The Woke Award Shows

March 17th, 2021 10:40 PM

Oscar nominees were announced this week. The AP highlighted the record number of nominations of “actors of color ” and “a record year for women.” Today, such declarations are important in this “woke” media world. Future Oscars will have actual quotas for minority groups. Actor David Oyelowo praised the new standards, saying, “Anyone and everyone who is on that list of marginalized groups that…

Variety’s Oscar ‘Guide’ Blames America, Trump for Lack of Diversity

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February 19th, 2021 2:58 PM

It’s Oscar season, and you know the drill: movies featuring straight white males are going to get nominated for awards, only three out the five best director category nominees will be women, and quadriplegic pygmy pansexuals won’t be represented in any of the big categories. We can see it now: It will be another PR tragedy for the Academy Awards, at least with the people they care for…

Academy Announces New 'Inclusion Standards' for Best Picture Category

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September 9th, 2020 5:15 PM

In Hollywood’s continuing attempt to eat itself through wokeness, the Academy has finally released a new inclusion initiative needed to qualify for the Oscars. If you’ve been thinking movies have become unwatchable now, just wait until they meet Academy standards.

Are the Liberal Media Finally Fed Up With Woke Hollywood?

February 15th, 2020 12:15 PM
Quick question: name the outlet that wrote the following about Sunday’s Oscars telecast: "What I did mind was a sinking feeling that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, for all its inclusiveness, had wound up excluding more viewers than ever. Couldn’t they have promoted that dual appearance by Steve Martin and Chris Rock? Bang that drum just a little, and another 3…

‘Tehran Rose’ McGowan Blisters Natalie Portman's Oscars Hypocrisy

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February 12th, 2020 3:16 PM
You know what they say about a broken clock being right twice a day. Actress and Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan is nine times out of ten an insufferable lefty, but she served up such a searing indictment of Hollywood hypocrisy that we’re going to cheer for her today.
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From 'Queer Rights' to 'Animal Rights,' 2020 Oscars Had It All

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February 10th, 2020 12:13 AM
The Oscars, the highlight of the Hollywood awards season, aired February 9 on ABC. This year’s event proved to be much more political than last year, unfortunately. It’s an election year, you know.
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Left-Leaning Documentaries Featured Prominently at the Oscars

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February 9th, 2020 10:09 PM
Hollywood’s favorite 17-year-old climate change expert Greta Thunberg kicked off the documentary mash-up during the Oscars. She thanked David Attenborough for getting her interested in the environment through his documentaries. Attenbourgh’s latest documentary A Life on Our Planet, about how, according to the trailer “humans have overrun the world.”
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Brad Pitt Panders: This Speech Is '45 Seconds More' Than John Bolton

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February 9th, 2020 9:07 PM
The first half hour of the 92nd Academy Awards started off very woke on Sunday night on ABC, from the opening musical number being sung by a self-declared "queer, black artist" to Steve Martin and Chris Rock going on a riff about all the white nominees.
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Hollywood Award Speeches Ghostwritten By Obama, Clinton Speechwriters

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February 7th, 2020 5:23 PM
Hollywood awards acceptance speeches can be so political that sometimes you have to wonder, did they hire Obama’s speechwriter for this? What a crazy thought, right?  According to one Hollywood outlet however, this is precisely what happens nowadays. Just in time for the Oscars on Sunday, February 9, New York Magazine’s pop culture site, Vulture, revealed that there are in fact…
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FLASHBACK: 4 Years, 4 Worst Political Moments at the Oscars

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February 7th, 2020 8:47 AM
Along with the red carpet, Best Picture, and the Oscar itself, the annual Academy Awards has become synonymous with left-wing political speeches and grandstanding. Since 2016, MRC Culture's On TV blog has covered the Oscars in all its liberal glory, from the anti-Trump opening monologue jokes to the activist acceptance speeches.

NY Times Demands ‘Total Shift’ in Movies People Like, to Meet Quotas

January 15th, 2020 9:03 AM
The New York Times continues to ruin nights at the movies.Brooks Barnes and Nicole Sperling lamented the Academy Awards film nominations: “The Oscar Leaders, And the Overlooked – With 11, ‘Joker’ scores the most  nominations.” “The Irishman,” “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” and “1917” each received 10 nominations.…

NYT's Film Limits: No More '(White) Men Lamenting a Changing World'

December 13th, 2019 11:12 PM
Does the New York Times truly want a quota system for artistic excellence? That’s the gist of Friday's piece by reporters Nicole Sperling and Brooks Barnes, “Female Filmmakers Slighted Yet Again.” With the Times’ approval, the art police are manning (oops, sorry) the perimeters, marking the limits of permitted creativity: "Some are also troubled by the large…
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Not Woke Enough: ABC, CBS Sneer at ‘Problematic' Green Book

February 25th, 2019 4:58 PM
ABC and CBS on Monday offered sneering shots at Green Book, the Oscar winner for best picture, as not being sufficiently enlightened enough. Deriding the movie as “problematic” and “inauthentic,” Good Morning America and CBS This Morning chided it as a film that “glosses over” Jim Crow-era horrors. 

Oscars So ‘Embarrassing’: Top Movies Not Woke Enough for Daily Beast

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February 25th, 2019 3:02 PM
Apparently last night’s Oscars weren’t woke enough for some devout lefties. Despite jokes at the expense of Donald Trump, several mentions of the plight of immigrants, and of course some race-baiting from director Spike Lee, Daily Beast writer Kevin Fallon claimed that the show “made the case for its own irrelevancy.”