Celebs weren't the only ones getting political through Oscars evening -- journalists and liberal organizations did too.
Michael Moore predicted that political Oscars speeches will be well received this year. But before the spiels even got under way, stars were making a statement on the red carpet.
If you’re going to watch Sunday’s Oscars, be prepared for a tsunami of liberal rage, more so than the usual Academy Awards. The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday reported that actor Jack Black hailed actress Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech and lobbied for more at the Oscars: “I just hope she wins the Oscar and talks some more shit about that asshole.”
Major entertainment site tries to connect President Trump to possible Oscar night violence. Last year’s Oscars ceremony featured glitz, glamour … and more military personnel than the event typically demands. Why? The ceremony took place after terrorist strikes in both Paris and San Bernardino, Calif. Understandably, a higher police profile became necessary. News outlets dutifully covered the aggressive approach.
On Thursday, The New York Times launched a new marketing campaign by releasing a TV ad set to air during Sunday’s Academy Awards with the tag line, “The truth is more important than ever,” seemingly taking a jab at President Donald Trump. Given the paper’s blatant liberal bias and willingness to report fake news stories, the notion that the Times is the arbiter of the “truth” is laughable.
When it comes to Hollywood, viewers on both sides of the aisle agree: political speeches aren’t that convincing. Only 25 percent of participants have ever changed their opinions based on information presented in a political awards show speech.
Hollywood bias extends beyond tweets and activism—it’s in the money too. Using data from the Center for Responsive Politics, MRC Culture found that six Oscar nominees together donated more than $240,000 to Democratic and liberal causes.
As the most hyped awards event of the season, the Oscars may also be the most political.
The dismal Oscar ratings for the 2016 telecast might look glorious after this year's Trump-era show. This weekend proved one thing beyond a doubt. The upcoming Oscars telecast will be a three-plus hour rally for the Democrats. Both the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards were dress rehearsals for the main event. Let’s face it, the Oscars remain the preeminent awards gala for Hollywood types
Donald Trump is president, Beyoncé is pregnant with twins and, now, the Oscars might be cancelled? Tinsel Town is having a rollercoaster year.
Remember #OscarsSoWhite? Apparently, they still are. The Oscars’ racial makeup controversy lives on as the Academy continues its valiant quest for more racial diversity while ignoring any sort of ideological diversity. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter on September 10, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, discussed the Academy’s A2020 plan. Revealed in 2015, A2020 is “a five-year plan to study practices at the Academy with the aim of improving the diversity of its own staff and governance while also bringing new voices into the organization. It is also intended to encourage and to push the industry to examine its hiring practices and to begin to make changes.” And by “new voices,” they mean new skin colors.
New York Times movie critics Manohla Dargis, A.O. Scott, and Wesley Morris blessed readers with an even sillier than usual Oscar racism recap in Tuesday's paper: “Watching a White Academy Squirm.”