In a repeat performance from last year, late night talk show host turned liberal political activist Jimmy Kimmel hosted The Oscars on March 4. Aired on ABC in prime time, the 90th Academy Awards show was so self-indulgent and stuffed with liberal propaganda, that it ran a full 50 minutes late.
Ratings for politically-charged awards shows are tanking. The Oscars telecast suffers serious ratings slippage each winter. The New York Times recently reported that analyzing ratings during awards shows finds audiences fleeing when the stars summon their soapboxes. Naturally, the minds behind the gala want to reverse that trend. Thus the synchronized sentiments for a less partisan night dedicated to film. It’s likely Grade-A spin.
ABC’s late night host Jimmy Kimmel admitted on Good Morning America today that he wasn’t going to address Hollywood’s problem with sexual assault, while hosting this year’s Academy Awards, because he didn’t want to “make it unpleasant.” However, he also confessed that he didn’t regret “anything” he’s said against President Trump, Republicans and the millions of legal gun owners in this country.
Swell, our beloved Hollywood stars are busy crafting their politicized speeches for the Academy Awards program. I'll bet you can't wait. Oscar-nominated English actor Daniel Kaluuya, in an interview with W magazine, opined that racism is more pronounced in America than in Britain. So happy to learn this and can't wait for his upcoming lecture.
The media loves to slobber over The Post.
In the recently released list of 2018 Oscar nominations, The Post (Steven Spielberg’s attempt to address Trump through film) was recognized twice. The film, which was cobbled together after Trump was elected president as some form of cinematic resistance, somehow managed to be nominated for best film and for best actress.
To quote a beloved children’s character, “Hollywood puts out some of the greatest trash I’ve ever seen.” Now Hollywood just uses it to be political. So when Hollywood media, such as Entertainment Weekly, spends half their time counting down to the Oscar awards (only 156 days more, guys!), it’s telling to see the films and actors that get the biggest buzz.
This Fall TV season is starting to arrive and the Emmys are just around the corner. Likely both will provide the media with new opportunities to preach to ordinary Americans about how diverse Hollywood is. But what those claims won’t tell you is that Hollywood is one of the most racist, sexist places to work.
The 2017 Academy Awards ceremony felt more like a DNC revival than a tribute to the year’s best movies. Winner after winner, joke after monologue joke targeted new President Donald Trump. That may have been a warm-up act. Hollywood has embraced the resistance hashtag as much as any industry. And there are no signs that will stop as we steer into awards season.
Leonardo DiCaprio claims to care about the Earth. He also blames mankind for the threat of climate change. But he’s unwilling to let his passion for the planet get in the way of his Oscar preening.
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell on Monday knocked the New York Times for a smug ad that aired during the Oscars. Bozell appeared on the Fox Business Channel and responded to the Times’s commercial declaring the paper the arbiter of truth: “The New York Times runs this really underhanded, snide attack on the President, during the Academy Awards no less. Talk about speaking to the choir when you're doing something like that.”
It happened at the Golden Globes, New York Fashion Week and, now, the Oscars: America’s largest abortion provider is becoming a “fashion statement.” And, in addition to entertainment news and women’s magazines, the broadcast networks are beginning to notice the trend. Following Sunday evening’s 89th Academy Awards ceremony, NBC anchor Natalie Morales reported on the red carpet “glitz and the glamour” that “was also mixed with politics.”
The 89th Academy Awards, aka The Oscars, was broadcast by ABC live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday night, hosted by late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. As with other award shows of late, politics reared its ugly liberal head and showed us exactly why Hollywood is often referred to derisively as "La La Land."