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  • Trump tears into the 'politically correct and boring' Oscars for 'promoting the Democrats', calls for a name change and demands they bring back a 'great' host after record low TV ratings

    04/28/2021 12:51:47 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 28 2021 | NIKKI SCHWAB
    Former President Donald Trump mocked the Oscars for receiving the lowest ratings in history, suggesting the failure was intertwined with Hollywood promoting the Democratic Party. In a statement sent out mid-day Tuesday, Trump also said the Oscars should revert to the classier name, the Academy Awards. 'What used to be called The Academy Awards, and now is called the "Oscars" - a far less important and elegant name - had the lowest Television Ratings in recorded history, even much lower than last year, which set another record low,' Trump wrote.
  • PIERS MORGAN: RIP The Oscars – these grim, woke-ravaged, fun-devoid awards were a howlingly dull train-wreck that killed the Hollywood dream stone dead

    04/27/2021 12:12:08 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 27 2021 | Piers Morgan
    The howl was loud, prolonged, anguished and animated. Actress Frances McDormand's bizarre imitation of a wolf was comfortably the most surprising and interesting part of this year's Oscars. And although there was a heartfelt story behind it – she was paying tribute to a sound engineer on her movie Nomadland named Michael Wolf Snyder who took his life earlier this year – the howl perfectly encapsulated my own feelings watching the most unwatchable Academy Awards in history.
  • Exclusive — Amanda Milius on the Oscars: Hollywood’s Abandonment of ‘Half of America’ Made It ‘Culturally Irrelevant’

    04/26/2021 7:28:06 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Robert Kraychik
    Filmmaker Amanda Milius told Breitbart News on Monday that Hollywood undermined its own influence over America by abandoning conservatives. Ambition within the entertainment industry blocks Hollywood insiders from publicly criticizing false orthodoxies espoused by their peers, Milius stated on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow, author of Breaking the News: Exposing the Establishment Media’s Hidden Deals and Secret Corruption. She noted Tinseltown’s decades of direct and indirect left-wing political advocacy. “What Hollywood is — and what it’s always been — is a bunch of people who seek relevance and influence more than anything,” she remarked. “Nobody’s going to...
  • New York Times' 'Fauci Awards' draw social media ridicule: 'Embarrassing'

    04/26/2021 8:51:09 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 04/26/2021 | Cortney O'Brien
    The New York Times opinion page reposted a satirical 2020 "Fauci Awards" ceremony to its Twitter page ahead of the 93rd Academy Awards on Sunday, showing to some critics that the press has not lost its fervor for the public health official. The Fauci Awards, the Times explains in the video, is a ceremony named for infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, to celebrate the country's public health officials and insist Americans show them respect. The left-leaning opinion section originally posted the satire in November and reposted it ahead of the Oscars.
  • 2021 Oscars open with Regina King power walk, George Floyd mention and almost no masks to be seen

    04/25/2021 10:28:32 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 29 replies
    aol ^ | April 25, 2021 | ETHAN ALTER
    The 93rd Annual Academy Awards were always going to look a little different than past years due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In the opening moments, last year's Best Supporting Actress winner, Regina King, grabbed a statue from outside of Los Angeles Union Station and strode inside in full power-walk mode, while the names of all the night's presenters — including Ocean's star Brad Pitt — popped up onscreen like the opening credits of a blockbuster motion picture. It was the producers' way of driving home the message of a PSA that played before the ceremony: "The Big Screen Is...
  • Oscars 2021 tortured viewers for more than 3 unbearable hours

    04/25/2021 10:42:44 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 68 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/26/2021 | Johnny Oleksinski
    If you opened the window and listened closely Sunday night, you could hear it: the sound of millions of remote controls changing the channel during the 2021 Oscars. And after last night’s debacle — the worst Academy Awards of my lifetime — they may never return. Producer Steven Soderbergh, the man who directed “Traffic” and “Erin Brokovich,” among many other fine films, helmed the broadcast and was determined to make it more intimate and cinematic than usual. Alright, as movie critic, I’ll play ball. “Steven Soderbergh’s The Oscars” gets 1 star. The night was nearly non-stop drudgery, zero humor and...
  • Actress protests Covid lockdowns by stripping naked at ‘French Oscars’

    03/13/2021 10:05:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 03/13/2021 | Lorie Wimble
    People are angry and getting a little crazy over the sustained lockdowns across the globe. In France, that anger and craziness got weird last night.A French actress stripped completely nude on stage during a live broadcast of the “French Oscars” to protest Covid-19 lockdowns, particularly of cinemas.Corinne Masiero protested naked at the César Awards on Friday. The stunt was bewildering to some but many applauded loudly at the messaging, translated from French to read, “Give us back art, Jean” on her back and “No culture, no future” on her torso. According to Sky News:Masiero appeared at the Cesar Awards –...
  • The Golden Globes Remains Hollywood’s Corrupt Institution The Studios and Actors Hate...and Support

    02/27/2021 3:56:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2021 | Brad Slager
    On Sunday evening the delayed Golden Globes Awards will be staged on NBC, the 78th presentation that honors excellence in both motion pictures and television. As usual there is a gauzy importance surrounding the affair, though it will be well attended by top-flight celebrity talent. Also as usual, there are some logic-defying selections seen in the nominees, a product of the dysfunction built into the process. Pop star Sian released a film she spent years in the making, entitled ‘’Music.’’ It is meant to address the issue of autism but it has been widely panned as both an inept cinematic...
  • Young Conservatives Need Heroes Today

    10/13/2020 9:41:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Townhall.com | Christopher N. Malagisi
    Never before has it been harder to be a young conservative than today.  The rising AOC-socialist generation and social justice warriors are doing everything they can to silence or “cancel” conservative voices.   Young people today are fed a continuous, non-stop dish of political correctness, are constantly told that their country is systemically racist, and that anyone supporting Donald Trump is a racist, bigot, or deplorable.  Terms like “woke,” “trigger warnings,” “microaggressions,” systemically-fill-in-the-blank, etc. have been introduced in our lexicon as a way to muzzle any opposing opinion to the general globalist, progressive worldview orthodoxy.  The culprits enabling this come...
  • 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 Go COMMUNIST: Winning Producer Quotes KARL MARX...And Obama Praises Her

    02/09/2020 9:07:19 PM PST · by montag813 · 60 replies
    24News ^ | 02-10-2020 | Lynn Foster
    by Lynn Foster “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 was a riff on the last lines of the 1848 political document, which are frequently translated from German as “Workers of the...
  • Hollywood Gets an Education

    01/10/2020 5:19:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2020 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    Ricky Gervais, the perpetually snarky British comedian, set social media on fire after he mocked arrogant Hollywood in his opening monologue when hosting the Golden Globes. "So if you do win an award tonight, don't use it as a platform to make a political speech, right?" he said. "You're in no position to lecture the public -- about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg." Uh-oh. Gervais explained that his approach was to mock the "privileged egos in the room" as if he were "the bloke sitting at...
  • Who Made Hollywood Icons Moral Authorities?

    01/07/2020 7:33:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2020 | Michael Brown
    Did you ever stop to wonder who granted moral authority to famous actors and actresses? Did you ever ask yourself why their opinions should carry extra weight? After all, it’s one thing to be a certain person, such as a political leader or an athlete or a cancer survivor and to speak from your experience. It’s another thing to make believe you were that person. How does making believe qualify you to speak? At the moment, Ricky Gervais’ scathing takedown of woke Hollywood at the Golden Globes Sunday night is getting all the attention it deserves. And, according to the...
  • Comedy Veterans Return to the Front Lines

    01/07/2020 3:52:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2020 | Chris Stigall
    Hollywood took more heavy fire at this year’s Golden Globes than General Soleimani catching a flight out of Bagdhad. Dave Chappelle has dropped some bunker busters recently, too. Seinfeld and Bill Maher never really retreated to their credit. Just last month, Eddie Murphy returned to the fight, armed with nothing more than his trusty, old-fashioned funny. There’s good news to report from the theater of comedy combat, America. The decorated generals of joke-telling are beginning to gain ground again in the war on comedy.The enemy is today’s political left who, for years, have been on the march to silence jokes they’ve...
  • Billy Porter wore a gender-fluid uterus suit to the Tony Awards

    06/10/2019 1:07:15 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | June 10, 2019 | Marianne Garvey
    (CNN)In case you missed it, "Pose" star Billy Porter's Tony Awards ensemble was a direct nod to women's reproductive rights. He stepped out on the red carpet at Radio City Sunday night dressed in a red and pink suit with a train, intentionally designed to look like female reproductive organs, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Maxine Waters calls for President Trump 'to be impeached' during acceptance speech at NAACP Awards

    03/31/2019 3:52:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/31/19
    Congresswoman Maxine Waters called for President Donald Trump to be impeached at the NAACP Image Awards on Saturday night. During her acceptance speech of the Chairman's Award, Waters took aim at the commander-in-chief and Attorney General William Barr for 'holding' Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report about Russia's involvement during the 2016 election. '[I] haven't forgotten about 45. He's appointed an attorney general who thinks he can hold the Special Counsel's report from the American people,' she said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. 'I still think he needs to be impeached.'
  • Movieguide Awards on Hallmark Channel

    02/25/2019 7:52:43 PM PST · by skr · 10 replies
    Hallmark Channel ^ | n/a | n/a
    On Hallmark Channel 10pm E/9 C 02/25/19 Could not find it streaming anywhere
  • 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.
  • Academy Awards considers going without host: report

    12/11/2018 4:14:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/10/18 | Matt Richardson
    Following Kevin Hart’s announcement that he was bowing out of as host of the 2019 Academy Awards, a report on Monday suggested that organizers behind the annual event are considering airing next year’s telecast without a host. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences is exploring all options, sources with knowledge of the situation told Variety. The show may go sans host, an insider told the outlet, and instead would feature “a bunch of huge celebs, something ‘SNL’ style, and buzzy people to throw to commercial.”
  • Emmy Awards roasted for mocking Middle America, ratings hit all-time low

    09/18/2018 12:34:08 PM PDT · by ETL · 68 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Sept 18, 2018 | Brian Flood
    Hollywood may have laughed when Emmys host Michael Che said the only white people who thank Jesus are "Republicans and ex-crackheads," but Tinseltown's latest middle finger to Middle America fell flat in flyover country, and may have contributed to the telecast's all-time low viewership. Co-host Michael Che left many viewers of the 70th Annual Emmy Awards upset during the opening monologue with his fellow "Saturday Night Live" star Colin Jost, explaining that his mother would not be watching the show on Monday night. "She says she doesn’t like watching white award shows because you guys don’t thank Jesus enough," Che...