The Oscars: Who Won? Who Lost? Who Cares?

...and the Oscar goes to...who gives a damn?

"...and the Oscar goes to...who gives a damn?"

Hey, Wolverine is hosting the Academy Awards tonight.  Yay. 

That about sums up my level of interest.

I gave up on the Academy Awards a long time ago when I realized they only reflect the taste of a small cadre of out-of-touch Hollywood elitists.  Not to be equally snobbish, but I can’t work up enough interest to care about who wins  or loses a Oscar. 

It’s a three hour wank fest of self-congratualatory speeches, lame jokes, tacky dance sequences and navel-gazing that has very little to do with actually celebrating the best in cinema.

I won’t watch a single solitary second of the show. I don’t give a damn what wins what. I’m not even interested in this year’s minority slapfest of whether or not Viola Davis beats out Taraji Henson for Best Supporting Actress. More Black folks will go see Madea Goes to Jail than the Oscars which only goes to show rotten taste in movies knows no color.

I began to bail on the Oscars in 1989-1990 when in back-to-back years, sentiment won over substance and Driving Miss Daisy beat Do the Right Thing and GoodFellas took a back seat to the wretched Dances With Wolves. But when Saving Private Ryan lost Best Picture to Shakespeare In Love, I was done. That is when the Oscars became dead to me.

How many complete farces can one man take without getting ill?

Sorry bub.  Grit your teeth all you want.  Im still not watching the Oscars.
“Sorry bub. Grit your teeth all you want. I’m still not watching the Oscars.”


Why bother to watch? Slumdog Millionaire is gonna win everything anyway.

UPDATE:  Feb 22nd, 2009 | LOS ANGELES — “Slumdog Millionaire” is the Academy Awards champion, wrapping up its ghetto-to-glory story by winning best picture and seven other Oscars, including the directing honor for Danny Boyle.

A story of hope amid squalor in Mumbai, India, “Slumdog Millionaire” also had wins that include adapted screenplay, cinematography, editing and both music Oscars, score and song. link

Told you so.

One thought on “The Oscars: Who Won? Who Lost? Who Cares?

  1. I agree. And they wonder why the ratings have been down for the past x amount of years–because we don’t care anymore. Truth is we never really did.
    I think most of us stopped caring after “The Color Purple” didn’t even win one damn Oscar after garnering 11 nominations.
    It took a backseat to a white lovefest in Africa–“Out of Africa.”
    Then I was completely put off after Angela Basset was shunned for her dynamic portrayal in “What’s Love Got to do with it.” She should’ve been the first Black actress to garner an Oscar and not Halle Berry’s overrated ass.
    Then when the Academy came up with every excuse for why they screwed Denzel’s portrayal of the Hurricane. He was initially the frontrunner then all of a sudden some bogus reports of the inaccuracies of the portrayal and stolen Oscars got in the way.
    Prior to Black coaches winning Super Bowls and Obama winning the presidency, the other question we had was will another Black ever win a lead actor/actress Oscar.
    Well 7 years ago we got two in one night. Then we thought, “Aw it’ll be another 30 or 40 years.” Well it actually was only another three when Jamie Foxx and Morgan Freeman and then a year later when of all people, Three 6 Mafia won for best song. The following year Forest Whitaker and Jennifer Hudson took home the gold.
    So all in all most of us have had our fill of Oscar glory in a short 7-year span.
    Now we need to see if they’re willing to allow a Black film and director win. But again, we really don’t care anymore.
    The Academy is composed of a bunch of wealthy, old white faggots and racists. It always has been and won’t change until they die off.
    So as you’ve so aptly implied: Who gives a fuck anymore?


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