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  • Infamous child rapist, molester may get another shot at an Oscar

    07/06/2019 3:39:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 6, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Well, isn’t this just special? Normally, when we hear any stories about convicted child rapist Roman Polanski, it has something to do with our continually unsuccessful efforts to extradite him from Poland or somewhere else in Europe so we can bring him back to California for sentencing and imprisonment. But this week a different sort of story was breaking in Hollywood. Due to a recent change in the rules for how France selects a nominee for best foreign film at the Oscars, the serial pedophile may be able to qualify for that honor. (Hollywood Reporter) When France announced it will...
  • 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...
  • Dev Patel's 'Hotel Mumbai' removed from New Zealand theatres after Christchurch mosque attacks

    03/18/2019 12:49:56 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    DNA ^ | March 18, 2019 | DNA Web Team
    Dev Patel's movie Hotel Mumbai has been pulled from New Zealand cinemas in the wake of the recent attacks at a mosque in Christchurch. Starring the Oscar-nominated actor, along with Armie Hammer, Anupam Kher and Jason Isaacs in pivotal roles, Hotel Mumbai is based on the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks which left more than 160 people dead. It displays the story of Taj Hotel staff that risked their lives to keep the guests and other people safe during one of the darkest days for the financial capital of India. According to a report by NZ Herald, Icon Film Distribution released...
  • Spike Lee ‘furious’ when ‘Green Book’ won best picture Oscar, attempted to storm out of theater

    02/24/2019 9:26:57 PM PST · by Borges · 162 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/24/2019
    Spike Lee, the famed director whose “BlacKkKlansman,” was up for a best picture award at the Oscars on Sunday night, reportedly attempted to storm out of the Dolby Theatre after it was announced that “Green Book” won the award. He walked toward the back of the auditorium and, according to a reporter for Deadline, got into what appeared to be an intense conversation with the writer Jordan Peele. The report said that he turned his back to the stage during the speech.
  • 91st Academy Awards Live Thread 2/24/19

    02/24/2019 5:39:32 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 209 replies
    ABC Network | 2/24/19 | Self
    I want to see if Sam Elliot wins...I saw A Star Is Born today...
  • Academy Awards Confirms No Oscar Host for Telecast

    02/06/2019 3:39:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    The Oscars ceremony will not have an official host this year, an Academy spokesperson confirmed to NBC News. Variety reported earlier that the Oscars will instead recruit stars for various roles in place of "one marquee name to kick things off in a monologue filled with Trump zingers." Comedian Kevin Hart in December stepped down from hosting the Oscars after past homophobic tweets resurfaced. ABC's new entertainment chief says this year's pre-Oscars disarray had an upside.
  • Michel Legrand, Oscar-Winning Composer, Dies at 86

    02/01/2019 10:30:10 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 18 replies
    https://variety.com ^ | January 26, 2019 | Jon Burlingame
    Michel Legrand, three-time Oscar winner and composer of such classic film songs as “The Windmills of Your Mind,” “I Will Wait for You,” “You Must Believe in Spring” and “What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?,” along with the groundbreaking musical score for “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,” has died. He was 86.
  • The Message of the Oscar Nominations: You’d Better Have a Social Message

    01/22/2019 3:53:06 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    Variety ^ | January 21, 2019 | Owen Gleiberman
    Each year at the Left Coast crack of dawn, when the Oscar nominations are announced, there’s generally at least one major nomination many pundits were predicting that fails to materialize. When that happens, entertainment media tends to rise up as one and say the s-word: snub. In truth, it’s not usually a snub; it’s just somebody getting passed over for other nominees who were loved a little more than the conventional wisdom realized. That’s why the chatter about it tends to get worn out by the end of the day. But when the nominations were announced this morning, and it...
  • Harvey Weinstein bragged about having sex with Jennifer Lawrence: Lawsuit

    12/16/2018 12:33:26 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 65 replies
    Canoe ^ | December 14, 2018, Updated: December 15, 2018 | unattributed, RadarOnline
    Harvey Weinstein boasted that he had sex with Jennifer Lawrence, according to new court documents obtained by RadarOnline.com. In the papers filed by Jane Doe in Los Angeles she alleges Weinstein bragged about bedding the 28-year-old Oscar winner. The woman claims Weinstein, 66, acted inappropriately when they met in New York to talk about a film called Vampire Academy. After their dinner meeting the pair went to his office where she claims he kneeled in front of her and performed oral sex. When she started crying Weinstein responded: "I slept with Jennifer Lawrence and look where she is; she has...
  • Hollywood's Slow Suicide

    03/08/2018 4:59:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    Well, the Oscars sure did suck, didn’t they? I used to watch them because I love movies, now I watched them for work purposes. And it felt like work. Judging by the ratings, the way I felt watching them was not unique, and a lot of people did not show up for work that day. The 2018 Oscars were the lowest rated in history due, in part, to the movies the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated (they really embraced movies the public has shown no interest in), but mostly due to the show itself. They can try...
  • Ratings Collapse: Early Numbers Show Oscar Telecast Hit All-Time Low

    03/05/2018 7:34:12 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 5, 2018 | John Nolte
    The ratings for Sunday night’s telecast of the 90th annual Academy Awards collapsed by a whopping 16 percent, which would mean an all-time low, according to early estimates. Variety reports that the “8 p.m.-11 p.m. portion of ABC’s telecast averaged an 18.9 household rating and 32 share in Nielsen’s metered market overnight ratings … That’s down about 16% from the 22.5/37 rating generated by the 2017 Oscars.” According to Deadline, the “18.9 appears to be an all-time low for the Oscars, below the previous low ratings point for the Oscars, logged with the 2008 telecast (21.9).” The ratings will be...
  • TV Ratings: Oscars Drop to All-Time Low 26.5 Million Viewers [-19%]

    03/05/2018 1:10:56 PM PST · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 03-05-2018 | Michael O'Connell
    The telecast stumbles an unfortunate 19 percent from 2017. A comparatively uneventful Oscar telecast led the way on TV Sunday night — though updated numbers have the telecast somewhat predictably stumbling to an all-time low. The telecast, nearly four hours long, stumbled 19 percent from the previous year to 26.5 million viewers. That's easily the least-watched Oscars in history, trailing 2008 by more than 5 million. Overnight returns had the lengthy ABC telecast averaging a 18.9 rating among households between 8 and 11 p.m. ET. Compared to the same stat for 2017, the night the wrong best picture winner was...
  • Oscars ratings at all-time low, early data indicates

    03/05/2018 10:46:13 AM PST · by davikkm · 34 replies
    Los Angeles (AFP) – Early ratings released Monday for ABC’s 90th Academy Awards telecast — one of the more uneventful shows of recent years — stumbled to an-all time low, US media reported. Overnight returns have the near four-hour show averaging an 18.9 overnight Nielsen rating — a number equating roughly to the percentage of America’s estimated 118.4 million households that tuned in — according to trade weeklies Variety and the Hollywood Reporter. That represents a 16 percent drop on last year’s telecast, which will go down in infamy for its disastrous climax, when the wrong movie was briefly awarded...
  • Oscars Ratings Crash and Burn, Again

    03/05/2018 12:07:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed the Oscars last night, host Jimmy Kimmel predictably lectured the country about politics, harped on leftism, went after Fox News and repeatedly made terribly unfunny jokes about Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump. “We don’t make films like ‘Call Me By Your Name’ for money. We make them to upset Mike Pence," Kimmel said.Ahead of the big show Sunday night, Kimmel made it known he would engage in activism from the stage but according to the numbers, it didn't pay off. From TheWrap:  Jimmy Kimmel’s return as Oscars host received an 18.9 rating in Nielsen’s overnight...
  • Frances McDormand's Oscar stolen, suspect arrested for grand theft

    03/05/2018 10:24:08 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 5, 2018 | JOI-MARIE MCKENZIE and JULIE SONE
    Best actress winner Frances McDormand has been reunited with her Oscar after it was stolen from her table inside the Governor's Ball, the official Oscars after-party. The "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" actress was spotted at the party getting her Oscar engraved. The 60-year-old star realized later that it had gone missing.
  • Oscar Ratings Down, Eye All-Time Low In Early Estimates

    03/05/2018 7:10:00 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 72 replies
    Last night’s ceremony drew a 18.9 Live+Same Day rating in the metered market households. That was off 16% from last year’s 22.4 rating, which was a nine-year low. The 18.9 appears to be an all-time low for the Oscars, below the previous low ratings point for the Oscars, logged with the 2008 telecast (21.9), hosted by Jon Stewart, when No Country For Old Men won Best Picture.
  • "Shape of Water" Synopsis

    03/05/2018 7:04:15 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 131 replies
    Self | March 5, 2018 | PJ-Comix
    Creature From the Black Lagoon meets mute woman at a secret space project in Baltimore run by a 5-star general. They bond over hard boiled egges. They also fall in love and mate in a bathtub. Meanwhile a Redneck tortures the Creature with an Alabama Cattle Prod. Even though the Creature is supposed to be vital for space program research, all the scientists and the 5-star general allow the Redneck to continue torturing the creature. Meanwhile the Russkies attempt to kill the Creature via a kind-hearted Commie spy in the project who won't go along with the murder plot. Creature...
  • The 8 Best And 8 Worst Oscar-Winning Songs Of All Time

    03/02/2018 1:47:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/02/2018 | Hans Fiene
    <p>Listen up, Mary J. Blige, Diane Warren, and all the other artists nominated for best original song this year. One of you will win the award. And to save you the trouble, I’ve already written your acceptance speech.</p> <p>“I’d like to thank the Academy. I’d like to, but I can’t. You see, the only reason artists want to win awards is to silence our nagging self-doubt. But it’s impossible for me to finally have confidence that I’m a good songwriter when you’ve also given this award to some of the worst songs ever written. Sure, you’ve given it to some legendary compositions, songs that will live forever in our hearts and memories, but you’ve also given it to some heaping piles of audio dung. So no thanks for a statue offering no proof that I’m actually good at my job.”</p>
  • Street Artist Erects Three Billboards Over Hollywood: "Oscar for Biggest Pedophile Goes to ..."

    02/28/2018 9:48:47 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 28, 2018 | Paul Bond
    The conservative provocateur who calls himself Sabo took aim at Hollywood days before the Academy Awards. With a nod to the Oscar-nominated Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, conservative street artist Sabo has hijacked three billboards in Hollywood to attack the entertainment industry for allegedly shielding pedophiles. Reminiscent of the signage in the Martin McDonagh film, which is up for seven Oscars including best picture, with black text on a field of red, three consecutive billboards in Hollywood sprang up Wednesday, each calling out the industry. “And the Oscar for biggest pedophile goes to…” reads one sign. Another says, “We all...
  • Academy Awards Producers Trying To Tone Down Politics Fearing Low Ratings

    02/24/2018 8:34:10 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 48 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 24, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    The folks behind the Academy Awards are starting to figure out that most Americans don’t want to hear left wing political lectures from movie stars. Ratings for other recent awards shows have been disastrous and they don’t want a repeat of that. The New York Times reported: In This #MeToo Moment, Academy Awards Want to Spotlight the Films “We want to make it as entertaining as possible — reverential and respectful but also fun and emotional,” said Jennifer Todd, one of the lead producers of the Academy Awards, which will be hosted for the second year in a row by...