Whitest Oscars In Decades Spawn #OscarsSoWhite Twitter Backlash

  • metta

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    Jan 17, 2015 6:30 PM GMT
    Whitest Oscars In Decades Spawn #OscarsSoWhite Twitter Backlash

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  • AMoonHawk

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    Jan 17, 2015 6:51 PM GMT
    I've noticed over the last several years it seems to switch back and forth. It's is like one year is white year, then the next year is minority year, and then back to white year, and then the next back to minority year. Coincidence? Or Planned? icon_lol.gif

    Isn't it based on some sort of voting within the industry?

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/siteinfo/?id=2253
    "Each year, the Academy publishes a list of qualifying movies, from which the nearly 6,000 members select their top five choices in each category on ballots, ranked first to fifth. All members of the Academy vote for Best Picture, while the other categories are mostly voted on by their respective branches (e.g., only actors vote in the acting categories). "

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/54560/how-are-oscar-nominees-chosen
    "the Oscar voting process is managed by an accounting team at PricewaterhouseCoopers ... the firm mails the ballots of eligible nominees to members of the Academy in December"

    "Becoming a Part of the Club

    To become one of the 6028 voting members of the Academy, you better be in the business. Aside from requiring an “unusually high level of quality and distinction” in their respective fields, candidates must also meet quantitative standards. Writers, producers, and directors must have at least two screen credits to their names, while actors must have credited roles in at least three films. Candidates in technical branches of filmmaking—like art directors or visual effects supervisors—must be active in their fields for a certain number of years (just how many varies based on the particular area of expertise)."
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    Jan 18, 2015 5:35 AM GMT
    Why everything has to become a race issue?
    I really don't get it.
  • metta

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    Jan 18, 2015 6:25 AM GMT
    falskurfugl saidWhy everything has to become a race issue?
    I really don't get it.


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    Jan 18, 2015 3:11 PM GMT
    falskurfugl saidWhy everything has to become a race issue?
    I really don't get it.

    Difficult to say. Did non-White actors simply not merit recognition this year, based on their performances? Did movie producers not put non-Whites in good roles? Were no films made that featured good leading roles for non-White characters?

    I think it's other forces, besides racial, at work. Are there supposed to be racial set-asides? That a Black actor must have a nomination, no matter how poor the performance, or the work for other award categories?

    Should we be alarmed if no British actors are nominated (the best in the world, in my view) in a given year? It's happened.

    So I think this could be just a normal cycle. Were there some outstanding non-White actors, or talents in other fields, who should have been nominated?
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    Jan 18, 2015 4:51 PM GMT
    falskurfugl saidWhy everything has to become a race issue?
    I really don't get it.


    I see it as more of an "inclusion" issue than a "race" issue. I don't think its even a topic that blacks own. There are a lot of groups that could benefit from having their stories told or would like to see more representation in the characters, writers, directors, actors, producers and judges.


  • metta

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    Jan 18, 2015 5:00 PM GMT
    woodfordr said
    falskurfugl saidWhy everything has to become a race issue?
    I really don't get it.


    I see it as more of an "inclusion" issue than a "race" issue. I don't think its even a topic that blacks own. There are a lot of groups that could benefit from having their stories told or would like to see more representation in the characters, writers, directors, actors, producers and judges.





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    Jan 18, 2015 6:34 PM GMT
    I didn't think Selma was the best flick I saw this year. Since they nominate 10, I guess I can understand it's inclusion there though. For some of the other categories, being mentioned as "snubs", don't kow who I'd kick out to include a Selma nominee. Awards are subjective to begin with. Who will remember the winners a week after the telecast? Meh.
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    Jan 18, 2015 8:12 PM GMT
    here is your answer

    Liberal racism , not news.

    Conservative racism, 24 hr news cycle..


    Its that simple.
  • BlackRussian1...

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    Jan 19, 2015 12:28 AM GMT
    I've seen this but it means little to me as the Oscars are rarely the barometer of the best in film in any given year. It's always been a pretty conservative gig and quite white, so why all this shock? Hollywood film has been eclipsed by television in terms of quality, subject matter, and depth for some time now anyway.
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    Jan 19, 2015 12:55 AM GMT
    Well if this is so upsetting to the left I am sure they will blame all the liberal Jews who control Hollywood right?Cant blame the right wing for this lol
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    Jan 19, 2015 2:01 AM GMT
    I noticed this too. IN the acting categories, it's mostly White and Black Actors/Actresses. Not many Latin or Asian nominees in the acting department. It reminds me last year when there was a strong Blacks/AA presence with 12 years a Slave won best pic. The year before that Ang Lee won for best director'Life of Pi. And another year where top acting honors went to all European thespians. Anyway, a coincidence? I like Eddie Redmayne, kinda rooting for him. I like the year when Both Halle Berry and Denzel W. won in 2002? Training day and Monster's ball were both great movies.
  • mybud

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    Jan 19, 2015 2:39 AM GMT
    falskurfugl saidWhy everything has to become a race issue?
    I really don't get it.

    ^^^this
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    Jan 19, 2015 9:25 PM GMT
    robbaker saidwho cares all these movies and actors of this generation sucks icon_razz.gif


    That i totally agree !
  • martinaston

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    Jan 19, 2015 10:11 PM GMT
    movies cost money, lots of it. the people with most of it in north america are predominantly white. they finance what they want to see. black film makers get their stories told contingent on those holding the purse strings. whitest oscar's is the wrong question. we should be asking what stories do we want to tell, its too late to point out a lack during awards season. which is why the media are running with it now, they don't want to change the status quo, just sell a few more copies on the back of a metal statue.
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    Jan 19, 2015 10:24 PM GMT
    What's with all these black guys in professional sports?!? It's just cray cray.....icon_twisted.gif

    But what really bothers me is seeing the same old tired ass mother fuckers in one role after another... boring....boring......e.g., Tom Cruise, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Seth Rogan, Steve Carell...

    I understand the business aspect of show business--putting asses in seats...but seriously, icon_rolleyes.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 25, 2015 3:14 AM GMT
    This is (or should be) a non-issue. The Oscars have nothing to do with "race". "12 Years A Slave" won "Best Picture" last year. It just happened to be that THIS year, the top vote getters among the peers of actor/actresses were white.