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  • 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...
  • Trump slams Spike Lee for ‘racist hit’ during Oscars speech

    02/25/2019 8:07:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    New York Post ^ | 02/25/2019 | Mark Moore
    President Trump slammed Oscar winner Spike Lee for making a “racist hit” on him during his Academy Award acceptance speech Sunday night.“Be nice if Spike Lee could read his notes, or better yet not have to use notes at all, when doing his racist hit on your President, who has done more for African Americans (Criminal Justice Reform, Lowest Unemployment numbers in History, Tax Cuts,etc.) than almost any other Pres!,” Trump tweeted on Monday morning.Lee was accepting an Oscar for best-adapted screenplay for his movie “BlackKklansman” when he referred to the upcoming 2020 presidential election.“Before the world tonight, I...
  • What You Did Not Miss At The Oscars

    02/25/2019 7:58:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 02/25/2019 | Bruce Bawer
    Who watches the Academy Awards anymore? Movies are worse than ever. TV is better than ever. Who wants to go to a movie theater nowadays and worry about picking up bedbugs from the seats, having a rat scurry up your leg in the dark, or getting into a fracas with some psycho over the armrest? I haven’t seen any of the films nominated for an Oscar this year, and didn’t even realize the Oscars were being televised last night until a couple of hours before the show came on. But I watched it anyway. Not because I cared who...
  • The Best Actors and Actresses Who Have Yet to Win an Oscar

    02/25/2019 7:55:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 110 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/25/2019 | John Ellis
    Now that the 2019 Academy Award nominations have been announced, it's time to begin the handwringing over what the Oscars got wrong. Since, for the first time in decades, I haven't watched any of the movies nominated (I tried to watch Black Panther, but found it so boring I fell asleep about twenty minutes in), I am going to direct my outrage at the continued snubs of actors and actresses who are really good at their craft. Ranked below are the best living actors and actresses who have yet to win an Oscar for acting. Frankly, it's astounding that Jared...
  • Watch — Spike Lee at Oscars: Americans Must ‘Mobilize’ Against Trump in 2020

    02/25/2019 7:20:38 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 2/25/2019 | John Binder
    BlacKkKlansman director Spike Lee lectured Americans during the 2019 Academy Awards on Sunday evening, suggesting voters must reject President Trump in next year’s presidential election. While accepting his award for Best Adapted Screenplay for “BlacKkKlansman,” Lee said Americans must “all mobilize” for the 2020 presidential election to “all be on the right side of history.”
  • Billy Porter Just Wore a Tuxedo Dress to the Oscars

    02/24/2019 4:22:37 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 82 replies
    MSN ^ | 02/24/2019 | Erica Gonzales
    Billy Porter isn't playing around on the Oscars red carpet tonight. The Pose star arrived ready to snatch wigs in an actual tuxedo gown by Christian Siriano, which looked worthy of its own Academy Award. The velvety look featured silk lapels, white ruffled sleeves, a black bowtie, and a voluminous ball skirt. To say Porter slayed in the ensemble in an understatement.
  • Am I Alone In Having NOT Watched Any Oscar Movies? [Monday Morning Vanity]

    02/25/2019 5:14:31 AM PST · by Reno89519 · 178 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | February 25, 2019 | Reno89519
    Reading through the list of Oscar winners, I realize that I have not watched a single one of these movies. Not one. Not only not the winners, but none of the nominees. Am I alone in this?
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday-Monday 2/24-2/25/2019

    02/25/2019 3:56:29 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/24/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    In what could be interpreted as Turkish reaction to President Trump's decision to keep US troops in Syria after saying they would be withdrawn back in December, the Turkish Interior Minister says his government will reveal the links between Kurdish groups considered terrorists by Turkeu and American generals..... Hundreds of suspected Islamic State fighters have been turned over to Iraqi authorities by Kurdish forces operating in eastern Syria...... President Trump tweeted Sunday evening that sufficient progress has been made in trade talks with China to delay tariff increases.... The talks between Afghanistan's Taliban and the United States resumed today in...
  • 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.
  • The Oscars stage this year strongly resembles Donald Trump’s hair

    02/24/2019 9:02:36 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 24, 2019 | Chris Perez
    Once you’ve seen it, you can’t unsee it. Social media users are convinced that the Oscars stage was inspired this year by President Trump’s hair. “I can’t be the only one saying this,” wrote Tom Piechura on Twitter. “Anyone else seeing President Trumps hair in the 2019 Oscars stage?” another person asked. “Maybe it is a tribute,” a third user said. The set — which was created by Tony-nominated Broadway production designer David Korins, of “Hamilton” — was supposed to represent “inclusion and humanity, femininity and beauty,” but all anyone seemed to think about was Trump’s pompadour.
  • Oscars 2019: Winners List (Updating Live)

    02/24/2019 8:17:13 PM PST · by conservative98 · 85 replies
    THR ^ | 2/24/2019 | THR Staff
    'Bohemian Rhapsody' picks up four wins while 'Roma' and 'Black Panther' nab three honors and 'Green Book' claims two so far.