Hollywood Idiots Could Make #OscarsSoWhite Happen Again

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This week:

  • RuPaul heads to Netflix . Werk?Oscar forecasts.(#OscarsSoWhite once again?)Behold Kim Kardashian’s
  • fridge The Nanny!.?.!!!! On Broadway!!! A MariahCarey upgrade. Duh.


    They Really Might Just Nominate White People Again …

    The Oscar elections are going to be revealed Monday early morning and, have your sunglasses prepared, since it’s appearing like there’s a really genuine possibility that they’ll be blinding. #OscarsSoWhite might take place once again . If there’s anything awards citizens delight in more than never ever gaining from the errors of their previous or developing in anyhow significant method … it’s white individuals !

    The panic button was knocked with the force of an elephant falling off the Empire State Building previously today when BAFTA citizens did simply that : Nominating not a single entertainer of color in the acting races.

    That’s disconcerting for a number of factors. Significant competitors Cynthia Erivo (Harriet), Awkwafina (The Farewell), Lupita Nyong’o (United States), Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory), Eddie Murphy (Dolemite Is My Name), Song Kang Ho (Parasite) and Jamie Foxx (Just Mercy) were all evenly passed over. When a pattern can be referred to as uniform, it is actively difficult to disregard. For White God’s sake, Margot Robbie was chosen two times in Best Supporting Actress, instead of a slot going to Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers) or Zhao Shuzhen (The Farewell).

    There’s just a thin argument for coincidence when a blind area like this is so institutional that the company has purchased a significant evaluation of its subscription and ballot after the disgraceful and humiliating absence of variety in its elections. As Kyle Buchanan kept in mind at The New York Times, BAFTA has actually never ever chosen Denzel Washington or Morgan Freeman, 2 males who have 13 elections and 3 Oscar wins in between them.

    Considering just how much citizen overlap there is in between BAFTA and the Academy, and taking a look at the competitors who have actually appeared in precursor events, it’s a genuine possibility that an all-white lineup might duplicate in the Oscar elections. And after it held true with BAFTA, the Golden Globes, and the Directors Guild of America Awards, an all-male directors slate is likely, too, something that’s baffling in a year that consisted of Greta Gerwig (Little Women), Lulu Wang (The Farewell), Cline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire), and Lorene Scafaria (Hustlers).

    This matters not since of “unwoke” optics. Systemic predisposition versus racial and gender variety and the stories and craft that show those identities matters in organizations that are the basic bearers of what is considered prominent and deserving in a multi-billion dollar international market that drives cultural discussion and modification. Freaking hell! Choose Banderas, Murphy, Kang Ho, Lopez, and Shuzhen. They deserve it!

    In any case, I am not the very best at anticipating Oscar elections, as I do not have much in typical with the perceptiveness and impulses of old straight white males. Ahead of Monday, here are my finest guesses, tinged with a little bit of pipeline dreaming, at what will be chosen.

    Best Picture: 1917, Bombshell, Ford v. Ferrari, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Little Women, Marriage Story, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood, Parasite

    Best Director: Greta Gerwig (Little Women), Bong Joon Ho (Parasite), Sam Mendes (1917), Martin Scorsese (The Irishman), Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood)

    Best Actress: Awkwafina (The Farewell), Cynthia Erivo (Harriet), Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story), Charlize Theron (Bombshell), Rene Zellweger (Judy)

    Best Actor: Christian Bale (Ford v. Ferrari), Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood), Adam Driver (Marriage Story), Taron Egerton (Rocketman), Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)

    Best Supporting Actress: Laura Dern (Marriage Story), Scarlett Johansson (Jojo Rabbit), Nicole Kidman (Bombshell), Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers), Margot Robbie (Bombshell)

    Best Supporting Actor: Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes), Al Pacino (The Irishman), Joe Pesci (The Irishman), Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood)

    I Only Want Content About Kim Kardashian’s Refrigerator

    I have actually never ever seemed like I had more in typical with Kim Kardashian– scratch that– I have just ever seemed like I had anything in typical with Kim Kardashian when she published an image on her Instagram standing in front of her fridge, exposing a barren wasteland of a couple of containers of milk, a primarily empty container of unidentifiable liquid, and a smattering of veggies that have yet to be eaten/possibly might never ever be consumed.

    People were frightened! I felt seen!

    Social media and the blogosphere illuminated. Sure, all Kim Kardashian needs to do is wink and this will occur, however of all ridiculous Kardashian Kontroversies, this is without a doubt my favorite. Everything about an empty fridge! Kim, I get you, lady! (My coworker, Alaina Demopoulos talked to food psychologists about what we are to obtain from all this, a piece of journalism I will value permanently.)

    All of the enjoyable was destroyed (or was it called up– one can never ever make certain with this one) when Kardashian reacted to the hoopla by providing a trip of her real, palatial, restaurant-grade, open-plan kitchen, total with a frozen yogurt maker. I am stunned to discover I have less in typical with Kim Kardashian than I believed.

    I Manifested a Broadway Musical in My Dreams Again

    Watch out, CC! From a bridal store in Flushing, Queens, to the GREAT WHITE WAY, it was revealed today that a Broadway musical variation of The Nanny remains in the works, with the comedy queen herself, Fran Drescher, producing and– this is so great– Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s Rachel Bloom dealing with ball game with her music partner from the program, Adam Schlesinger.

    Harry and Meghan heard that they were doing a The Nanny musical and came running .

    Mariah Carey Broke Another Record …

    Another, possibly last upgrade on Mariah Carey’s record-breaking “All I Want For Christmas Is You” run. This recently, it set another record … for being the very first tune to ever fall totally off the chart from top on the Billboard 100. (Duh, it’s not Christmas any longer.) Carey’s reaction was best:

    What to enjoy today:

    Grace and Frankie: It’s my preferred program and I do not care who understands it.

    Undersea: It’s cuckoo and enjoyable. Would enjoy once again!

    The New Pope: Or simply await screenshots of the Jude Law speedo scene.

    What to avoid today:

    Medical Police: What does “medical authorities” even suggest?

    Like a Boss: Rose Byrne is worthy of much better. How attempt they.


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