The 91st Academy Awards are at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood this upcoming weekend and that means elitists get dolled up for one of the biggest annual jokes television has to offer.
Since President Trump stormed onto the scene when he beat Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2016 General Election, nearly every award show goes way out of their way to talk politics – ie, Trump-bashing. This caused ratings to plummet and forced the shows’ producers to cutback on the anti-Trump rhetoric to restore audience viewership.
But it might be too little too late because many people including one Academy Award voter made one shocking admission.
Sunday’s Academy Awards will be an unmitigated disaster.
Controversy began in early December when an article in The Hollywood Reporter boldly claimed that the most “coveted” awards show gig was the least desirable job that many high-profile celebrities refuse to accept.
Only a few hours later, the Oscars announced Kevin Hart as the 2019 host – probably as a desperate attempt to delegitimize the article and save face – but it took less than 48 hours for homophobic tweets and stand-up bits from the world-famous comedian to surface.
Then the Academy made a decision to cut the length of the television broadcast down by not showing category winners for cinematography, editing, makeup and costumes, which led to a massive mutiny in the industry – forcing the producers to withdraw that decision.
And even with that, if you thought it was only conservatives boycotting the weekend’s Academy Awards this weekend, guess again.
One anonymous Academy voter revealed that he has zero plans to watch this Sunday because he thought the whole thing was “boring.”
The anonymous voter told Kyle Metcalf of The Hollywood Reporter, “I’m not going to watch the Oscars this year. I’m just anticipating a very boring show. One of the best things about the show is the opening monologue, which is usually pretty good — it’s what happens after that that’s not great.”
If you’re not a screaming die-hard celebrity-fanatic liberal then it’s likely you won’t be watching because nobody really cares to see the worst kind of self-aggrandizing show broadcasted to the world where they shove how “culturally important” they are down your throat.
Also, the voter is right. It’s painfully boring.What value does the reveal of the winners have – if you happen to be one of the few that actually cares – when you can just look up the winners later?
It’ll take you less than 30 seconds to accomplish that monumental feat.
The voter was also fueled about the decision to not show every category.
He concluded, “It’s an abomination. If ABC, which I’m sure was pushing for this, thought that dumping cinematography and film editing was going to bring back any of the viewers the show has lost in recent years, they’re idiotic. Cinematography and editing are so important. For f–k’s sake, man, a movie director [Roma‘s Alfonso Cuarón] is going to win the cinematography award this year for the first time ever, and we weren’t going to see it live? I don’t f–king get it.”
Another reason people might not tune in is because 2018 was a particularly bad year for movies in general.
The competition seems as lousy as it has been in recent years. If you saw any of the Best Picture nominees this year then you already know and the perfect example is the movie Vice, about former Vice President Dick Cheney’s life story, which was panned by both liberals and Republicans.