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  • Are the Oscars Finally Ready to Embrace Porn?

    12/22/2021 12:15:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Yahoo News! ^ | Wed, December 22, 2021 | Marlow Stern
    It is no secret that the Oscars are decided upon by a coastal cabal of predominantly old white men who dictate their emails. That’s why male vets, attractive young women, and sentimentalist fare like Green Book keep taking home the gold. The Academy that votes on the Oscars is also comprised of people in Hollywood who are total suckers for self-worship. In the last decade alone, three films celebrating Tinseltown have won Best Picture—including Argo, wherein an aging Hollywood producer joins forces with the CIA to rescue diplomats during the Iran hostage crisis. One industry that Hollywood has always viewed...
  • Lady Gaga just won another pre-Oscars award for House of Gucci

    12/12/2021 10:59:10 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 22 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Dec 2021 | Joey Nolfi
    It's time to take out the competition, as House of Gucci star Lady Gaga has added another pre-Oscars award to her crowded collection of awards season accolades. For her work as convicted murder-for-hire mastermind Patrizia Reggiani in the Ridley Scott-directed drama, Gaga will receive the Palm Springs International Film Festival's Icon Award — which has recently gone to Oscar-nominated performances like Glenn Close's work in The Wife, Robert Duvall's performance in The Judge, and Meryl Streep's turn in August: Osage County. Gaga receives the award after making strides in the Oscar race in recent days, as she was named the...
  • Awards Shows Need to Embrace Gender-Neutral Acting Categories — and Soon

    08/07/2021 9:31:40 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    IndieWire ^ | August 7, 2021 | Ben Travers and Libby Hill
    ♦ With the Gotham Awards moving to gender-neutral acting categories, the conversation shifts to when more awards shows will follow suit. IndieWire’s TV Awards Editor Libby Hill and Deputy Editor Ben Travers stopped for a Double Take to assess what might happen next — and what’s stopping it from happening sooner. BEN TRAVERS: On Thursday, the Gotham Film and Media Institute announced its annual awards show, the Gotham Awards, would be eliminating the Best Actor and Best Actress categories in favor of gender-neutral groupings that highlight Lead and Supporting performers. In addition, it tweaked the title of its Breakthrough Actor...
  • Oscars: Majority of Academy board now female

    06/22/2021 11:49:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 84 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.22.2021 | Elizabeth Grenier
    As a result of its latest round of elections, the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the body that directs the Oscars’ strategic vision, is now made up of 31 women and 23 men, the academy announced on Monday. It is the first time that the board has a female majority in the academy’s 94-year history. Actor Rita Wilson, documentary editor and producer Jean Tsien and composer Lesley Barber are among the women newly elected to the board of governors. The number of people of color has also reached new record levels through...
  • 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.
  • Here Are 7 Shows That Got Better Ratings Than The Oscars (Babylon Bee)

    04/27/2021 7:50:55 PM PDT · by xp38 · 29 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | April 27 2021 | The Babylon Bee
    We all know watching the Oscars is America's favorite pastime, but it was surprisingly eclipsed by several other shows this year! Here's a list of programs that outperformed the Oscars' ratings in 2021. 1. Wilford Brimley's diabetes commercial: To be fair, it's tough to compete with Brimley's authoritative voice and majestic walrus mustache. Diabeetus. 2. Arlo Huckleberry's infrared trail camera in Arkansas: This riveting viewing of various forest critters prowling around the hills at night averages 12 million views per day. 3. YouTube livestream of paint drying: Most audiences prefer this to lectures from millionaire celebrities. 4. TikTok reaction video...
  • Hollywo0od Ratings Disaster - An Open Letter to Hollywood

    04/27/2021 8:53:25 AM PDT · by Seruzawa · 55 replies
    YouTube ^ | 26 Apr 21 | Critical Drinker
    The 2021 Academy Awards weren't exactly a big hit with audiences. In fact, they recorded their lowest ratings in the show's history. This is my response to Hollywood.
  • The Left’s Horribleness Was On Full Display

    04/27/2021 3:32:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2021 | Derek Hunter
    That title does not refer to the news or anything going on in the world, at least anything going on in the world that matters. It’s about the Oscars and how awful they were. (Nailed it ahead of time.) When I was a kid, this was appointment TV. Not because the movies were appealing to me, they’ve always nominated movies that appeal to very few people, but because “movie stars” were exciting. Exciting to watch, exciting to hear, etc. You just wanted to live the lives they seemed to be living, and they lived them unapologetically. It was appealing to...
  • 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...
  • China Mutes Reaction to Chloe Zhao’s Oscars as South Korea Lauds Youn Yuh-jung's Best Supporting Actress Award

    04/26/2021 7:55:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Chloé Zhao’s history-making Oscars sweep, winning best director and best picture, is being met with a muted response in her country of birth, and even censorship. Zhao’s “Nomadland” is the second film directed by a woman to win a best picture Oscar. She is the first woman of color and second woman ever to win the Oscars for best director. Yet, in China, where Zhao was born, her history-making success has not been trumpeted or celebrated. State media in China remained silent as of Monday afternoon, with no mention of her win by either CCTV and Xinhua, the two main...
  • John Leguizamo Upset ‘Latinx’ Talent Not Represented At Oscars

    04/26/2021 4:24:22 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 53 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 4/25/21 | Paul Bois
    Despite the overwhelming diversity present at the Academy Awards on Sunday night, actor John Leguizamo is upset that not enough “Latinx” people were represented, seemingly displeased by the fact that Mexican directors (Alfonso Cuaron, Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Guillermo Del Toro) took home multiple Oscars in the past decade alone. On Sunday, Leguizamo said “we were excluded again” when he shared a graphic from journalist Jorge Ramos lamenting the lack of “Latinx” representation at this year’s show. Later, Leguizamo congratulated the blacks and Asians who won the awards on Sunday night while still lamenting the lack of “Latinx” representation. He...
  • Oscar Ratings Crater, Hit Another Record Low

    04/26/2021 2:54:42 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 58 replies
    NRO ^ | 26 Apr 2021 | Kyle Smith
    Everyone knew this was coming, given how pathetic the ratings were for the Golden Globes and the Grammys, but even so, the viewership numbers are a shocking disaster for the Academy Awards broadcast. After last year’s rock-bottom viewership hit 23.6 million and the top award went to a Korean film, Parasite, the average person hadn’t even heard of, this year’s Oscars went full woke. You never go full woke . . . Ratings crashed 58 percent off last year’s abysmal viewership, down to 9.85 million Americans. Let that sink in: In a nation of 330 million, not even ten million...
  • TV Ratings: Oscars Plummet to Record Low, Down 58% Compared to Last Year

    04/26/2021 11:04:04 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 100 replies
    Variety ^ | 4/26/2021 | Monica Zorrilla
    The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony, broadcast live from both Union Station and the Dolby Theatre in L.A. on ABC, hit a staggering low. Per Nielsen Live+Same Day preliminary national numbers, an average of 9.85 million viewers tuned in on Sunday evening to watch a more intimate and stripped-down version of the Oscars in the midst of a pandemic. That’s a 58.3%, 13.75 million viewer drop-off from last year. The Academy’s third host-less show in a row scored a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 in the fast national ratings, a 64.2% dip from 2020. For comparison, last year’s ceremony garnered a...
  • Oscars Ratings Tank Massively

    04/26/2021 10:02:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 112 replies
    Outkick the Coverage ^ | April 26, 2021 | Bobby Burack
    Just as we at OutKick predicted, the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony tanked to unimaginable lows. The 2021 Oscars fell more than 50% year-over-year in overnight ratings, OutKick has learned. Here’s a look at the past three years: 2021: 8.9/19 2020: 18.1/33 2019: 21.6/36
  • The Oscar Speech That Went Viral...For a Good Reason

    04/26/2021 9:43:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/26/2021 | Leah Barkoukis
    While some Hollywood celebrities used their acceptance speeches during the 93rd Academy Awards to disparage police, Tyler Perry’s went viral for a good reason.Perry, who won the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 93rd Academy Awards, used his time on stage to urge Americans to “refuse hate.”"It is my hope that all of us would teach our kids … just refuse hate. Don't hate anybody," the actor and director said. "I refuse to hate someone because they are Mexican, or because they are Black, or white, or LGBTQ. I refuse to hate someone because they are a police officer. I...
  • Tyler Perry’s Oscar speech goes viral, ‘My mother taught me to refuse hate’

    04/26/2021 4:01:04 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 26 April 2021 | Edmund DeMarche
    Tyler Perry, the director who won the humanitarian honor at the Academy Awards, spoke of unity during his acceptance speech Sunday and said his mother taught him as a boy to refuse hate and refuse to succumb to "blanket judgments." "And in this time, with all of the internet and social media and algorithms and everything that wants us to think a certain way, the 24-hour new cycle…it is my hope that all of us would teach our kids, and I want to remember: just refuse hate. Don’t hate anybody." His message comes at a trying time in the country....
  • BLM, the Oscar Edition. Brought To You By Woke Sponsors.

    04/26/2021 5:48:52 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 35 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 4-26-21 | MOTUS
    I know you don’t care, but I’m sharing because you should. Those of you who predicted the Oscar wins would be peppered with wins by Asians and Blacks…take a bow, it wasn’t a sweep (old ways die hard) but still impressive by Hollywood’s hypocritical standards.Speaking of hypocritical: check out the walls build around Union Station to keep the “stars” safeHonestly, pop culture is so predictable even a caveman could do it.Wait – isn’t this…racist?Best Supporting Actor went to Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah), and Youn Yuh-jung (Minari) won Best Supporting Actress. Shown here with her Oscar and has-been...
  • Oscars End Abruptly With Anthony Hopkins Best Actor Upset (Woke attempt backfires!)

    04/26/2021 3:58:30 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 48 replies
    Variety ^ | April 25, 2021 | Adam Vary
    Making Academy Awards history in the most awkward way imaginable, Anthony Hopkins won the Oscar for best actor for his performance in “The Father,” becoming the oldest winner ever. Hopkins, however, was not on hand to accept the award, which for the first time in Oscars history was placed at the very end of the telecast, after “Nomadland” had won best picture and Frances McDormand took home best actress. Presenter Joaquin Phoenix instead had to accept the award on Hopkins’ behalf, providing an altogether abrupt and anti-climatic conclusion to the most unusual Academy Awards ceremony in modern history. It 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...