By Tim Nasson
#Oscars So Right!!!
After having finally watched The Revenant last night, it’s apparent that the idiots in Hollywood boycotting the Oscars (the irrelevant Mr and Mrs Smith, people who were not even invited) should be more concerned about foreigners stealing roles from them and all of their white, US citizen counterparts, rather than insisting that there be a black – or any – quota when it comes to Oscar nominations.
The three main supporting players in The Revenant, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter and Domnhall Gleason, are English, English and Irish, respectively, playing American characters with American accents.
Out of the 20 Oscar nominees for acting in Hollywood movies (movies made by US studios and producers) this year, 10 are from foreign countries and are not US citizens.
There just happened to be zero black actors deserving of an Oscar nomination this year, more so than any of the 20 white ones that were nominated. Perhaps everyone screaming and hollering about the lack of black nominations can pony up some money for movies starring black people that are Oscar worthy, as there were none in 2015. Think quality, like The Color Purple (my favorite movie of all time), that both black and white audiences flocked to, not the shit that is made primarily for black audiences, like the Madea movies, and last year’s The Perfect Guy, that bombed at the box office.
And, before you say, “well, Straight Outta Compton should have received Oscar nominations,” it did, for Best Original Screenplay. The only performance worthy of an Oscar nomination in that film was Paul Giammati, who is white and even he didn’t receive a nomination.
Demanding an Oscar nomination quota for blacks, (or Indian, Mexican, Chinese, gay or tranny actors) proves that these creatures are nothing less than racists and bigots and most importantly sore losers.
The reason Spike Lee started screaming was because his dreadful ChiRaq, which went straight to Amazon and bypassed 99.99% of theaters, wasn’t nominated.
Same for Jada Smith, whose husband, Will, wasn’t nominated for the horrible movie Concussion.
Idris Elba, who stars in Beasts Of No Nation wasn’t nominated for two reasons. 1, because the movie was released on Netflix, and was in less than a handful of theaters the same day it debuted on Netflix. And, 2, because there were 5 better performances, all of which were by white actors.
The Oscars are all about movies that were released exclusively in theaters. Not on Demand or on TV such as Netflix and Amazon. None of the major movie theater chains, including AMC, Regal, National Amusements and iPic will even play movies that are released on Netflix and Amazon the same day that they are released in movie theaters.
I don’t see Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road), Johnny Depp (Black Mass), Helen Mirren (The Woman In Gold), Tom Hanks (Bridge Of Spies), Meryl Streep (Suffragette), Helena Bonham Carter (Suffragette), Carrie Mulligan (Suffragette), Jane Fonda (Youth), Lily Tomlin (Grandma), Paul Dano (Love & Mercy), Michael Keaton (Spotlight), Steve Carell (The Big Short), Bruce Dern (The Hateful Eight), Jacob Tremblay (Room), Michael Caine (Youth), Harrison Ford (Star Wars), Ian McKellan (Mr Holmes), Ryan Gosling (The Big Short), Al Pacino (Danny Collins) or Maggie Smith (The Lady In The Van) crying over not receiving an Oscar nomination this year, even though each and every one of them deserved one.
Perhaps there should be a nonsensical # entitled OscarsSoRight, as there was absolutely nothing wrong with this year’s Oscar nominations.
PS Here is a great article from a current Academy Member, blasting the Academy for changing their voting rules, having caved into this ridiculous PC pressure.
Below is the press releases I received from the Academy, to which the Academy Member in the link above responds.