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For those that go for that sort of thing, the nominees came out, all the stories are just celebrating how 'diverse' they are this year.




"The Father"
"Judas and the Black Messiah"
"Promising Young Woman"
"Sound of Metal"
"The Trial of the Chicago 7″


Maria Bakalova, "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm"
Glenn Close, "Hillbilly Elegy"
Olivia Colman, "The Father"
Amanda Seyfried, "Mank"
Youn Yuh-jung, "Minari"


Sacha Baron Cohen, "The Trial of the Chicago 7"
Daniel Kaluuya, "Judas and the Black Messiah"
Leslie Odom Jr., "One Night in Miami"
Paul Raci, "Sound of Metal"
Lakeith Stanfield, "Judas and the Black Messiah"


"Fight For You" from "Judas and the Black Messiah"
"Hear My Voice" from "The Trial of the Chicago 7"
"Husavik" from "Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga"
"lo Sì (Seen)" from "The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se)"
"Speak Now" from "One Night in Miami..."


"Over the Moon"
"A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon"


"Borat Subsequent MovieFilm"
"The Father"
"One Night in Miami"
"The White Tiger"


"Judas and the Black Messiah"
"Promising Young Woman"
"Sound of Metal"
"The Trial of the Chicago 7"


Riz Ahmed, "Sound of Metal"
Chadwick Boseman, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"
Anthony Hopkins, "The Father"
Gary Oldman, "Mank"
Steven Yeun, "Minari"


Viola Davis, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"
Andra Day, "The United States vs. Billie Holiday"
Vanessa Kirby, "Pieces of a Woman"
Frances McDormand, "Nomadland"
Carey Mulligan, "Promising Young Woman"


Thomas Vinterberg, "Another Round"
David Fincher, "Mank"
Lee Isaac Chung, "Minari"
Chloe Zhao, "Nomadland"
Emerald Fennell, "Promising Young Woman"
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3 hours ago, B-Man said:



Look at that list of BEST pictures.


The only one that I have seen was Mank.


It was good, but not great.

The only one I even heard of was Judas and the Black Messiah. That's because one of the premium apps (HBO+ or Paramount+) has been pushing it for the past month.


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CHRISTIAN TOTO: Seven Causes You Won’t Hear Championed During the Oscars. 


They matter, of course, but the progressive elites won't dare name check them


“They’re inconvenient to the industry. Some reflect poorly on President Joe Biden. Others make Hollywood denizens look like hypocrites of the highest order. The causes reveal the ideological limitations of an industry that purports to be modern-day truth tellers but acts like a Democratic Super PAC.”


We’re days away from the 93rd Oscars ceremony, and we all know what that means.

  • Progressive lectures
  • A show that, in the best-case scenario, wraps up after three grueling hours
  • A new, new ratings low


Kids in Cages  (there is more about each topic at the link)


Chinese Censorship


Concentration Camps


Big Tech Censorship


Blacklist 2.0


Businesses Crushed by Riots

It’s hard to quantify how many small business owners watched their dreams go up in literal smoke since then, and the Left’s false narrative that insurance would make amends for the damages proved more Fake News.


We’re seeing this process repeat itself in recent weeks prior to the Derek Chauvin trial.


We’re still waiting for a single celebrity to speak out on behalf of these small business owners, meaning they won’t broach the subject come Sunday. It’s worth noting this reporter directly asked eight celebrities who donated money to the Minnesota Freedom Fund about the plight of businesses destroyed by the protests.


They chose not to reply.


Businesses Crushed by COVID-19 Restrictions





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The Foolhardy Oscars Predictions for the 93rd Academy Awards


Best Animated Feature

Pixar lands two choices: with the neglected ”Onward,’’ which was released on the cusp of the Covid shutdown, and ”Soul’’. Netflix garners a pair as well, with ”Farmageddon – A Shawn The Sheep movie,’’ and ”Over The Moon’’, while Apple lands with ”Wolfwalkers.’’

PICK – ”Soul’’


Best Adapted Screenplay

The mystery here — how is the ”Borat’’ sequel considered an adapted piece, and why is a largely improvised film considered for the screenplay? Two novels and two plays are also in the category here.

PICK – ”One Night In Miami’’


Best Original Screenplay

Curiously ”Mank’’ is up for many major categories, yet Fincher filming his late father’s work was not included. ”Judas And The Black Messiah’’ is a curiosity, as it is actually a melding of two different screenplays on the same topic. I’ll go with a safer bet of Aaron Sorkin here, whom Hollywood raves about lavishly.

PICK – ”The Trial Of The Chicago 7’’


Best Supporting Actress

Olivia Coleman has become an adored performer in town, but I am leaning towards the industry being swayed by the recent weeks of activism about anti-Asian American intolerance.


PICK – Yuh-jung Youn (“Minari”) 



Best Supporting Actor

The two leads for ”Black Messiah’’ were divided into this category, and thus may split the vote. Paul Raci has been getting attention for ”Sound Of Metal,’’ after winning at the Screen Actors Guild awards. 


PICK – Leslie Odom Jr. (“One Night in Miami”)



Best Lead Actress

The toughest category going. Just for the sake of looking for an edge, I’ll suggest the diversity movement might push Davis just ahead of anyone else.


PICK – Viola Davis (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”)



Best Lead Actor

Conversely, this category seems sewn up. The sudden passing of Chadwick Boseman automatically launched him to the top of this list, even before the nominations were announced. The closest we come to a bet-the-rent result is found here.


PICK – Chadwick Boseman (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”)


Best Director

The shock was that Regina King did not get a nomination for ”One Night In Miami’’. Seriously torn between two picks here. My personal favorite is David Fincher, and he did masterful work on ”Mank,’’ but Zhao has both the Asian sympathy and Hollywood’s hunger to have a female director win out in this category. She would be the second woman ever to win the prize (after “The Hurt Locker” director, Kathryn Bigelow, won in 2010).


PICK – Chloé Zhao / (“Nomadland”)


Best Motion Picture

Will Hollywood take the movie about itself (a dependable favorite), the 60’s protest ensemble piece, the minority cast, the female empowerment film, or the black activist biography??? Stick them all on a dartboard, let’s see what happens.


PICK – “The Trial of the Chicago 7”



I'll say something that I hope doesn't sound racist (it is meant to be a comment on Hollywood Liberals.


But it seems as if white nominees will not be considered this year.  We'll see.




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On 3/15/2021 at 10:49 AM, Wacka said:

Not a single one.


I was even aware of the existence of one of those movies.


The Oscars has a history of being reactionary so easy to guess the tone and winners tonight.

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The only time that I tune in for the past decade is three hours in they always do the "In Memoriam"   segment for the "stars" that we have lost from the past year.


They have even managed to screw that up slowly but surely.


This year they included so many, one was a studio musician, a great guy i'm sure but c'mon .


He was on screen just as long as Olivia de haviland for God's sake.


and Sean Connery should have been last, not Chad


Well, back to MLB Tonight.



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1998: 57M viewers;

2014: 40M viewers;

2020: 23.6M;

2021: 9.85M.


So 30M viewers gone in the span of just 7 years, 47M gone from 23 yrs ago.



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1 hour ago, B-Man said:






1998: 57M viewers;

2014: 40M viewers;

2020: 23.6M;

2021: 9.85M.


So 30M viewers gone in the span of just 7 years, 47M gone from 23 yrs ago.




Huh.  Certainly people aren't turning away because they don't want to be talked down to and lectured by literally the most privileged people in the world.  That can't be it.  Must be racism.  And sexism.


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16 hours ago, Robs House said:

I hate the Oscars almost as much as I hate people who work out in the morning.


Well, both are sins against God.

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I read something that said they changed the order of the awards, so rather than building toward the most important ones at the end, they shuffled them all up.  Part of the rationale was so they could end the show with an award they thought a black guy was going to win.  Turns out not only didn't the black guy win, but the white guy who won was home in bed at the time, so no one was even there to accept the award at the big finale.   What an awesome display of poetic justice.

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