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Oscars: Just another waste of air-time?

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Posted on September 9, 2020 at 10:17:21
Billy Wonka
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday that there will be 10 best picture nominees beginning with the 94th Academy Awards in 2022. The organization is also planning to implement new eligibility requirements with an eye toward diversity in collaboration with the Producers Guild of America that will be finalized by the end of July.

The organization that puts on the Oscars is also committing to a new phase of diversity and inclusion initiatives, which they are calling Academy Aperture 2025. The first phase, which ended this year, was in response to the #OscarsSoWhite criticisms. Academy President David Rubin said that the organization had surpassed those goals.

"While the Academy has made strides, we know there is much more work to be done in order to ensure equitable opportunities across the board," Academy CEO Dawn Hudson said in a written statement. "The need to address this issue is urgent. To that end, we will amend - and continue to examine - our rules and procedures to ensure that all voices are heard and celebrated."
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This is from June and certainly does not bode well for talent and achievements. It makes me feel that 13.4% of the population is demanding 50% of the spoils of the Academy. I'm feeling a political tug-of-war every year when this begins. I won't be happy until we see a lot more Hispanics and Asians in positive roles.

Of course, most will say, who cares? I look at the Oscars listings to see if I have seen each film and to mostly disagree with it. It saddens to see full-on politics take over every facet of our culture.

 

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The Academy has become a joke of late..., posted on September 9, 2020 at 10:27:59
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The very fact that they need to select from 10 films versus the previous 5 speaks volumes about the overall trash that is coming out of Hollywood in the last decade or more. Hollywood is devoid of original ideas and new storylines. It's VERY sad....

 

Films now come from the dollar bins n/t, posted on September 9, 2020 at 12:48:26
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n/t

 

Quantity vs quality, posted on September 9, 2020 at 19:06:27
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Lots of formulaic films. It seems like an assembly line process of old stale ideas.

 

Hollywood follows the FOUR Rs: Recyle, Reuse, Reduce(quality), Regurgitate... N/T, posted on September 9, 2020 at 21:44:24
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They lost me when they force diversity over artistry., posted on September 10, 2020 at 09:41:01
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Don't care who makes a film, or stars in it, or what their beliefs are. If it is great art? It should be rewarded & lauded.

 

They lost me in the eighties, posted on September 10, 2020 at 10:42:45
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Give me a good noir any day.

They have not made a good movie since the eighties.


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  • Yes but lots and lots of them, posted on September 10, 2020 at 14:21:28
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    Show me any movie and it can be proven that it's a copycat.

     

    Me too. I haven't watched since 1985. (nt), posted on September 10, 2020 at 15:47:20
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    'A lie is halfway around the world before the truth gets its boots on'. -Mark Twain

     

    RE: Oscars: Just another waste of air-time?, posted on September 10, 2020 at 16:06:48
    rivervalley817
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    'to ensure that all voices are heard and celebrated'

    that's outrageous! what's next! a foreign language film category?

     

    Mandatory Mongolian films viewing, posted on September 11, 2020 at 06:00:01
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    Movies should be shown in bundles - you get to watch two, the first one is a Mongolian production, but you can't proceed to the next one before you complete the test.


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  • Hold it! I just saw two very good Tibetan films--- do they qualify? nt, posted on September 11, 2020 at 07:54:16
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    RE: Mandatory Mongolian films viewing, posted on September 11, 2020 at 09:12:12
    rivervalley817
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    I agree ... it's always been a mongolian beef of mine too

    with regards,

     

    RE: Hold it! I just saw two very good Tibetan films--- do they qualify? nt, posted on September 11, 2020 at 09:14:27
    rivervalley817
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    they sure do ... which films?

    regards,

     

    "Jinpa," "Tharlo," and the Bhutanese, "Travelers and Magicians." Truly wonderful films! nt, posted on September 12, 2020 at 10:06:36
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    Haven't tuned in for years. Not since Billy Crystal hosted. Nt, posted on September 13, 2020 at 05:33:41
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