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  • Kirstie Alley Says New Oscars Inclusion Requirements ‘A Disgrace To Artists Everywhere’

    09/12/2020 3:50:29 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 37 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 9/10/20 | Alicia Luke
    The Academy of Motion Pictures has announced that no film will be allowed to enter the race for an Oscar unless they meet politically correct “diversity quotas.” “This is a disgrace to artists everywhere…can you imagine telling Picasso what had to be in his f***ing paintings,” tweeted Kirstie Alley. “You people have lost your minds. Control artists, control individual thought .. OSCAR ORWELL.” Kristie Alley later deleted the above tweet and clarified that she supports diversity and inclusion but opposes the mandating of it. On Tuesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) released its new guidelines for...
  • Hello ‘Social Justice’ Oscar Awards, Goodbye Hollywood

    09/11/2020 6:07:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2020 | Jeff Davidson
    Curious and terrible things have happened to the Oscars since the turn of the century. We are no longer assured that acting awards are dispensed for the pure art of acting. More often, they are given to actors who’ve taken on specific roles that the Hollywood establishment deems to be appropriate for society. And now, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has levied draconian, hiring-related quotas on which films may be deemed “Oscar-worthy.”  Acting awards today, in particular, are often 'social justice' acting awards. If an actor portrays someone who has victim' status, the probability of that actor...
  • Motion Picture Academy's New Standards for Diversity at the Oscars Kills Artistic Expression

    09/10/2020 5:52:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2020 | Brad Slager
    Sure, that is a hyperbolic and overly dramatized conclusion when looking over the newly released standards set forth by the Motion Picture Academy of Arts And Sciences, the governing body that produces The Oscars. Yet when looking over the new list of requirements the academy will be adopting in 2024 for qualifying films there is no mistaking that their requirement of thresholds to be met for diversity hiring is nothing other than veiled affirmative action. Look, nobody outside the industry itself pretends The Oscars are about true merit and artistic excellence. The years of studios campaigning and bribing to sway...
  • Films Will Be Required to Meet Diversity Quotas to Be Eligible for Best Picture Oscar Beginning in 2024

    09/09/2020 7:33:15 AM PDT · by karpov · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | September 9. 2020 | Brittany Bernstein
    Ahead of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy’s fifth anniversary, the Academy has announced a new set of inclusion requirements films must meet to be awards-eligible. To be eligible for best picture, films must meet the standards of two out of four categories laid out in a press release on Tuesday: “Onscreen Representation, Themes and Narratives,” “Creative Leadership and Project Team,” “Industry Access and Opportunities” and “Audience Development.” Recent best picture nominees including “1917” and “The Irishman” may have struggled to meet the new onscreen standards that will require at least one of the following criterion to be met: at least one of...
  • It didn’t seem possible, but the Oscar Awards are going to be even woker than ever

    09/09/2020 7:57:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/09/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    The 92nd Academy Awards show was one of the last big events in 2020 before life stopped for the Wuhan Virus. If people had known about a future of masks and isolation, maybe more Americans would have watched than the record low of 23.6 million viewers. But then again, perhaps not, given that winners cannot seem to stop lecturing Americans for being hate-filled, racist, misogynistic yutzes. The smart thing for the Academy to do in the face of a seemingly unstoppable ratings hemorrhage would be to make the Oscar show more friendly to the viewers. The Academy could nominate...
  • Oscars announce new diversity and inclusion standards for best picture nominees

    09/08/2020 8:27:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09 08 2020 | John Bowden
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a new set of standards for the Academy Awards's best picture category on Tuesday as part of efforts to improve representation in film for underrepresented racial minorities, women, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities. A statement on the Academy's website detailed four categories of standards for films, at least two of which a film must meet in order to be considered for a best picture nomination. The four standards deal with a variety of issues including on-screen representation for actors and actresses of underrepresented groups in both casting and in the...
  • Oscar Shakes Up Best Picture Eligibility Standards; Strict New Diversity Requirements Take Full Effect In 2024

    09/08/2020 5:55:30 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 83 replies
    Deadline ^ | September 8, 2020 | Pete Hammond
    As promised when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its Academy Aperture 2025 initiative in June, new standards of representation and inclusion have been announced by AMPAS today that will gradually be put in place for the 94th (2022) and 95th (2023) Oscars, but in full effect beginning with the 96th Academy Awards in 2024. In its most dramatic swing towards true diversity, Oscar is laying down significant requirements in order to be eligible for Hollywood’s most sought after prize: Best Picture. Having at least one Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, Black/African American, Indigenous/Native American/Alaskan Native, Middle Eastern/North African, Native...
  • Congratulations, Dummies: You Canceled the First Black Oscar Winner

    07/02/2020 6:22:46 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 32 replies
    Now that we’re in the book-burning stage of the revolution, Black Lives Matter has managed to cancel one of the most historically significant films in American history. And in doing so, they have all but erased the film career of the first black Oscar winner. Nice going, idiots! What’s your next trick going to be? Burning down all the grocery stores in black neighborhoods? Oh, wait… During the ongoing streaming wars that have been happening under the radar, entertainment companies are gobbling up the rights to classic films. Each company hopes that its exclusive content will be enough reason for...
  • 2021 Oscars May Be Postponed, Hopefully Forever

    05/20/2020 6:07:04 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 50 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 20 May 2020 | Jim Treacher
    Where were you when you learned that drinking cows’ milk is evil? You were in front of the TV watching the 2020 Academy Awards, that’s where. And if you weren’t, you heard about it anyway because it’s the only thing about this year’s Oscars that anybody remembers. The Joker scolded everybody for putting milk in our cereal, and he was totally not kidding. Joaquin Phoenix was also one of the few Oscar winners this year who was in a movie anybody saw, so he should be able to say whatever he wants. I raise a glass of 2% and toast...
  • Oscars Will Consider Films That Didn’t Play in Theaters as Part of New Academy Rules

    05/02/2020 12:56:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Variety ^ | Apr 28, 2020 | Marc Malkin
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has tweaked its Oscar eligibility rules in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. During a meeting on Tuesday, the board of governors approved a temporary hold on the requirement that a film needs a seven-day theatrical run in a commercial theater in Los Angeles County to qualify for the Oscars. Instead, films will be allowed to be released digitally without playing in theaters. However, that doesn’t mean any movie premiering on a streaming service is eligible for Oscar gold. To be considered, the streamed film must have already had a planned theatrical...
  • Women walk out of French 'Oscars' to protest Roman Polanski win

    03/01/2020 12:36:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    NBC 'News' ^ | 2/29/20
    PARIS - Several women walked out of France's film academy as it presented its version of the Oscars on Friday where director Roman Polanski's latest film is up for the most awards. Women's rights activists also protested outside the Paris concert hall where the Cesar awards were being held. Polanski decided to skip the ceremony because of earlier protests by women's groups denouncing the 12 nominations “An Officer and a Spy” received after a French woman brought a new rape accusation against him. A few hundred protesters brandishing signs with phrases such as “Victims, we believe you” and “No to...
  • Trump Torches Parasite For Oscar Win: A Movie From South Korea?! ‘Let’s Get Gone With the Wind Back!’

    02/21/2020 8:29:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 02/20/2020 | By Aidan McLaughlin
    President Donald Trump attacked the 2020 film Parasite at his rally in Colorado Springs Thursday night, complaining that a foreign film won the Academy Award for Best Picture. “How bad were the Academy Awards this year?” Trump, who is president, asked at his 2020 campaign rally. “And the winner is a movie from South Korea. What was that all about? We got enough problems with South Korea, with trade. On top of it, they give them the best movie of the year? Was it good? I don’t know. Let’s get Gone With the Wind, can we get Gone With the...
  • 3:39 / 10:48 The Oscars Finally Address Homelessness! Thank You, Chris Rock

    02/11/2020 11:35:53 AM PST · by ransomnote · 7 replies
    youtube.com ^ | February 10, 2020 | An0maly - News Analysis & Hip-hop
    The video host does a great job of weaving together video of actual slum conditions in LA with clips like the one shown from the Oscars, and commentary contrasting "environmentalism" with the complete indifference to the garbage and disease issues.Click Here To Watch The Video  
  • Ricky Gervais criticizes Oscar speeches that 'lecture everyday, hard working people'

    02/10/2020 4:42:31 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 10 2020 | Judy Kurtz
    Ricky Gervais is warning celebrities against political speeches after a number of them spoke out at the Oscars over the weekend, saying that the comments to "everyday, hard working people" at Hollywood awards shows usually backfire. "I have nothing against the most famous people in the world using their privileged, global platform to tell the world what they believe," the comedian and five-time Golden Globes host tweeted Monday, a day after the 92nd annual Academy Awards. "I even agree with most of it," Gervais said to his more than 14 million followers. "I just tried to warn them that when...
  • Oscars ratings hit all time low with only 23.6million tuning in to watch 'woke snoozefest' - which is six million LESS than last year

    02/10/2020 3:01:25 PM PST · by kevcol · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 10, 2020 | Jennifer Smith
    The Oscars drew just 23million viewers on Sunday night, six million fewer than it did last year. A total of 23.6million tuned in to watch the show on ABC and it got a rating of 5.3 rating among adults 18-49, according to The Hollywood Reporter. . . . Brad Pitt complained about the recent impeachment trial and how former national security adviser John Bolton was not allowed to testify at it. Documentary filmmaker Julia Reichert made a Marxist call 'workers of the world' to 'unite'. Jane Fonda made a statement about waste and Sigourney Weaver said 'all women are superheroes'....
  • Joker Actor Joaquin Phoenix Accepts Best Actor Award at Oscars in Rambling Speech Referencing Cow Insemination and Condemning Cancel Culture

    02/10/2020 1:28:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    Bounding Into Comics ^ | 02/10/2020 | John F. Trent
    Joker actor Joaquin Phoenix accepted the Best Actor award at the Oscars for his role in Joker in a rambling speech that referenced cow insemination and condemned cancel culture. Phoenix began his speech saying, “I’ve been thinking a lot about some of the distressing issues we are facing collectively and I think at times we feel or are made to feel that we champion different causes. But for me I see commonality.” He continued, “I think whether we are talking about gender inequality, or racism, or queer rights, or indigenous rights, or animal rights, we are talking about the fight...
  • Oscar Viewership Hits All-Time Low With 23.6 Million

    02/10/2020 11:29:20 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 84 replies
    Deadline ^ | February 10, 2020 | Nellie Andreeva
    It was a historic 92nd Academy Awards with a first Best Picture recipient not in the English language in Parasite adding an element of surprise to a largely predictable winners list. There was something historic in the ratings for the 2020 Oscars too — an historic low. Last year, the Academy Awards bet on no traditional host, kicked off the night with an energetic performance by Queen and Adam Lambert, employed “not hosts” with Saturday Night Live pedigree (Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph) to do an opening monologue, kept the show’s length under 3.5 hours and created a musical...
  • Jane Fonda Recycles Old Gown for Oscars to Fight Climate Change

    02/10/2020 6:32:28 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/09/2020 | John Binder
    Actress and left-wing activist Jane Fonda wore an old gown she had in her wardrobe to this year’s 92nd Academy Awards to fight climate change. At the Oscars on Sunday evening, Fonda presented the award for Best Picture in an Elie Saab gown that she wore in 2014 to the Cannes Film Festival — a decision she made after being inspired by teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg.
  • The Silver-Tongued Devils of Tinsel Town

    02/10/2020 6:27:12 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-10-20 | MOTUS
    I won’t say much about the Oscars as I didn’t watch them again this year. All I know of the baboons and baboonettes (not racist as I understand the Academy once again snubbed POC) speechifying is what I read in the fake news.But if the “acceptance” speeches were especially good this year - i.e. anti-Trump, pro-progressive causes - you can thank Obama’s former homeboys, head speechwriter Jon Favreau and Tommy (“Dude, that was like two years ago...”) Vietor. They’ve followed the natural career progression from D.C. policy wonk and propagandist to Hollywood PR wonker and propagandist. Barack Obama’s former head...
  • Karl Marx gets shoutout during Barack Obama-produced film’s 2020 Oscars speech

    02/10/2020 6:26:48 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | Feb. 9, 2020 | Tamar Lapin
    “The Communist Manifesto” got a shoutout during the 2020 Oscars. Julia Reichert, the co-director of best documentary winner “American Factory,” which was produced by former President Barack Obama’s new film company, apparently quoted from Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels’ infamous book during her acceptance speech on Sunday night. “Working people have it harder and harder these days — and we believe that things will get better when workers of the world unite,” Reichert said. The quote appeared to be a riff on the last lines of the 1848 political document, which are frequently translated from German as “Workers of the...