Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Oscar nominations in 2020 criticized for shunning PoC, women, creating hypocrisy among the woke in Hollywood

There a lot of talk right now about the lack of PoC and women in the Oscars this year, as in previous years, with the #OscarsSoWhite meme.

Krystie Lee Yandoli writes the politically correct account for Buzzfeed News.
Only Cynthia Erivo from "Harriet"  (as Minty / Harriet Tubman who help run the underground railroad to free slaves before the War Between the States) was nominated for a significant Oscar (for best actress, and best song).

Now BuzzFeed gets criticized for artificial wokeness, from commentators ranging from Tim Pool to gay male fitness guru Eduardo Sanchez-Ubanell (who himself produces short films).

John Matrixx, in the video above, says that the award shows are nothing more than opportunities for celebrities to pimp their wokeness.
A bigger issue for me in submitting my own material for movie consideration (which may happen in February) is expectations of casting diversity, when in my material some key characters have to meet some specific criteria for personal appearance, to make sense at all.   

As for other comments about the Oscars, at least two of them (Best Picture) were Netflix films, one of them “The Irishman” which I will make time to watch, I hope on Thursday.  Another such film is "Marriage Story". 

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