday in anger over her comments about the Oscars race row. Hillary's daughter took to Twitter and blasted the veteran actress and Oscar nominee. Rampling entered the debate early on Friday saying that plans to boycott the Oscars were misguided and calls to get more minority nominees were 'anti-white racism'. Clinton called her standpoint 'outrageous, ignorant and offensive'.
  • Charlotte Rampling Says Oscars Uproar Is ‘Racist to White People’

    01/22/2016 7:52:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 65 replies
    Time ^ | January 22, 2016 | Daniel White
    Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling says the current uproar over the diversity of this year’s Academy Awards is unfair to the white actors who were nominated. “It is racist to whites,” Rampling, who is nominated for best actress for her role in the British film 45 Years, told French radio station Europe 1 on Friday morning, in comments that were translated from French.
  • Baz Bamigboye: Sorry, most (black actors) aren't good enough (for Oscars) this year

    01/21/2016 7:14:35 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-21-2016 | Baz Bamigboye
    When Sidney Poitier became the first black actor to win an Oscar for best leading man in 1963, much of America was scandalised as the actress Anne Bancroft presented him with the award and gave him a congratulatory kiss on the cheek. To many, such inter-racial contact was taboo. Today, when so many of the most successful people in showbiz -- and in all other walks of life -- are of ethnic origin, such a reaction seems grotesque. ... The Academy should not follow the route of positive discrimination, or stipulations on how many nominations should go to minorities. That...
  • Trump On Diversity At Oscars: 'The Whites' Don't Get BET Nominations

    01/21/2016 11:31:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    TPM ^ | 01/21/2016 | By Caitlin MacNeal
    Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he was "sad" that no black actors were nominated for an Academy Award, but noted that white people are not nominated for any Black Entertainment Television Awards. "I think it's a tough situation. I think it's really sad," Trump said on "Fox and Friends" when asked about the lack of black nominees. He then mentioned Fox News contributor Stacey Dash's earlier comments on the show, where she said, "If we don't want segregation then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the [NAACP] Image Awards, where you...
  • 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.
  • Will Smith Confirms He’ll Boycott Oscars: ‘Diversity is the American Superpower’

    01/21/2016 10:20:42 AM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 133 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/21/16
    Will Smith will be joining his wife Jada Pinkett Smith in boycotting the 88th Academy Awards over this year’s all-white acting nominees, the actor said on Thursday’s Good Morning America on ABC. “My wife’s not going. It would be awkward for me to show up with Charlize [Theron],” Smith joked to Robin Roberts. “No, we’ve discussed it, and we’re a part of this community, but at this current time, we’re uncomfortable to stand there and say this is okay.” Pinkett Smith posted a video online last Sunday, in which she lamented the treatment of black actors in entertainment. “Maybe it...
  • OPEN LETTER: Dear George Clooney: You Prejudiced, Pompous, Dumbass…

    01/21/2016 7:10:11 AM PST · by StevenCrowder · 24 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 01/21/2016 | Steven Crowder
    Obviously the piece is better at the original link (gifs and videos) but I've pasted the text below. Dear George Clooney, Ah, so it looks like you’ve decided to weigh in on the fake outrage of the day. I’m speaking of course of the boycotting of the Oscars being “too white.” I was wondering when you’d find the time to self-importantly chime in. South Park didn’t devote an entire episode to your “smugness” for nothing. Let me see if I’m reading you correctly... “If you think back 10 years ago, the Academy was doing a better job. Think about how...
  • Will Smith blasts Oscars for lack for diversity and says he'll be skipping awards ceremony [tr]

    01/21/2016 6:25:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 55 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 21, 2016 | Snejana Farberov
    Will Smith broke his silence this morning about the controversy surrounding his wife’s Oscar boycott, saying that he also won’t be attending this year’s ceremony because he believes that Hollywood is ‘going in the wrong direction’ when it comes to diversity. The 47-year-old star of Concussion sat down with ABC’s Robin Roberts on Good Morning America to share his thoughts on this year’s overwhelmingly white Academy Award nominations, and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s videotaped call to action ‘I think that diversity is the American superpower. That's why we're great,’ he told Roberts.
  • 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.
  • Lupita Nyong'o criticizes Academy Award voters for 'unconscious prejudice' as [tr]

    01/20/2016 11:55:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 20, 2016 | Chris Spargo
    Lupita Nyong'o is the latest star to address the complete lack of diversity among this year's acting nominees for the Academy Award. The actress, who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2014 for her performance in 12 Years a Slave, wrote on Instagram; 'I am disappointed by the lack on inclusion in this year's Academy Award nominations. 'It has me thinking about unconscious prejudice and what merits prestige in our culture.'
  • Trump On The Oscars: ‘It’s Really Sad.’ People Don’t Complain The BET Awards Are Too Black

    01/20/2016 9:16:47 AM PST · by rktman · 50 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/20/2016 | Christian Datoc
    During a Wednesday morning interview on "Fox & Friends," Republican front-runner criticized the group of celebrities boycotting the Academy Awards on the grounds they are "too white." "I think it's really sad," noted the real estate tycoon. "I think it's a tough situation. I saw somebody on your show today say, 'well, what do we do with BET?' Whites don't get any nominations, and I thought it was an amazing interview. I'd never even thought of it from that standpoint.
  • Academy Members Defend Their Oscar Votes: "To Imply We Are Racists... (PeeCee snake bites them)

    01/20/2016 9:06:22 AM PST · by FiddlePig · 35 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1/20/2016 | Scott Feinberg
    It has been a week of uncomfortable conversations in Hollywood. While many agree that the Academy's overwhelmingly white membership does play a role in the types of films and performances that get Oscar attention, some white members privately express resentment over accusations of racism in failing to nominate a single nonwhite actor or anoint Straight Outta Compton a best picture candidate. Penelope Ann Miller, best known for Carlito's Way and The Artist, is a member of the actors branch that could have nominated Creed's Michael B. Jordan, Concussion's Will Smith, The Hateful Eight's Samuel L. Jackson or Beasts of No...
  • Refusniks and Bad Pennies

    01/20/2016 6:33:37 AM PST · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-20-2016 | MOTUS
    It appears that the freed Iranians in our latest felons for hostages swap are refusniks: they refused to go home to their beloved Iran. That’s right, they decided to stay right here in the good old US of A enjoying the freedoms guaranteed by our constitition. Because America needs a few more illegal alien felons roaming about. The good news: at least none of them are known terrorists. Still, they are free to roam about the country continuing their lucrative careers by jeopardizing national security, violating (newly imposed) trade sanctions and hacking into unsecured servers in the former Secretary of...
  • Al Sharpton to organize Oscars TV boycott (schadenfreude alert)

    01/20/2016 6:10:49 AM PST · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 19, 2016 | David K. Li
    The Rev. Al Sharpton vowed Tuesday to organize a national "tune out" of the Oscars for its failure for the second year in a row to nominate a single black actor or director for an award. Sharpton's National Action Network said it plans to work with activists and advocacy groups in hopes that Americans "will turn off anything that does not represent the broad cultural and diverse contributions of American entertainment."
  • 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...