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 number of Oscar contenders that feature (white) men lamenting a changing world."
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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 make them to upset Mike Pence.”
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 as superior, reject your own contrary ideas and do penance for ever having held your own ideas. If you make the mistake of dissenting from their dogma, you must be shamed — and punished. There is no semblance of tolerance in their bones.
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 “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.
“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’s answer left him facing some very cross crossdressers.
During Monday’s edition of CNN’s New Day, guest co-host Erica Hill and Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter complained the winners of the Academy Awards were “so white” and “so male.”
Morning-after media coverage of the 90th Oscars proves just how politicized the entertainment industry has become and how much the Fourth Estate is on board. The Washington Post’s top headlines for Monday was were all concerned with how political -- or non-political -- the preening celebrity circus was.