Oscar flub was political

By Dean L

Before I start on this, in case you didn't see it, here's some coverage of what happened.


Obviously it was a flub, right?  Well, probably.  But it also could have been a perverse political statement about equal rights (a film about an African American won after last year's blow up about the Academy Awards being too white), and more importantly, the idea that it's okay to have a do-over.  You make your mistake, you fix it, and you move on.  Like they want to do for president Trump.  It's no secret that 97% of Hollywood detests president Trump.  So could it have been a political statement? Yes.  And even if it wasn't, wait for some 'genius' in Hollywood to come up with the notion that everyone deserves a do-over, even America. And maybe in a way, Hollywood was also asking African Americans if they can have a do over for being too white.

On the other hand, many people watching it are going to think, "if Hollywood can't even get their own 12th pat on the back award show of the season correct, why would we care about anything that they have to say"?

3 comments:

  1. I thought that the barrage of Kimmel's cheap shots at Trump was political. It may have been designed to inoculate the crowd so that they didn't feel the need to pile on. Seems to have worked for the most part. I thought the flub was an honest mistake. Beatty is as liberal as they come, but if you look, he pulls the card out of the envelope, looks at it and then looks in the envelope to see if there's another card in there.
    Dunaway, whom I understand was not getting along that well with Beatty didn't take the time to do more than glance at the card, which clearly said "Best Actress".
    "La La Land" was probably the favorite, but lost to Hillary, er, Moonlight, in the electoral college. I would have given it to Hacksaw Ridge.

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    1. I don't really think it was political,it was definitely a mistake. But I really did expect someone on the left to start making political equivalence arguments out of it.

      Out of those three, Hacksaw Ridge would have been my choice, but I have not seen Moonlight, I'm just going on the premise and that's not really a fair comparison.

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