"Ignorant and possibly racist Academy member goes off on "Selma""
She claims "Selma" didnt get nominated because it didnt contain an artistry. I guess I missed all that artistry in "The Help", "Monters Ball"... yea.. uhhh huh... She says she was offended by the "I can't breathe" t shirts worn by the cast at the premiere, so presumably she was offended by the Civil Rights movement as well. Oh and how fascinating she thinks that the only racists are "hillbillies" like the hill-folk depicted in the movie "Deliverance". Oddly enough I don't recall any racist moments in that film at all, please correct me if I'm wrong. I wonder how old this woman is, anything under 75 and I am disturbed.. SMH
First, let me say that I'm tired of all of this talk about "snubs" — I thought for every one of there was a justifiable reason. What no one wants to say out loud is that Selma is a well-crafted movie, but there's no art to it. If the movie had been directed by a 60-year-old white male, I don't think that people would have been carrying on about it to the level that they were. And as far as the accusations about the Academy being racist?
Yes, most members are white males, but they are not the cast of Deliverance — they had to get into the Academy to begin with, so they're not cretinous, snaggletoothed hillbillies. When a movie about black people is good, members vote for it.
But if the movie isn't that good, am I supposed to vote for it just because it has black people in it? I've got to tell you, having the cast show up in T-shirts saying "I can't breathe" — I thought that stuff was offensive. Did they want to be known for making the best movie of the year or for stirring up shit?
3. "RE: but in regards to "American Sniper", NOW she's able to separate" In response to Reply # 2
BOOM!!! There it is !!
And her disconnect regarding "Selma" and folks wearing "I can't breathe t-shirts to the premiere is astonishing" hello!! Ummm civil rights issue... WTF ! Going so far as to say she was offended and felt these folks were trying to "stir up some shit" No, the shit was stirred up 300 years ago and as a result a disproportionate number of white folks have yet to comes to terms with and deal with the shit some of their ancestors stirred up and some of them continue to perpetrate.
4. "*shrug* hollywood reporter does this every year" In response to Reply # 0
they find some anonymous academy member (maybe the same one every year) to "speak the truth" about the oscar nominations, and the fire always gets turned on whatever the most prominent black films or nominees are.
if i remember correctly, both quvenzhane wallis and gabourey sidibe were considered unworthy of their nominations because they weren't acting, they just pulled some black girls off the street to play themselves.
i'm sure they think they're providing their readers with insider insight, but really they might as well just print some youtube comments.
"i smack clowns with nouns, punch herbs with verbs..."
6. "RE: *shrug* hollywood reporter does this every year" In response to Reply # 4
>if i remember correctly, both quvenzhane wallis and gabourey >sidibe were considered unworthy of their nominations because >they weren't acting, they just pulled some black girls off the >street to play themselves. >
Which is what we learned straight from the school of Pacino and DeNiro. Have you ever seen one of them get lost in a character? Or is it them in different hair and clothing?