Oscars 2018: Celebration Overshadowed by Politics and Dark Hollywood Culture

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First of all, let’s acknowledge the winners:

Best Picture“The Shape of Water”

Best Actor: Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”

Best ActressFrances McDormand, “ Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best Director“The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro

Original Screenplay“Get Out,” Jordan Peele

Adapted Screenplay“Call Me by Your Name,” James Ivory

Best Supporting ActressAllison Janney, “I, Tonya”

Best Supporting ActorSam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Original Score: “Dunkirk,” Hans Zimmer

Original Song Remember Me” from “Coco,” Kristen Lopez, Robert Lopez

Cinematography“Blade Runner 2049,” Roger Deakins

Now let’s talk losers on the night:

Hollywood Crybabies: 

The NeverTrump movement is still alive and well in Hollywood. The Oscars were another example of widespread Trump Derangement Syndrome. Among the many lowlights during the awards show were host Jimmy Kimmel’s misguided attempts to paint Trump as racist. “The stunning Lupita Nyong’o, she was born in Mexico and raised in Kenya,” Kimmel said. “Let the tweetstorm from the president’s toilet begin!”

Kimmel then shifted focus to the year’s diversity, mentioning “Get Out” star Jordan Peele.

“Jordan is only the first person in 90 years to be nominated for directing, writing and best picture for his debut film,” Kimmel commented. “What a debut it was. None other than President Trump called ‘Get Out’ the best first three quarters of a movie this year.”

He continued his disgraceful display by then using gay romance film “Call Me By Your Name,” as a vehicle to attack Vice President Mike Pence, saying it didn’t perform too well at the box office.

“We don’t make films like ‘Call Me By Your Name’ for money,” he quipped. “We make them to upset Mike Pence.”

Casting Couch Culture:

The Hollywood #MeToo movement continues to make headlines. Harvey Weinstein and the rape and pedophilia cultures of Hollywood were not spared from artists SABO and Plastic Jesus.

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The British-born Plastic Jesus unveiled a golden statue depicting a lifesize Harvey Weinstein in a satin bathrobe on a sofa just days before the ceremony.

Plastic Jesus told the Telegraph, “Most come here chasing a dream, and would have loved to get alongside him. But now they realize it’s just gross.”

Legendary Conservative Street Artist SABO took his shots at the rape and pedophilia culture in Hollywood by unveiling several controversial billboard covers in the week leading up to the event.

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Conservatives have mostly tuned out the out of touch and debaucherous Hollywood. It does still have an influence in our culture however. If anything positive comes out of the revelations learned in the past year or so it may be a cleaned up business model, where people are rewarded for the artistic merit and not their willingness to sleep their way to success.

 

 

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Comments

  1. americathenandnowblog says:

    Reblogged this on Sigrid's Blog * America Then and Now and commented:
    This Oscar, Golden Globe or whatever the name of the people who gather to have their political podium and make fun of others. They should take a good look into the mirror and realize that we do NOT give a shit about their opinions, actually, we would really like of them to disappear.

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  2. peaceman48 says:

    Julio…my, my…we really do have thin skin here, The “Get Out” reference was apropo given the fast moving revolving door at the WH, not much sticking power. “Disgraceful display”??? Well, doesn’t measure up to the hypocritical display of decisions that have vomited out from this administration. And, of course, a great deal is rising out of Hollywood that reflects much in artistic integrity, transcending the ‘Weinsteins’ et al. Remember, Kansas Sect of State Kobach is having his day in court of his far reaching corruption in voter suppression (interstate crosscheck, shutting down precincts & restricting hours in people of color areas, making registration extremely difficult), oh, but you’re ok with that so long as it supports your cause: getting complete control of state and federal offices no matter what the cost. Check out Greg Palast

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