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1039, 25 Mar 22

Academy “Awards”

It has been true for some time, but just recognize that the Academy no longer celebrates film excellence. Some of the greatest works of cinematic art were created by some of the most vile people. Hollywood is full of monstrous people who make great art. So the Academy may recognize a dog of a movie that was created by a pedophile but was staffed with the “correct” quotas.

The Academy of Motion Picture will disqualify films from Best Picture contention that do not have enough black, gay and disabled actors in the cast and crew – a move many industry insiders fear will be the final nail in the coffin for the already flagging award show.


The Academy passed its Aperture 2025 initiative in 2020, five years after the #OscarsSoWhite controversy in order to promote more diversity in the industry, but the move has been under fire ever since.


The initiative was spearheaded by black filmmaker Ava DuVernay and developed by the academy to set criteria – which included diversifying nearly every aspect of a movie, from cast and crew to production, marketing, financing, distribution and even internships by 30 percent.

I enjoy good movies. When I was younger, I’d look to the Oscar lists as movies that I should check out to experience our culture. Perhaps it was naive at the time. Now I view the Oscar lists as movies that are more likely to be a waste of time.


1039, 25 March 2022


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