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Posted By: MissMolly, 9/10/2020 4:20:58 AM

According to last February’s ratings, 93 percent of us are already not watching the Academy Awards. Now Oscar is wondering: How do I whittle down that last 7 percent? Answer: woke quotas. That thunk you heard coming out of La-La Land on Tuesday was the sound of the Academy grandly planting its face in the sidewalk by announcing it was formally rejecting the pursuit of artistic quality in favor of a byzantine quota system. Starting with 2024 films, your project can’t even be considered for a Best Picture Oscar unless it meets a set of diversity targets

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Reply 1 - Posted by: John C 9/10/2020 5:31:01 AM (No. 536271)
The new requirements won't lure me back to the movies any time soon,They have been mouthing off about Pres. Trump for 4 years. let them go broke.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Highlander 9/10/2020 5:43:24 AM (No. 536277)
Why not just make the damned movies to actually entertain moviegoers, make money, and not bother about the Oscars?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lazyman 9/10/2020 6:15:28 AM (No. 536297)
See America great again, watch Turner classics.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rather Read 9/10/2020 6:31:24 AM (No. 536303)
I've seen very few ads for movies that would make me pay the price to go into a theater. I do want to see the new Wonder Woman and new James Bond movie. Then John Wick 4 and that's about it. And I swear if they get woke on any of those, that's it. I will never set foot in a theater again.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: HerbVA 9/10/2020 6:46:32 AM (No. 536310)
Time for remake of Amos ‘ n’ Andy. All black cast.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: udanja99 9/10/2020 6:55:05 AM (No. 536314)
Except, #3, that channel is owned by Ted Turner, ultra left winger and former husband of Jane Fonda. The best thing to do is quit Hollywood and television completely. Read a book, do something creative, visit with friends and family.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 9/10/2020 7:01:06 AM (No. 536318)
The Oscars were once a cultural phenomenon. They're now insignificant and continue to grow even more so.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: mizzmac 9/10/2020 7:28:27 AM (No. 536337)
The destruction of merit continues. Now an Academy Award will be as indicative of excellence as a Harvard scholarship.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: rikkitikki 9/10/2020 8:12:58 AM (No. 536381)
Hollywood is willfully 'woking' itself into irrelevance...or at least driving away its audiences...just like the NFL. They should expect a similar result.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Strike3 9/10/2020 8:13:07 AM (No. 536382)
The alleged good news is that more people of color will get parts in movies. The bad news is that nobody will go see them and they will all lose money. Hollywood has built a house of toothpicks in a windstorm.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Lawsy0 9/10/2020 8:14:35 AM (No. 536383)
Speaking of Ted Turner and of Netflix: remember that it is costing THEM money to show me their films. It is only costing me a bit of electricity. I can take their lunch money AND beat them up on the playground. a twofer.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: rikkitikki 9/10/2020 8:15:13 AM (No. 536384)
For me, personally, I watch movies to be entertained...not to pay homage to the political frenzy du jour.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Kafka2 9/10/2020 8:41:08 AM (No. 536416)
With all the new 'woke' quotas, the chance that well made and entertaining movies do not stand a chance of winning an Oscar. And, it will not end at "B" grade movies and acting getting awards. Anybody, watching will have to endure award winners, who making seven or eight figure incomes, rant about being oppressed.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: raspberry 9/10/2020 8:48:29 AM (No. 536423)
If they have made any great films in the past 40 years I have missed them. I decided then not to be propagandized by liberal Hollywood and have not been to a theatre since. Now this proves how right I was. Today the propaganda is much worse. Do not try to control how I think!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: janjan 9/10/2020 8:53:12 AM (No. 536427)
No one outside of Hollywood cares which films win Oscars. The majority of movies are Leftist red meat so they can keep producing garbage with a new cast of characters. We’re bored.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: little guy 9/10/2020 8:53:45 AM (No. 536428)
What ever happened to the concept of creating art just for art's own sake? Leave the artist alone and let him/her do whatever they want in the manner of however they are moved. If we (the public) like it --- we applaud, with both our hands and our money. If we don't like it, we boo --- the artist withdraws and might get appreciated somewhere else or at a different time. Now, this form of censorship will lead to crappy art. Just like the drek that came out of Soviet Russian from the 1920's until now! This basically means not one western, war flick or anything else showing whites doing anything (like "Robin Hood", "Dinner at Eight", "Casablanca", etc.) will ever be made again.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: rabblerouser 9/10/2020 9:31:46 AM (No. 536456)
I haven't watched a new movie in 5 years or a new tv show in 3 years. And that will not change in the future. I watch old tv shows on free services like Pluto and I have a sizable collection of 1980's movies on DVD. Hollywood can keep their b.s. preachy (and bad) shows and movies.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: planetgeo 9/10/2020 9:50:40 AM (No. 536476)
Actually I'm looking forward to the coming remakes of some of the classics to see how the new reality is portrayed, and by whom. Well, like the following scripts in development I understand. "Gone With the Woke" - a heart-wrenching epic of white liberals being driven from their pastoral marijuana and arugula plantations around Portland by the very same revolutionaries they were yelling out to: "Dude, we're on your side!" as the flames enveloped them. The classic ending rings even truer today: "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn." "Whiteboard Jungle" - the classic urban teen movie in which a cool, black Critical Race Theory teacher tries to help unruly gangs of white Advanced Placement Calculus students somehow, finally overcome their white privilege flaws, like perfectionism, always being on time, getting A+ on every single test, inventing really awesome gadgets that everyone wants to buy, and becoming gazillionaires before they reach puberty. "Socialist Network" - a documentary remake of Mark Zuckerberg's true development of Facebook from a goofy site for bored people to show and discuss inane, narcissistic pictures and details of their worthless lives into a corrosive, viewpoint-censoring, and thought-controlling network designed to impose a stifling leftist government. The founders of Google and Twitter make cameo appearances to basically say, "Same here." Not funny. But documentaries never are.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: chillijilli 9/10/2020 9:57:56 AM (No. 536489)
Diversity targets are great. I think we should applaud this effort---and demand that all former winners return their Oscars at once and publicly apologize. I want to hear one sob story after another, while the American public takes a knee before each and every film shown in a movie theatre. Allow movie fans to bring their sledgehammers to demolish the Walk of Fame. Rename the demolished area The former Walk of Shame. Topple all statues of Hollywood celebrities and set the Hollywood sign ablaze. Board up Universal Studios immediately and demand reparations from the shamefully unwoke who enabled sexist Harvey Weinstein and his ilk to continue their predatory careers. That's a start, anyway.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: bigfatslob 9/10/2020 10:02:41 AM (No. 536494)
With Hollywood's new quota for black producers, writers and actors where will Clooney, DiCaprio and the cry baby go to make movies they're unemployed in La La Land. Will Italy or Spain be the next 'white' Hollywood. We will find out from TMZ eventually. Who really cares I certainly don't because I don't view anything but old old classics.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Jobe 9/10/2020 10:04:22 AM (No. 536496)
Are these jackasses crazy? This is one of the STUPIDEST ideas I have ever heard. Toss out the quality of the production, the poetic dialogue, the panoramic visual beauty, the intensity of the drama and the other things that make a film great (Casablanca, The Deer Hunter, To Kill a Mockingbird, and a host of others) and LET'S POLITICIZE WHAT WAS NEVER SUPPOSED TO BE POLITICIZED. Rather than "art for art's sake" and let's go with Hollywood liberals and "crap for crap's sake. If ever I wondered why I haven't seen a movie in twenty plus years, I guess I now have an answer.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: HotRod 9/10/2020 10:10:27 AM (No. 536501)
It's bad enough that so many TV commercials now feature only black people. Pandering at it's worst! The problem for the marketing people is that I recognize the political drive behind this pandering, and I change channels when I see such a commercial. I feel bad for black people that see this too, and recognize they are being pandered to. It really reinforces the fact that the left uses blacks as pawns.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: hammondb3 9/10/2020 10:25:56 AM (No. 536516)
We have already seen what racial quotas and 'woke' screenplay can to do the success of a MOVIE - "A Wrinkle in Time" comes to mind. A total disregard for the book and an obviously contrived racial cast made that movie an abject disaster. Now, that appears to be the model for all of Hollywood. Hollywood... meet the NFL.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: janjan 9/10/2020 10:32:23 AM (No. 536523)
It looks like the Hollywood Leftists get to live by the rules they wanted to impose on everyone else. It’s hard for them to complain about that. The Oscars have hereby been reduced to participation trophies for movies no one has seen. Awesome.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: marbles 9/10/2020 10:35:49 AM (No. 536526)
Among other things,...... A camel is a horse built by committee, the new Hollywood rules are like a Chinese menu (one from column A , one from column B ) TCM has gone " woke " , now showing 14 weeks of " Women Make Film ", a 14 part documentary with 100 films made by women of all countries and years. How thrilling, NOT.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: TXknitter 9/10/2020 10:40:00 AM (No. 536530)
Hollywood continues to commit suicide. Remember when movie theaters and big marquees were a standard sight in any size city? I drove across a good bit of America in late 2018. Rarely rarely did I see signs of a movie theater. I don’t call those tidgy type rooms with a big TV screen a movie theater, either. I did see where SAG members are beginning to object to the new Oscar rules. Its about time!
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Reply 27 - Posted by: darnright 9/10/2020 10:50:22 AM (No. 536536)
Methinks there will be a whole lot of Hollywood mansions coming up for sale soon...
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Are You Serious 9/10/2020 10:53:09 AM (No. 536540)
Is there any group of people hurtling toward irrelevancy faster than the Hollywood crowd ?
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Reply 29 - Posted by: stablemoney 9/10/2020 11:43:48 AM (No. 536576)
We keep being told the woke stuff will backfire, but we keep getting more of it. It seems to have taken over everything: entertainment, news, sports, education, restaurants, businesses. The Republicans are perpetually outraged by the behavior of the leftists, but the left sets all the rules, and the Republicans do nothing about it, except I suppose, stay at home. We can pretend not to buy the products, but we have to buy something, and all businesses are now woke.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: kono 9/10/2020 11:53:39 AM (No. 536592)
Hollywhat?
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Reply 31 - Posted by: crashnburn 9/10/2020 12:02:00 PM (No. 536601)
#29, I'm sure you've heard the old adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Well, Hollywood is going 'woke', and it won't get fixed until it goes 'broke', which will probably take a while. I haven't watched Oscar in years, I think the last one I watched (on tape) was hosted by Billy Crystal, so they won't miss me. However, there are plenty more people left to boycott not only Oscar, but Hollywood in general.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: MNluxiegal 9/10/2020 12:06:28 PM (No. 536607)
A reply to #22, It is true that there are more commercials with black people in them. I remember how after the Civil Rights movement of the 60's, there were suddenly commercials on TV with black actors. It was always noticeable because of it's newness. Which brings me to this comment on your posting. I do not recall back in the 60's and 70's any backlash happening from the so-called privileged white folks or from white supremacists. This flies in the faces of idiots who claim all whites are privileged and racist. It has taken a longer time for Asian faces to make it into commercials. Yes, we do now see Asians in commercials. This is progress, and proves that minorities are actually fully integrated into society and represented in everyday life in our commercials. So, the claim that they are not given opportunities to advance in society are overblown, IMHO. I think the one true problem that blacks face is the so-called 'driving while black' complaint. Black citizens do actually experience more stops by police for ID checks. However, if our news media were honest, they would point out the reason for this phenomenon is the higher incidence of law-breaking by members of the black community. LEO's are certainly not going to stop a white or Asian person if they are looking for a black man who just committed a crime.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: OregonBoomergirl 9/10/2020 12:23:08 PM (No. 536634)
I care nothing for today’s movies, haven’t been to one in a long time. I feel contempt for most celebrities and think them utter fools. I used to enjoy going to movies now and then, but they have slowly eroded the specialness of it all. The Oscars used to be fun, now they are disgusting. And who cares about what they think about anything, as they insist on lecturing we lessers? At this point Hollywood has ruined their brand for good, and evidently they are still too stupid to realize this. And we know you can’t fix stupid.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 9/10/2020 2:03:11 PM (No. 536729)
IMHO, hollyweird is completely irrelevant. I haven't gone to a movie since, I can't remember. Won't be going anytime in the future either. I'm done with them, just a bunch of clowns who think that they are more important than my cats litter box.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: PostAway 9/10/2020 3:17:58 PM (No. 536817)
There is nothing new in Hollywood anymore, even making Scarlett O’’Hara and Rhett Butler black, and the idea of “going to the movies” will soon be as archaic as going to the mall. Wide-screen TV’s, rich sound delivery and beautifully written, staged, filmed, recorded and acted made-for-TV movies are abundant. Plus, the snacks are reasonably priced and you can actually have real butter on your popcorn for about 1/6th the price. Plastic surgeons, orthodontists, antibiotics and hygienic living make “movie star good looks” more commonplace. Judging by the number of various actors, directors, screenwriters and other creatives’ names I see on all sorts of projects there must not be a shortage of talent. Paying someone like Tom Cruise millions for pictures made sense 30 years ago but nowadays Pete Mitchell or Ethan Hunt could be video game action creations and almost as realistic in appearance as an actor. So the newest and most desperate advertising ploy is to make it seem socially unacceptable to ignore Hollywood and its films. It won’t work. The Oscars are irrelevant and boring.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: YorkieMom 9/10/2020 3:43:22 PM (No. 536851)
If the rich hotshot movie stars aren’t careful, they may end up cleaning their own homes, servicing their own cars, doing their own lawns, and buying secondhand clothes.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Donna M 9/10/2020 3:56:08 PM (No. 536862)
All the big budget movies are being made for China anyway. The decision is economic because their movie viewing public is huge and the CCP has major investments in studios. No more Chinese villains or support of Tibet. Last two movies I went to were Ford v Ferrari and then Midway, which was excellent until the obligatory China insert.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: legalart 9/10/2020 4:01:16 PM (No. 536866)
Frankly, I like this; Hellywood has been sowing cultural rot and financing political mayhem for years. Let them live with the results; the implosion should be spectacular, because more than anyone else, THEY are all about the Benjamins.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 9/10/2020 9:15:19 PM (No. 537078)
The Oscars are no different than the Nobel Prize in 2020. It doesn't mean anything. Nobody remembers who won last year, viewership is way down because nobody cares. They might as well be handing out an 8-track tape.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: cor-vet 9/10/2020 10:57:47 PM (No. 537112)
Wait until the white folk find out they can't sit down in front at the 0scars, but have to take their white privilege to the back of the auditorium.
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A Rhode Island professor with a history of incendiary comments against conservatives is under fire this week for appearing to suggest that the fatal shooting of a Patriot Prayer supporter during unrest in Portland last month was morally justified. The comment from Erik Loomis, a history professor at the University of Rhode Island, came in response to a comment on his blog post: “Why Was Michael Reinoehl Killed?” The post questioned whether police deliberately “murdered” 48-year-old Michael Reinoehl, the man who fatally shot Aaron “Jay” Danielson on Aug. 29, the night Trump supporters clashed with backers of Black Lives Matter in Portland.
Weather Underground Terrorist Bill Ayers
Suggests the Civil War Has Already Begun
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Posted by Hazymac 9/11/2020 12:19:36 PM Post Reply
As violent and destructive antifa and Black Lives Matter riots continue to ravage American cities like Portland and Kenosha, a self-described communist who plotted to blow up the U.S. Capitol in the 1970s suggested that America’s second Civil War has already started. “Am I the only one, or do you feel eerily that we’re living in Kansas, 1859, and that tensions are boiling over, but only years later will people say, ‘Yes, the Civil War began there and then?'” Ayers posted on Facebook. He posted the same statement on his website, BillAyers.org. Ayers, who co-founded the Weather Underground in 1969, took part in the bombings of the New
NFL ratings plummet in Chiefs-
Texans season opener
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Posted by Ribicon 9/11/2020 4:17:04 PM Post Reply
The NFL is back. Spread the word. Thursday night’s season-opening matchup between the Chiefs and Texans attracted 19.3 million viewers between 8 and 11 p.m. That marks a 12.3% drop from last year’s ratings, which ended with an audience of 22 million. Deadline noted that the key 18-49 demographic pulled in a 5.2 rating, falling from last year’s 12.8 mark. It is likely that multiple factors played into the drop, including social justice messages, which have been present, while audience sizes have reduced across all sports in recent months. An uncompetitive game—a 34-20 Chiefs win, during which they led
Women Who Stole Kid's MAGA
Hat Charged With Hate Crime
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Posted by StormCnter 9/10/2020 2:03:31 PM Post Reply
Two Delaware women accused of accosting a 7-year-old boy outside of the Democratic National Convention and taking his MAGA hat are facing up to 15 years in prison for a hate crime.(Snip for tweet)Yes, it was “shameful.” It was also mean, stupid, small-minded, and wrong. But do the women really deserve to spend 15 years in prison for it? Fox News: “Violence in any form is unacceptable, but harming another person — let alone a child — because of the expression of their views betrays the principles on which our country was founded,” Jennings said in a statement to Fox News.
Viewers call to cancel Netflix after
controversial ‘Cuties’ premiere
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Posted by Ribicon 9/10/2020 3:21:59 PM Post Reply
Backlash against the French film “Cuties” continues to escalate, with objectors now demanding Netflix be canceled in response to the movie’s perceived sexualization of children. “Unbelievable that they released ‘Cuties’. So child porn is ok now Netflix? Raise your hand if you agree this is disgusting,” wrote one Twitter user, using the hashtag #CancelNetflix. The Twitter campaign against the streaming giant follows its release in August of a heavily criticized trailer and poster for the flick. The online outrage continues despite Netflix releasing a statement saying “we’re deeply sorry for the inappropriate artwork that we used” to promote the film. “Netflix is comfortable
Biden's COVID-19 adviser Vivek Murthy says
candidate has "already started" vaccine
distribution plan
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Posted by Imright 9/11/2020 2:29:43 PM Post Reply
Despite delays in trials and no tangible vaccine in final stages of development in the U.S., Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's coronavirus adviser Dr. Vivek Murthy says the candidate has "already started" work on his plan for expanding testing, building contact tracing capacity and distributing a vaccine.(Tweets) Murthy, who served as Surgeon General during the Obama administration, told "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan in an interview on Friday that should Biden become president, adequate distribution of a vaccine would be vital to "re-building public trust in the COVID-19 response" "It will mean putting in place the strategy and resources necessary to reopen schools and workplaces.
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