The Oscars came and went and Hollywood once again extended their collective middle finger to America and the world.
Simply, the Oscars are a giant, public self-masturbatory wet dream on live TV. It is narcissism on steroids.
We have seen the moronic speeches before: "I want to thank Mrs. Jones my kindergarten teacher, Bill my psychiatrist and Jose my drug dealer. Without all of you I could not be this great person that you worship today."
Bullshit. I stopped watching this farce decades ago.
The Academy works overtime to NOT nominate any film or actor that the public actually cares about. They love to nominate obscure artsy films like Whiplash ($11 million box office) or Birdman ($33 million box office). For example, Julianne Moore won for Still Alice ($7 million box office).
If a movie dares to be popular with the public it is totally fucked at awards time.
No one questions that Samuel L. Jackson is one of the great actors of our time. But for some strange reason he was not nominated for best supporting actor for his outstanding performance as Nick Fury in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Could the reason possibly be that the movie grossed $714 million and was popular with the public?
I could go on and on, but you get the point. The Oscars are a phony dog and pony show designed for ratings and to make cold hard cash from advertising.
I spent my Sunday night watching The Walking Dead.
2014 People's Choice Awards
The 41st People's Choice Awards, honoring the best in popular culture for 2014, were held January 7, 2015. When the people are asked directly, the list of movies, actors and actresses is radically different from the phony Elitist list provided by Hollywood.
(41st People's Choice Awards)
|Hollywood wants your cash, but they don't a |
crap about what you like at awards time.