Brad Pitt Panders: This Speech Is '45 Seconds More' Than John Bolton
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.
Hollywood Award Speeches Ghostwritten By Obama, Clinton Speechwriters
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…
FLASHBACK: 4 Years, 4 Worst Political Moments at the Oscars
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…
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
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.”
Shocker! Liberal Hollywood Stars (Mostly) Shut Up at Oscars
February 25th, 2019 12:21 AM
Hyped as an awards show sure to be full of surprises, the only real surprise is that there was so little political commentary in the words uttered by Hollywood celebrities. The 91st Academy Awards ceremony aired February 24 on ABC live from Los Angeles. The show had no host so celebrity presenters walked out as their names were announced.
Oscar Winner Spike Lee: 'Be On the Right Side of History' in 2020
February 24th, 2019 10:55 PM
Director Spike Lee won his first Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for "BlacKkKlansman" and he took the occasion to be the first one to really get political at the 91st Academy Awards on ABC.
And the Award for Most Liberal Oscar Nominee Goes to…
February 24th, 2019 6:00 AM
There’s a very good reason 81 percent of Republicans have said they won’t watch Sunday night’s Academy Awards, according to a new poll. Hollywood is the Left Coast base of the anti-Trump resistance and over the years they have made their disdain for conservatives very clear. After all, last year’s Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel joked, “We don't make films for money. We…
That Giant Liberty-Sucking Sound From the Tolerant Left
December 21st, 2018 3:06 PM
Various leftist grievance groups have insisted for years that they just want equal treatment and equal rights, that they only want to end discrimination and that they come with an attitude of “live and let live.” Nope. We've long known that the “tolerance" police don't merely want equal rights and to be treated with civility. They require that you honor their ideas…
Kelly Advises Oscars: Stop Political Speeches, Dump Liberal Hosts
August 9th, 2018 11:46 AM
Reacting to news that the 2019 Academy Awards ceremony would be undergoing major changes in order to address poor ratings for this year’s show, on Thursday, NBC anchor Megyn Kelly offered some ideas of her own, namely that the Hollywood event drop left-wing politics from its program.
The Latest Oscars Debacle and How Hollywood Could Fix It
March 10th, 2018 1:30 PM
The “dog bites man” part of the annual Oscars telecast has arrived. The Oscar ratings for Sunday’s show, in which The Shape of Water won Best Picture, sunk yet again. How bad did they drop? Early estimates show 20 percent collapse, making it the least seen Oscars telecast ever.
Alt-Left Insanity: RuPaul’s a Drag, Un-Intersectional Oscars & More!
March 9th, 2018 9:24 AM
“I put on women’s clothing, and hang around in bars …” -- The Lumberjack Song by Monty Python
If only it were still that easy! Drag queen RuPaul has a show called Drag Race, in which drag queens compete doing drag queen things; the winner, assumedly, being the drag queeniest. But what if the winner has a little extra help? As Caroline Framke explains in Vox, RuPaul…