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Oscars’ Orwellian diversity quota
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Posted By: Imright, 9/10/2020 4:24:33 AM

There go the Oscars.Forget merit, now filmmakers will have to subject their art to Orwellian tests of identitarian purity if it is to be eligible for a Best Picture award.In the latest act of craven capitulation to the BLM-Antifa mob, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decreed Tuesday that no movie can win the top award unless it satisfies a set of ­genetically and sexually diverse ­quotas.For example, lead actors must be from an “underrepresented racial or ethnic group . . . Asian, Latinx, Black, Native American, Middle Eastern, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.”

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Flyball Dogs 9/10/2020 5:00:39 AM (No. 536259)
It really doesn’t matter what their diversity quota does/ does not do re the Oscars. I haven’t watched in years. Let me rephrase that: I STOPPED watching years ago. (Ditto football, NBA, and probably baseball soon) I’ve been watching the Tour de France, and so far, so good. Although the scenery is so beautiful, it would take a lot of BLM to pry me away. Oscars? Gone.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: mifla 9/10/2020 5:01:57 AM (No. 536261)
Liberals giving liberals awards. Conservatives need not apply.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: PChristopher 9/10/2020 5:15:00 AM (No. 536264)
So basically all you need to clinch a Best Picture award is to have a drum circle of woke, militant minorities reading from The Squad's new comic book. Is that about it? What was I thinking, wanting to watch Gone with the Wind again?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rather Read 9/10/2020 6:42:16 AM (No. 536307)
It's gotten so silly that people fuss at movies like 1917 for not being diverse enough. Or criticize Master and Commander for not having women in it. Hollywood is so stupid.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: scottj 9/10/2020 7:13:03 AM (No. 536329)
Liberals are like antimatter. They destroy everything they come into contact with.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: rikkitikki 9/10/2020 7:13:56 AM (No. 536330)
Here's a wild thought...to prove they're not just reverse racists, how about the NBA and NFL adopt similar rules, such that every team must have a racially representative mix in their starting lineups, their bench squads, their coaching staff, their managements, and even the concessions booths in the stadiums and arenas. It would certainly make me 'feel better.'
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 9/10/2020 7:38:15 AM (No. 536346)
Actually, it's a beautiful thing to watch.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Socio 9/10/2020 7:38:51 AM (No. 536347)
They put in diversity measures in a few years ago thanks to Jada Smith, from that point on the only Oscar winners were White because of those measures no one believes that if a minority won it was because they earned it, that minorities are now seen as token winners. Not only are minorities who keep clamoring for equality, destroying any chance of it because of their demands for lack of a better term to cheat to win by employing things diversity measures to give them a leg up so to speak, in doing so they are conceding that Whites are superior. Because of this diversity mandate nonsense, no one, not even minorities themselves will ever believe minorities actually won an Oscar, got that job on merit, earned that raise etc... they have made themselves perpetually unequal by mandating equality.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: tsquare 9/10/2020 8:02:07 AM (No. 536369)
It’s such a wonderful idea. Let’s apply it to all of the entertainment industry...their awards ceremonies, their sports teams, etc.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: upstater 9/10/2020 9:00:06 AM (No. 536437)
The remake of the “Sound of Music” with Cardi B as Maria. The vonTrapp family are Afro-Austrian and all the white actors are of course Nazis.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Strike3 9/10/2020 9:18:22 AM (No. 536446)
It looks like we'll have to accept the fact that the best movies have already been filmed and the best books have already been written. Yes, books are next. The huge publishers have been accepting mostly liberal books now for the past decade and the "woke" requirements will soon follow, count on it. I sure would not like to be owning a movie theater these days.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: czechlist 9/10/2020 9:56:16 AM (No. 536487)
The left destroys everything it influences. The first people communists eliminate are the useful idiots who were involved in the revolution. Why? Because they are activists and the commies know when they discover communism isn't the Utopia expected they will rebel. Once socialism is in place they want complacency.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 9/10/2020 11:06:16 AM (No. 536548)
The soft bigotry of low expectations still thrives.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: mc squared 9/10/2020 11:45:06 AM (No. 536582)
It isn't just that Hollywood will lose the awards viewers, but all studios will comply with the diktats in order to be considered for an Oscar. WW I and II movies will have soldiers with rainbow helmets, and Dunkirk films will have Native American ship captains in high heels.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: earlybird 9/10/2020 12:25:05 PM (No. 536637)
Merit? Surely you jest. We have been watching old movies on TCM. The quality of the old movies, the performances and entertainment value, and - in the case of some - the lack of political correctness are refreshing. In the last week we’ve seen “Gone With the Wind” (the 1939 original which is stunningly beautiful), “Mame” and “The Music Man”… Wonderful!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 9/10/2020 12:32:41 PM (No. 536646)
This reminds me of one of the Naked Gun movies. And the winner for best picture is...Sawdust and Mildew!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Penney 9/10/2020 3:05:14 PM (No. 536801)
With no entertainment and no merit remaining, what does hollyweird have to offer but lefty propaganda?! ...No thanks.
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