Keaton, Affleck and Clooney pick up the Batman life time achievement awards.
Are the Oscars racist or do they properly represent the 13% black population of the US? 12 years a slave is the perfect example to use and has been pointed out by George Clooney who thinks the Oscars are not racist.
In 2013, 12 years a slave won Oscars for best picture, best supporting actress and best screen play. It was directed by yon black fella Steve McQueen in case you forgot.
Did the academy suddenly turn racist 10 months later and not nominate Selma director Ava DuVernay? ..... hey, maybe they were being sexist. Selma got best picture and best song nominations but didn't win.
Maybe it just wasn't good enough. Tom Wilkinson and Tim Roth were the big names in that movie, unlike Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender who were supporting actors in the slave film.
Jada Pinkett Smith is the main person calling the Oscars racist. In case you didn't know her she's an actress that has been in .... ach go Google, I can't recall her roles. It's the chick married to Will Smith. He has backed up her call to boycott the Oscars ..... neither had nominations.
Will has had 2 Oscar nominations in his time, Jada none but she did win a Teen choice award once.
Others calling for a boycott are 2 times Oscar nominated director Spike Lee, a very overrated fella. Other industry heavy weights Tyrese Gibson from the Fast and the Furious 7 ... he is putting pressure on Chris Rock to drop out of hosting the show.
Snoop Dogg who like Gibson didn't have Oscar invites said, "Fuck da. Oscars." Well as long as Jada and Lee didn't call for a boycott on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as that would be emotional manipulation, using a great man and his words to complain about rich black people not getting awards.
Did my people endure hundreds of years of slavery just to be snubbed at award shows? ... Lets go to Ferguson and riot! black actors awards do matter!
Will Smith will be appearing in the up and coming Suicide Squad movie which is about um ... teenage suicide???? No, it's DC superheroes or rather anti-heroes like Marvel's Deadpool though not as good. Smith plays Deadshot who has excellent sniper skills and is guaranteed an Oscar nod for this role ... or at least a Teen Choice award.
The US does have race issues, mostly because as like during the times of the Founding Fathers all men were not equal. Award shows .... not what MLK jr had in mind though.
Maybe Meryl Streep and Kate Winslet are just better at acting and are therefore offered and choose better roles. I don't see Streep appearing in anything DC related or the other Cate ... Blanchett revving up for the Fast and the Furious 8.
Denzil Washington has won 2 Oscars, Morgan Freeman, Halle Berry and Jamie Foxx have won one each and Foxx even managed to pull a bloke out of a burning truck last week, did he stop and say, "a white guy in a crashed burning truck, I only rescue drunk drivers of color"? .... no he did not.
Scholastic Press have pulled A Birthday Cake for George Washington from distribution. The children's book told of the head chef Hercules and his daughter taking such great pride at making a birthday cake for the president.
Hercules was one of Washington's slaves to have successfully escaped on Washington's 65th birthday by the way.
"Even though he was a slave, everyone knew and admired Hercules – especially the president!”
Yeah, he was a fine negro, and one that knew his place. Washington owned 318 slaves, he whipped and punished them like any other slave owner, he also broke up families by selling members to go to the West Indies and maybe even had a child with one slave named Venus.
Happy smiling slaves, maybe they had it good after all.
Washington was a kind of pussy hypocrite. A turn coat as much as Benedict Arnold was but he managed to Forest Gump his way through disastrous defeats to actually win the war but only with the back up of France.
He wasn't a great military mind but he was popular, he'd cry in front of his men and would turn on allies when it suited him (Whiskey rebellion) he also whined and complained about the injustice of slavery all the while whipping Kunta Kinte for trying to escape.
When he died he made provisions to free his slaves .... well not really, it would be when his wife Martha had died and then only 123 were actually freed.
I don't think his slaves who worked a 6 day week had Oscar nominations on their minds much.