From Fox News:
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Tuesday a new set of requirements for films to be awards-eligible in an effort to increase representation and inclusion in Hollywood, and it’s safe to say actress Kirstie Alley is not the least bit thrilled.
Ahead of the fifth anniversary of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, the Academy said it is limiting Best Picture award nominees — beginning with 2024’s slate of entries — to those that can meet requirements that “encourage equitable representation on and off screen” by ensuring more people of color fill positions on a film set from the starring role to interns and everything in between, according to a press release published online.
Alley quickly took to Twitter to air her frustrations with the new standards, writing, “This is a disgrace to artists everywhere.”
Her tweet continued: “Can you imagine telling Picasso what had to be in his f–king paintings. You people have lost your minds. Control artists, control individual thought .. OSCAR ORWELL.”
Hours later, Alley tweeted that diversity and inclusion “should be taught, taught so well and so naturally and genuinely that it becomes second nature to our children.”
The star was met with heavy criticism from her followers, with a majority taking shots at her acting career.
“Well cis, given your career (or lack there of) this won’t impact you. Ashe,” one user clapped back.
Another questioned Alley: “Interesting take considering most of the films you’ve acted in are overwhelmingly white. Are you concerned about the lack of opportunities? You know these new rules helps you as a woman, right? Studios tell who to put in movies all the time.”
“Don’t worry, a little inclusion won’t be what’s keeping that Oscar statuette off your mantle….,” one person criticized.
Change starts now. We've announced new representation and inclusion standards for Best Picture eligibility, beginning with the 96th #Oscars. Read more here: https://t.co/qdxtlZIVKb pic.twitter.com/hR6c2jb5LM
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) September 9, 2020
Read the full report here.
AND THE OSCAR GOES TO… Hollywood Elites for NOT WATCHING Trump’s Address
Despite their non-stop calls for the President’s impeachment over his “racist” and “democracy destroying” behavior, Hollywood celebrities and liberal elites couldn’t even be bothered to tune-in to Trump’s primetime address to the American people.
The A-list celebrities announced their “resistance” on social media as the President spoke to both Houses of Congress, saying #ImNotWatching and claiming they have “better things to do” than listen to their Commander-in-Chief announce his vision for 2018 and beyond.
I already know the state of the union-ain't good. Was pretty damn good about a year and a half ago.
— Michael Keaton (@MichaelKeaton) January 31, 2018
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 31, 2018
I tried. I listened but the amount of BS and stunts and questions raised that will never be answered made me throw my remote and now I am listening to Tom Petty and am a better American for it. #SOTU
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) January 31, 2018
Tonight at 9 PM EST, I will be watching “All the President’s Men.”
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) January 30, 2018
— ROSIE (@Rosie) January 31, 2018
I was told darkness could not exist in the light. But here it is, for everyone to not see.#SOTU
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) January 31, 2018
The Hollywood boycott comes days after the left-wing activists held their own ‘People’s State of the Union’ featuring actor Mark Ruffalo, filmmaker Michael Moore, and others.
“We’re going to set our sights to continue that work in the next year, and strengthen our bonds and commitments to each other, for long after the Trump era comes to its rightful end,” said Ruffalo. “We ain’t stopping with Trump, OK?”
AND THE OSCAR GOES TO… President Trump’s HILARIOUS Academy Awards Tweet
President Trump took a hilarious swipe at the 90th Academy Awards Tuesday morning, pointing out the shows lackluster ratings and claiming the ceremony’s biggest problems was a “lack of stars” except the President himself, of course.
Trump jabbed the A-list event on social media after industry insiders announced that Hollywood’s biggest night reached its lowest audience ever, with ratings dropping to their worst levels on record.
“Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore – except your President (just kidding, of course)!” Trump quipped.
Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore – except your President (just kidding, of course)!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 6, 2018
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the star-studded event took a nosedive, dropping nearly 20% from last year’s telecast and reaching “an all-time low” of just 26.5 million viewers.