Hollywood has always been an embarrassing display of self-congratulatory back-patting garbage that middle America sees right through.
They boycott a lot of things including anything from a conservative point of view because it goes against the perpetuated liberal points of view that the entire industry annoyingly shares.
But those Hollywood elitists officially boycotted something that you would never expect.
The Academy Awards – or otherwise known as the Oscars – are this upcoming Sunday and that’s when all of the Hollywood “royalty” get together to celebrate their artistic “achievements.”
Every single year these multimillionaires gloat about their value to society when in reality nothing they do is as beneficial as a whole.
In a bit of a weird irony, many filmmakers decided to boycott the Oscars this year because the Academy decided not to broadcast certain category wins like cinematography, make up, hairstyling, live action short and editing.
Instead, they decide to commercial break for those specific categories because “everybody” clamors to watch actors boastfully condescend to the audience watching at home about how special they are in society. They do that, don’t they?
A stink was made on social media after the Academy made its announcement, which consequently forced them to reverse course and air it anyway. Outcry came from Directors Spike Lee and Alfonso Cuaron, in particular, which probably resonated with them more than the other liberal pitchfork mob.
Also, in an open letter, hundreds of the most powerful people in Hollywood, including Ethan and Joel Cowen, Martin Scorsese, George Clooney and Steven Spielberg wrote that it “is nothing less than an insult to those of us who have devoted our lives and passions to our chosen profession.”
That’s when the Academy decided to reverse their course. Imagine if the assembly line workers at an automobile plant received zero recognition for their hard work. It’s sort of the same thing even though cars are necessary and film is not.
They released a statement that read, “The Academy has heard the feedback from its membership regarding the Oscar presentation of four awards. All Academy Awards will be presented without edits, in our traditional format. We look forward to Oscar Sunday, February 24.”
What a relief that is.
Honestly, who cares?
It’s just going to be another anti-conservatism cesspool of liberal propaganda that everyone hates and that’s why ratings continue to plummet every single year.
The letter the Academy pushed also added, “When the recognition of those responsible for the creation of outstanding cinema is being diminished by the very institution whose purpose it is to protect it, then we are no longer upholding the spirit of the Academy’s promise to celebrate film as a collaborative art form.”
Why did they do it in the first place then?
What’s really funny about all this is that most of the filmmakers who attend Hollywood’s most prestigious award ceremony really don’t care to be there either – or at least they mock it in that way to make it seem like they are less narcissistic.
It’s not the first time that Hollywood has blacklisted the Oscars. Only a few short years ago there wasn’t a single African American actor nominated for the major categories. That’s when they boycotted it and put out the hashtag on Twitter that read #OscarsSoWhite.
Even before that, Marlon Brando famously did not attend the 1973 Academy Award ceremony where he won best actor for The Godfather and sent a Native American woman on stage to receive his award in protest of… God knows what.
Woody Allen didn’t attend the 2002 ceremony following the September 11 terrorist attacks because he said, “The whole concept of awards is silly. I cannot abide by the judgment of other people, because if you accept it when they say you deserve an award, then you have to accept it when they say you don’t.”
The point is that nobody really cares whether the ceremony happens or not. And especially not even the people who attend it. So why have it at all?
It’s a superfluous gesture at this point.