I do enjoy a good Hollywood weenie roast: Please next year have Ricky Gervais host. Please, please, please.... I am am now so glad that Benedict did not win on this night. He will have other chances and hopefully better ceremonies.
The hilarious Wanda Sykes over (IMHO) self-satisfied, self-important Ricky Gervais a million times.Either him or Wanda Sykes (on her own). She was giving some serious snarkage last night, it was great.
I haven't seen any of the nominated films and now I don't plan to, with the exception of CODA which I can't see because it's on a streaming service I don't get
However, I love documentaries and I did see two of the feature nominees this year. I was pretty sure that Summer of Soul was going to win, and it's a wonderful film, but if you have the chance to see Writing With Fire, please do. It's a very inspirational and heartfelt film about a group of Dalit (former "untouchable" caste) women in India who run a newspaper/website/YouTube channel that does investigative journalism on their state's politics. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I'd say it's never okay to resort to violence (unless it's self-defense), period. I think people on social media excuse Smith's slap because it was just a slap and completely forget that we've heard the excuse (he was provoked) often enough when a weapon was involved or from someone who beats their wife and/or child or from someone who committed sexual harrassment/assault. They don't think it's okay then and I think they need to remember that it's not okay now either because often time, it starts small and then turns into something bigger.It is never okay to resort to violence over something like a tasteless joke.
Especially since I am 99% sure it was all fake. A stupid move that could have all kinds of bad repercussions.It is never okay to resort to violence over something like a tasteless joke. Especially against someone (Chris Rock) who is smaller in size. Millions of young people idolize Will Smith and he showed them the worst possible way to deal with a problem. JMHO
There are also a lot of women applauding Will too saying they expect their man to do that, which goes back to how you said so much of that attitude is ingrained in men.Well that’s the thing. Very few of us are straight guys, and the commandment to Defend Thy Woman is ingrained at a young age especially in honor societies. There are a lot of guys, Black and white, who think Will showed the kind of manliness there isn’t enough of anymore.
And there are a lot of women, Black and white, on Twitter saying No Thank You.
I guess you would have hated the Best Picture and Best Director awards for 1958 and 1959.Coda is a recent French movie remake and imo a remake should never be nominated for best movie and best director. Where is the original vision in that ? Happy for Jane Campion and Jessica Chastain though.
Yeah. It took a long time for his publicist to write and release that statement. It's pretty clear that they did it only because of the announced review. I can't take a written apology seriously when it comes out in that timeframe. If there appears to be any real fallout for him in terms of his career I expect that he soon will announce that he's going to counseling.
Saw a comment on Twitter saying that through his whole acceptance speech, he didn't even thank Jada. Can't believe I didn't even notice. All this huffing and puffing supposedly for her and he doesn't even address her in such a big moment.
It was never about her.
I also read that after the slap Academy bigwigs considered having Will removed, but by the time they'd run through the possible scenarios he'd already won and the ceremony was almost over. (So apparently it takes half an hour to determine whether someone should be removed after striking another person).
I think we will be unpacking this evening for awhile. I do wonder about how Will sees himself given that Jada had talked about Tupac as a great love. And Tupac was badass which Will is not (and that is ok.) Didn’t he laugh initially when Rock made the joke?Saw a comment on Twitter saying that through his whole acceptance speech, he didn't even thank Jada. Can't believe I didn't even notice. All this huffing and puffing supposedly for her and he doesn't even address her in such a big moment.
It was never about her.