Quite a gambit at the Academy Awards this year. Did you see what happened with Best Picture? Bonnie and Clyde managed to pull another caper (more) Clearly they’ll want to use better accounting to make sure the right parties get recognized without such nonsense. If you did not see Moonlight, you can … rent it on Amazon. Intense and difficult film.
Supporting Actor Mahershala Ali (link) is the first Muslim actor ever to receive an Oscar. Must be a coincidence.
As several others have said, “La La Land won the popular vote, but Moonlight won the electoral college.” …uh huh.
And true to Hollywood’s unabashed “liberal bias,” they were very political throughout, even more than usual, which was quite refreshing, making fun of Trumpty Dumpty at every possible turn. Some hilarious zingers, steeped in truth, thanks to host Jimmy Kimmel’s remarks … here’s an example:
“I want to say ‘Thank You’ to President Trump,” Kimmel said during his opening monologue. “Remember, last year, when it seemed like the Oscars were racist?,” referring to last year’s Academy Awards, when no non-white actors were nominated for awards for a second straight year. “That’s gone, thanks to him,” Kimmel added, implying that the award show seems much less racist now in comparison.
So, here’s to Hollywood’s backbone … may it continue to make a meaningful contribution to all that is most critically important in the best our society has to offer — the arts, science and technology with a humanist perspective.