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  • Martin Luther King Day 2020

    01/20/2020 6:19:42 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 16 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 1-20-20 | MOTUS
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... – Martin Luther King It’s Martin Luther King Day, and all across the land people are once again expressing outrage over the lack of diversity in this year’s Oscar nominees. It’s like 2015, the first time Hollywood people of color protested #OscarsSoWhite. 2015: Obama joined David Oyelowo, who portrayed Martin Luther King Jr. in the movie "Selma," and Oprah, who produced the film, in protest against...
  • Stephen King backtracks on diversity comments after criticism

    01/16/2020 8:28:12 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    NBC ^ | Gwen Aviles
    Stephen King appeared to backtrack on his recent comments about "never" considering "diversity in matters of art" after criticism from a number of prominent artists, including Ava DuVernay. "The Shining" writer on Tuesday weighed in on the controversy that ensued after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated a nearly all-white slate for acting Oscars. "For me, the diversity issue did not come up," King, who is a voting member of the Academy, wrote on Twitter of his nominations for the best picture, best adapted screenplay and best original screenplay categories. "That said, I would never consider diversity...
  • Storm as Hollywood icon from Malaga in Spain, Antonio Banderas, classified as coloured for Oscars

    01/15/2020 3:27:13 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 87 replies
    EuroWeekly ^ | 14 Jan 2020 | Dilip Kunur
    The inclusion of Spanish actor Antonio Banderas as one of the few “coloured” Oscar nominees by some U.S. media has sparked controversy and an immediate reaction from social networks, which have been quick to point out that he is European and white. Hollywood publications such as Deadline and Vanity Fair mentioned Banderas as one of the few cases of “people of colour”” nominated for Oscars, after Monday’s official announcement of the candidates for the Hollywood Academy Awards. Both newspapers cited Banderas along with African-American actress Cynthia Erivo as the only “black” actors nominated for this year’s Oscars, in the face...
  • Stephen King ignites online fury over controversial Oscars tweets

    01/14/2020 2:22:29 PM PST · by conservative98 · 64 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 14, 2020 | 4:50pm | Ben Cost
    Stephen King is under fire on Twitter after downplaying the role of diversity in selecting this year’s Academy Award nominees. “I would never consider diversity in matters of art. Only quality,” the 72-year-old tweeted on Tuesday. “It seems to me that to do otherwise would be wrong.” In an earlier tweet, King wrote that diversity was not even discussed in the categories he was tasked with nominating. “As a writer, I am allowed to nominate in just 3 categories: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Screenplay,” he explained. “For me, the diversity issue—as it applies to individual actors...
  • Barack and Michelle Obama Get Oscar Nomination for Being The Obamas

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

    01/13/2020 9:03:25 PM PST · by conservative98 · 50 replies
    Jan 13, 2020 | Bryan Alexander
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  • Academy Awards Barely Escape a Reprise of #OscarsSoWhite

    01/13/2020 8:35:19 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    Variety ^ | January 13, 2019 | Adam B. Vary
    Until Issa Rae and John Cho announced “Harriet” star Cynthia Erivo as a nominee for best actress for the 92nd Academy Awards, it was looking increasingly likely that the Oscars were heading for a repeat of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy that drove the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences four years ago to aggressively begin diversifying its membership. Instead, Erivo saved the Academy from the embarrassment of yet another slate of all-white acting nominees — but just barely. This year’s Oscar nominations for acting still managed to shut out a wealth of highly regarded performances by actors of color who...
  • Oscar nominations 2020: ‘Joker’ leads with 11; Greta Gerwig snubbed for best director; complete list of nominees

    01/13/2020 6:49:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 13, 2020 | y Emily Yahr, Sonia Rao, Travis M. Andrews, Elahe Izadi and Bethonie Butler
    “Joker,” the controversial drama about the mentally ill Batman villain that sparked backlash with its realistic depictions of extreme violence, triumphed at the 92nd annual Academy Awards nominations on Monday morning, earning 11 nods, the most of any film. Three films were close behind with 10 nominations: “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Quentin Tarantino’s fictional ode to 1960s Hollywood; “The Irishman,” Martin Scorsese’s mob drama starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci that clocks in at three and a half hours; and “1917,” the World War I epic that centers on two British soldiers on a dangerous...
  • Harvey Weinstein Rape Trial Starts Today With Media & Jury In The Spotlight

    01/06/2020 8:36:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | January 6, 2020 | Dominic Patten
    Over two years after the first exposés on Harvey Weinstein and allegations of rampant sexual harassment and assaults were first published, the Oscar-winning producer’s criminal trial is set to begin today in New York City, kind of. If found guilty of the five felony charges that he faces based on allegations from two women and indictments from a grand jury convened by District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., the 67-year-old Weinstein could face life in prison in what is the first major trial of the #MeToo era.
  • Movie Review: South Korean suspense ‘Parasite’ named Best Film by DC critics

    12/30/2019 3:54:51 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 37 replies
    WTOP DC ^ | Dec 2019 | Jason Fraley
    When Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” became the first Korean film to win the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, it was the worthy culmination of a stellar career. The South Korean master has rattled off gem after gem with a modern monster movie of “Jaws” meets “Godzilla” in “The Host” (2006), a sci-fi social commentary about class divides on an action-packed speeding train in “Snowpiercer” (2013), and a young girl’s adventure to save her beastly friend from a multinational corporation in “Okja” (2017). This week, his latest and arguably greatest work “Parasite” finally received the overdue American affirmation it...
  • Trump Rips ‘Stupid’ Hollywood Elites: The Oscars ‘Failed’ Because ‘They Came After Us’

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

    04/19/2019 1:10:02 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 15 replies
    Variety ^ | April 19, 2019 | MATT DONNELLY and BRENT LANG
    Film director Roman Polanski is suing the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, demanding reinstatement to the storied organization after he was expelled last May. The suit, filed in the state of California, says AMPAS did not follow proper protocol in dismissing him nearly a year ago. The Academy did so “in accordance with the organization’s Standards of Conduct,” they said at the time, adding their leadership expected members to “uphold the Academy’s values of respect for human dignity.” Polanski’s suit says the Academy’s expulsion decision “is not supported by findings, and the Academy’s findings are not supported by...
  • 'He didn't care what race, gender, sexual orientation you were' John Wayne's son defends his father

    03/03/2019 8:13:40 PM PST · by blueplum · 38 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 02 Mar 2019 | James Gordon and Ariel Zilber
    Full Title: 'He didn't care what race, gender, sexual orientation you were': John Wayne's son defends his father over homophobic slur he used in 1971 interview which resurfaced John Wayne’s son says a 1971 Playboy interview in which the famed actor says he ‘believes in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility’ was ‘used out of context.’ Ethan Wayne on Saturday defended his late father, the Oscar-winning star of True Grit and Sands of Iwo Jima, who died of stomach cancer in 1979. John Wayne’s controversial comments about African Americans, homosexuals, and Native Americans in...
  • ‘A Star Is Born’s Sam Elliott On His First Oscar Nomination In 50-Year Career: It’s About Time

    01/22/2019 12:05:40 PM PST · by C19fan · 126 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | January 22, 2019 | Antonia Blyth
    “I think the thing off the top of my head might be, ‘It’s about f***ing time,'” says Sam Elliott, in the wake of his first ever Oscar nomination. “Beyond that, it’s really about the work; it’s just about the creative process. It’s great to be recognized for that, that’s really all it’s about.”
  • Paul Haggis Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Four Women

    01/05/2018 1:34:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 5, 2018
    A civil lawsuit charging Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis with raping a publicist has prompted three additional women to come forward with their own sexual misconduct accusations. One of the new accusers says Haggis forced her to perform X, then raped her. And another of the new women speaking out told the Associated Press that before she managed to run away, Haggis told her, “I need to be inside you.”
  • "meeting" with an Oscar "winner" ...

    02/26/2019 11:40:57 AM PST · by max americana · 24 replies
    vanity ^ | 02/26/2019 | max--MAGA maniac & enemy of leftards
    so the leftards wont pinpoint who I am, "meeting" could be anything from breakfast, lunch or dinner or afternoon tea, office meeting to late beers.. meeting occurred from this morning stretching to yesterday.. Now, I have NOT watched ONE SECOND of these clowns on Sunday and I was only aware of who won who Monday NOON because...I dont give a damn (unlike some Freepers who keep stating they hate Hollywood yet kept posting Oscar threads) Meeting (could be restaurant/office etc): execs, big shots stand-up shake hands with the dumb ass, congratulating and drooling all over him and a few of...
  • The coolest thing about the Oscars that you probably missed? The CIA's live tweets

    02/26/2019 2:57:33 AM PST · by blueplum · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 25 Feb 2019 | Michelle Lou and Saeed Ahmed
    CNN)In a sea of users live-tweeting the Oscars last night, one account stood out: the CIA. Apparently, the agency is into movies -- especially "Black Panther." Throughout the night, the CIA Twitter feed explored the feasibility of the technology seen in the Marvel superhero flick. The agency also tested its followers' knowledge of metals, asking if they thought the fictional metal vibranium is real...
  • Boring Oscars proves Hollywood 'in some ways is over,' Tucker Carlson says

    02/25/2019 11:12:05 PM PST · by knighthawk · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 25 2019 | Victor Garcia
    Tucker Carlson declared Sunday night’s Academy Awards irrelevant in a blistering takedown Monday night. “Hollywood in some ways is over. It’s diminishing in its power and its reach,” Carlson told guest Mark Steyn on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” Steyn lamented that the Academy Awards ceremony was filled with “pious, earnest, boring virtue signaling” and that all the things that made the event great were no longer a part of the show.
  • The 2019 Oscars got (slightly) better ratings without a host (Second Lowest Rated of all time)

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

    02/25/2019 8:57:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | 02/25/2019 | Pat Garofalo
    When the Oscars 2019 are handed out this weekend, some important players are sure to go unrecognized: US taxpayers. That’s a shame. After all, they paid to subsidize many of the movies that will take home the biggest awards. Of the Best Picture nominees, “Black Panther,” “A Star is Born,” “Vice” and “Green Book” all feasted on tax breaks from states they filmed in. Just about every year, the bulk of the films in the Best Picture category have some of their bills covered by taxpayers. Cities and states spend tens of billions annually subsidizing corporations that do everything from...