Some white actors and actresses in Hollywood have had enough of the #OscarsSoWhite protest and calls for a boycott.

Julie Delpy, for example, thinks women have it harder than people of color and she wishes she were “African American”:

Charlotte Rampling thinks talk of a boycott is “racist against whites”:

And Michael Caine dared to say the Academy should judge an actor on the merits and not just “because he’s black”:

Well, here are three actors who won’t be welcome at the Oscars.

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  • Maxx

    I see Chelsea has weighed in….gotta make sure those Black voters stay in mama’s camp.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3412759/Outrageous-ignorant-offensive-Chelsea-Clinton-slams-Charlotte-Rampling.html

    • Don Reed

      Trailer Park Trash to the rescue! (It’s amazing how you can send a kid to an Ivy League school and afterwards, they still look like a vending machine addict.)

      • TNRWC

        Don- she went to Stanford out here on the west coast. A school where you can drop your class after the final. So if you get a bad grade just drop it. Saw her once at a football game her secret service detail was actually wearing tie dye to try and fit in. Didn’t work.

        • tverle

          I live in a small town where a former first lady likes to vacation. It’s so funny to see the secret service detail in the little cafe trying to look like tourists. It’s even better watching them trying to decide who’s going to sit where at the table because nobody wants their back to the door.

          • Don Reed

            She could really screw with their heads by finding a four-glass-walled café somewhere.

        • Don Reed

          Thanks! Reminds me of the CIA sending a black agent to Moscow, where, of course, he had no trouble blending in. Ended up serving two terms as Moscow’s Mayor (sarc.)
          *
          Didn’t help that the bald SS agent had the names of “Yolanda,” etc. from his South American trips tattooed (with hearts) on his head, did it?
          *
          I had in mind her squandering $150,000+ of taxpayer’s money at Brown University. Like I’ve said before, here are the Brown professors examining her work:
          *
          “What the HELL is this?!”
          *
          “OK. YOU go ahead and flunk her. The media scrutiny will die off sometime five years from now.”
          *
          “OK. A PLUS! Next exam, hand it to me will ya?”‘

    • https://sites.google.com/site/joedecaro/home Joe DeCaro

      “You can’t vote for an actor because he’s black,” but you can still elect him to the highest office in the land.

      • Don Reed

        And an exceptionally bad actor at that. OOPS! Sorry. Racist.

        • https://sites.google.com/site/joedecaro/home Joe DeCaro

          No Academy award for a Noble Prize winner?

          • Don Reed

            Tonka Toy (burning U.S. Humvee with ISIS flag triumphantly flying in background) is his takeaway from the event.

      • Cherie Dee

        The only reason he was nominated to begin with is because he was ridiculously liberal. If he were black and a pro life Democrat, he would have been nothing.

  • http://lordfoggybottom.com Lord Foggybottom

    Have you noticed that all of this SJW speak sounds like corporate marketing gibberish? Lots of words all strung together which mean absolutely nothing but sound “smart.” What a bunch of dopes.

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      There is a whole lot of naval gazing going on in the minority gay activist community <—-pun intended.

    • idalily

      I think it sounds like propaganda, myself.

    • https://sites.google.com/site/joedecaro/home Joe DeCaro

      They’re called “word salads.”

  • Ms.rainman

    saying white people can’t be objective and only vote for whites is absolutely racist whether it’s Oscars or juries and it needs to stop.

    • SupplyGuy

      Because we know the black jury in OJ’s case totally voted on the merits, but whites vote in a block. /sarc

      • goose

        Like I think it was 97% of black people voting for Obama. Somehow that isn’t a race issue though.

      • bxarmybrat

        Johnny Cochrane made sure to sanitize OJ’s bedroom by removing all of the photos of naked white women, it would not have gone over well with the female members of the jury.

    • PeterP

      Yeah, and look how racist white people are. Here is who they voted for to play in the NBA all star game:

  • 13strigoi

    Wow USA Today seriously took poor Michael Caine out of context.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Don’t think Caine needs anyone’s pity. He’s doing just fine.

      • 13strigoi

        No reason for me not to want to defend him from attacks by “journalists”. If you’re taking umbrage at me calling him “poor”, that is because I think he genuinely probably doesn’t realize how his remarks are going to be twisted against him.

        • nc ✓s & balances

          I’m not taking umbrage or anything else. I just think he’s so comfortable in his skin and above this petty stuff he really doesn’t care how his remarks are twisted (as they surely will be).

          • 13strigoi

            Fair enough, I hope that’s true. I suppose I’ve seen him in too many roles where he’s the fragile old man. 🙂 Well I can hope he goes Harry Brown on them.

          • nc ✓s & balances

            Nah, he’s alright.

    • thedeplorableblonde

      Michael Caine grew up dirt poor and ignorant. His accomplishments, in a British class society, speak for themselves.

    • orringtonmom

      exactly my first thought. who needs word order or context?

  • TTTCOTTH

    How about everyone gets a trophy. Just like youth soccer.

    • moodydon

      The ‘two overnight idiots’ as they affectively refer to themselves, at Red Eye Radio suggested everybody who did a movie get a ‘participation trophy’…
      Hand out the ‘trophies’ as they walk down the red carpet… 1, perhaps 2 hours and it’s all over…

  • Fluffenburger

    I think everyone should get an Oscar

    • MarciaTheMurkyMuse🌠 Variegated

      Throw in a Nobel Prize and a Pulitzer Prize just to top off the one-size-fits-all gift bags.

      • http://truthbeforedishonor.wordpress.com John Hitchcock

        I had a Pull It Here prize. The tow truck driver wanted to know where I wanted my broken down clunker.

        • Diana Prince

          I’ve had a couple of those myself.

        • MarciaTheMurkyMuse🌠 Variegated

          Try the chicken and dumplings. The Pullet Surprise.

          • Darth Venomous✓unmedicated

            …mmmm…chicken & dumplings…

            (Note to WA: Pull your head out and tell me what’s wrong with that sentence. Don’t just dump it like you did awhile ago. Be a man and specify what’s wrong with it.

            If you have the stones, that is.)

          • MarciaTheMurkyMuse🌠 Variegated

            Amen, Darth.

      • Summerwarmth

        Any putz can get a noble peace prize. That’s weird POTUS normally comes through autocorrect as POS and tonight it corrected it to putz.

        • Petrucio14

          There was nothing whatever noble about his Nobel prize.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      I’ve been waiting for my Oscar for years. Sure, I can’t act, but that didn’t stop Mark Ruffalo from getting a nomination.

      • http://truthbeforedishonor.wordpress.com John Hitchcock

        Mrs de la Hoya got her Oscar a long time ago.

        • bxarmybrat

          Now he won’t stop wearing her fishnets.

      • Petrucio14

        Are you black? If so you can expect one next year.

    • journogal

      Isn’t that also part of Sanders’ platform where everyone gets their own Oscar?

      • Petrucio14

        If so, I’m sure Hillary will offer two.

    • ricoliv

      Even the black woman who stitched the hem of Jennifer Lawrence’s dress in whatever her latest film might be: Best Costume Repair By A Minority Seamstress. Her stiffest competitor might be Best Black Actor to Play a Waiter In a Non-Speaking Role. But that problem is easily solved: “And the winner is … Both!”

    • Chandler/aka WordFollower

      I don’t think the majority will be satisfied until the prize includes someone hired to whisper in their ear every morning that they’re good enough, they’re smart enough, and doggone it, people like them!

  • Mark1971

    Michael Caine is awesome. Great in everything he’s in.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      I’ve loved him since Alfie.

      • Mark1971

        Go back a little further and watch Zulu some time.

        • nc ✓s & balances

          Never did see that one. I’ll look for it. Thanks!

          • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

            Classic goodie, I recommend it highly.

          • nc ✓s & balances

            Double thanks!

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

            My favorite, The Man Who Would Be King.

          • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

            There ya go! It doesn’t hurt that it has Sean Connery in it either.

          • thedeplorableblonde

            Everything benefits from a bit of Connery.

          • http://truthbeforedishonor.wordpress.com John Hitchcock

            A girl saying that… double entendre.

          • thedeplorableblonde

            Nothing entendre about it…just straight up fact.

          • Tom King

            Except for Highlander 2

          • buddygonzo

            And the original story was written by Rudyard Kipling.

          • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

            Yes. it was.

          • MarciaTheMurkyMuse🌠 Variegated

            Mine too!

          • nc ✓s & balances

            I remember loving that one so much when it was first released. I haven’t seen it since. I wonder what my impression would be now.

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

            It’s just as good and I see something new every time I watch it. Billy Fish agrees!

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC9ePumcniU

          • nc ✓s & balances

            Sean Connery was, is, and will always be adorable.

          • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

            Don’t forget Secondhand Lions, another goodie.

          • nc ✓s & balances

            I’ll have to see that one again too.

          • dankbubba

            excellent choice. Got it on VHS.

          • thedeplorableblonde

            Sorry, should have read down further. Outstanding film,

        • Gregor Eisenstein

          My favorite performance of his was in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. One of my favorite movies of all time.

        • thedeplorableblonde

          Or the Man That Would Be King.

        • http://IKnowBO.com/ Slam1263

          Richard Dawson!

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      He’s even good at imitating people that imitate him.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX0F3kY3uxU

  • Mark1971

    Michael Caine also said in the same interview that Britain should leave the European Union. He has more brains than your typical show business personality.

    • Tugger – #PenguinLivesMatter

      Why can’t you vote for for an actor just because he’s black? That’s how we got Obama, isn’t it? Anyway, it’s way too late for Britain to leave the EU.Between the muslims and the PC libs they are completely screwed either way at this point.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    Wonder if DeRay checked in with Michael Caine’s wife of 43 years, the lovely (non-white) Shakira Caine to see if he’s racist?

    http://intermix.org.uk/relationships/couples_michael_and_shakira.asp

    • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

      You bet!…he didn’t.

      • nc ✓s & balances

        She’s still gorgeous, isn’t she?

        • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

          Not saying, my lady might walk in.

          • nc ✓s & balances

            Gotcha. 😉

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Deray probably doesn’t even know who Michael Caine is.

  • TTTCOTTH

    So a bunch of white people that voted for white people that hate white people self identify as racist white people. Got it.

  • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

    Can you say racism is racism no matter which ethnic group is targeted? Yeah, I knew you couldn’t.

    • http://truthbeforedishonor.wordpress.com John Hitchcock

      It’s not racism if you don’t have any power.
      It’s not hate if you don’t have any power.
      It’s not vandalism if you don’t have any power.
      It’s not envy if you don’t have any power.
      It’s not evil if you don’t have any power.

      • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

        Keep telling yourself that, as old white veterans are singled out and beaten to death. As whole sections of cities are razed to the ground. As thieves run rampant. As little girls are raped and murdered.

        Sure.

        • http://truthbeforedishonor.wordpress.com John Hitchcock

          It was over-the-top and you missed it?

          • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

            Guess so. It doesn’t take much to set me off, these days. My mistake.

            In my defense, I hear so much that sounds just like that only in dead earnest that I bristle automatically.

        • Cherie Dee

          And little black girls, sitting on their mom’s bed, get shot to death due to black men in gangs. That’s whitey’s fault, too.

  • Maxgoof

    I grow so tired of the use of the phrase “white privilege”. It’s nothing more than saying, “I know you are a racist, but I can’t prove it.”

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Waaaahhh!! I want to be the most victimy victim!!

    • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

      Tough noogies, can you out-victim an old half crippled guy? I win.

      • http://truthbeforedishonor.wordpress.com John Hitchcock

        My grandson can. He’s half black and has a “well meaning” white-ish mom and great grandmother.

        • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

          Word. I have two great-nephews and a great-niece in similar situations.

    • Diana Prince

      A bunch of wussies trying to out-wuss each other.

      • Lamontyoubigdummy

        PCussies?

        • Darth Venomous✓unmedicated

          That is so stolen… 🙂

  • GonetoCarolina

    Deray: “… deep and dangerous ignorance of unexamined white privilege…”

    Scary!!

    What a moron…

    • bunnehbooboo

      He sounds jealous

    • Cherie Dee

      He is a colossal racist agitator who should be shunned.

  • lesterwink23

    They didn’t get the memo that us white folk aren’t allowed to have opinions about race relations in this country unless it’s to curse the unbearable privilege that comes with it

    • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

      “The only words we want to hear out of your mouths are ‘We’re sorry, you can be in charge for the next 300 years just to make things even’.”

      • HerodiousPeaskinner

        Even that wouldn’t satisfy them. Nothing will ever be enough.

  • http://truthbeforedishonor.wordpress.com John Hitchcock

    I have a dream, that one day, the whole of America will judge everyone on the basis of skin color and body parts, that character, accomplishment, work ethic, integrity, skill, intelligence will have no value.
    –Not MLK.

  • http://yourdaddy.net/ NotaLemming

    #BETAwardsSoBlack
    I’m still waiting For Bruce Jenner to win the Ms Black America Pageant.

  • Gregor Eisenstein

    How about we set aside one Oscar nomination per category per year and call it the ‘Black Pity Nomination?’

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      They tried that in 2008, and it led to a host of problems.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    “think we need to keep white actors away from microphones for at least a week”

    Lead by example, Chris.

    And take more than a week. Much more.

    • Petrucio14

      We’ll let you know when to come back, Chris. Really.

  • Stephen

    Deray sure can talk good…

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      But he sounds like a whiny punk on-camera.

      • http://truthbeforedishonor.wordpress.com John Hitchcock

        That’s just the role he’s playing. It’s a type-cast, after all, and you know how roles like that make you sound.

        • tops116 ✓Quipper

          Then if they ever do a “Family Matters” reboot, Deray should be the number one pick to play Urkel.

          • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

            I thought they were going with Obama.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    “Charlotte Rampling exemplifies the deep & dangerous ignorance of unexamined white privilege & the false utopia it assumes to protect itself.”

    Did she instigate a riot that led to massive property damage and stolen goods? No? Then she’s not very dangerous.

  • HiltonHead_Dude

    DeRay puts all the failures of Blacks in America at the foot of white privileges.

    Back in the day, when Jews in America were turned away from golf courses, colleges or hospitals because of their religion, their answer was not to bitch but to instead create their own colleges, hospitals and golf courses.

    That is a lesson in how it is done. Blaming me for your lack of success isn’t going to fix your failures. It’s just going to make me annoyed.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Couple that with the fact that Deray does most of his bitching from the safety of Twitter. “Hey, you guys better do what I want or I’ll tweet at you some more!”

    • Kenton Clarkson

      Let me point out once again: when Eric Garner and Freddie Grey died they were 32 and 28 respectively and neither of them had EVER HAD A JOB.
      How many males of any other ethnic demographic have never worked at that age? Is that not a fair question?

    • divingpetrel

      As much as it pains me to offer any sort of praise to the Nation of Islam, one of the few good things that they have done is push for the idea of blacks opening and running their own businesses. I am sure that there are probably some negative caveats in the whole deal, but it is better than whining that “white privilege” is keeping them down.

  • unknown

    A note to Chris Hayes and others, don’t upset Michael Caine or you’ll find yourself… https://youtu.be/IwahCM3mC9A?t=1m7s

  • Don Reed

    Sooner or later, Martin Luther King was going to get knifed in the back by his one-time advocates, who didn’t bother to listen to or read what WASN’T in fine print, BUT REPEATED AUDIBLY AND IN PRINT 100,000 TIMES: That people should be judged by (I paraphrase) their compassion & merit, not by “the color of their skin.” That time has come today.
    *
    And PLEASE do boycott the Oscars, even if for the wrong reason. Join the millions of us who used to be faithful viewers of the event when it had class. That way, if you’re not part of the show, maybe some of what’s been lost can be regained.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    #MSNBCSoWhiteItMakesTheOscarsLookBlack

  • ricoliv

    Julie Delpy: ‘Nothing worse than being a woman in this business,’

    Newsflash, Julie: Being a conservative– of either gender– is a helluva lot worse. How about sharing some of that grievance with fellow actors who have to hide their politics if they want to continue working in Hollywood? What’s that, Julie? Can’t hear you….

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    “Nothing worse than being a woman in this business”

    Would you people starving in war-torn countries please be quiet? I can’t hear an actress tell me how hard her life is.

  • Meech204

    Love seeing Hollywood eat their own. #Cheers

    • http://truthbeforedishonor.wordpress.com John Hitchcock

      You leave that bar out of this. Don’t forget, everyone knows your name!

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    “Someone tell Julie Delpy that it isn’t a contest”

    Really? Pretty sure the Left’s been playing “No, I’m the biggest victim” for decades.

    • Lamontyoubigdummy

      It’s fun to watch which leftist card trumps another.

      Here? Made up “rape culture”. Patriarchy. Man bad.

      Actual rape culture committed by Muslims literally floods across Europe, and feminists?

      Crickets.

  • TTTCOTTH

    Delray seems to know who needs to be in. Ask him who needs to be out. That will make some friends. Ouch

  • Newportcarl

    Just have a separate but equal Oscar, as well as the college dorms and black student unions that have been demanded

    • http://truthbeforedishonor.wordpress.com John Hitchcock

      I have a name for the suggested black student union. See if you like it. We can call it…

      Adecco

  • lolgfy

    DUHray saying “exemplifies the deep & dangerous ignorance” about anyone but himself is really funny. He needs to STFU and get a real job.

  • thedeplorableblonde

    Are we moving backwards to Blacks Only Bathrooms?

    • http://truthbeforedishonor.wordpress.com John Hitchcock

      This time, it’s “you know white people carry strange diseases”.

    • Lamontyoubigdummy

      Mens, womens, black only, transgender…

      I’m in a bar half drunk and gotta go to the bathroom, I don’t know what friggin’ line to stand in.

      • Petrucio14

        Transgender every time. It is the shortest and nobody wants to linger.

        • Lamontyoubigdummy

          If you say so.

          But I’m getting in line behind you.

          You go first and then tell me if there’s Japanese space toilets or whatever.

          • Petrucio14

            If I’m drunk enough I won’t be able to tell you if they’re really there or I imagined them into being.

    • Guy Dudebreaux

      Read the student demand list for Oberlin College. The only thing missing are the separate drinking fountains.

  • BorderLine Guy

    The millennials’ vested “Rev” Al chimes in.

  • Chevypowered

    Deray still has that profile picture like he is struggling….on the toilet.

  • http://lordfoggybottom.com Lord Foggybottom
  • https://twitter.com/fedupamerican5 EverydayWoman

    I still think White people should have picked their own cotton! Slavery Effed up everything for everybody! Now even if your grandparents came to America AFTER slavery abolition and they never were slaves themselves or never owned slaves you are either “permanent victim class” or “seeped in original sin like white guilt” “racist” white class!
    Meanwhile Indians/Chinese /Korean Americans are eating your lunch, taking over jobs, graduating top of their classes, while blacks play race card and white kids get brainwashed to hate their own race and identity!
    Something tells me Twitchy might censor my comment as it has so much truth in it!

    • Victoria Richardson

      Many immigrants came when slavery was abolished.

    • Petrucio14

      If you were a male, I’d complement you on your double entendre ‘teating your lunch’. Maybe I should have just let it go as a typo, but sometimes I’m OCD about language.

      • https://twitter.com/fedupamerican5 EverydayWoman

        Yeah, but you get the drift that’s all that matters! BTW, you can compliment a female too, we are not under Sharia law (yet!)

        • Petrucio14

          Ok, I will: Great double entendre! Just don’t tell my wife I like your teats! She’d slap me silly!

  • Fluffenburger

    Whats the name of the BET award, a Tyrone?

  • JD Son✓MyWizIzTheShiz

    Merit=racism in PC America.

  • Mr Truth

    Question: How does anyone watch “Beasts of No Nation”, and not think that Idris Elba deserved a Best Actor nomination?

    And if you havent seen “Beasts”, therin lies the problem for the Academy.

    • Chuck Scarborough

      The film was ineligible for an Oscar, due to its distribution. Actors must be nominated from films that are eligible, so Mr. Elba was ineligible for an Oscar. I agree that the movie was excellent, but didn’t fit the criteria.

      • Mr Truth

        So because Netflix wanted to stream the movie, plus show it on theaters ( resulting in the theaters refusing to show it ), it made Beasts ineligible.

        So Idris possibly loses an Oscar based on an Oscar eligibility technicality, and because of Netflix’s greed.

        Smh.

        • Fingolfin

          It’s not that big a deal.

          • Mr Truth

            And your comment is partilly why the controversy exist.

          • Fingolfin

            Explain why. The point of my comment was to emphasize how meaningless all these awards ultimately are.

        • Chuck Scarborough

          That’s the way it goes sometimes.

        • Chuck Scarborough

          Or they could not film it at all, resulting in no one being exposed to the subject matter. Mr. Elba will be fine and an Oscar is likely in his future. Remember, these award shows are self-congratulatory exercises that are “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

  • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

    Hilarious!!! The Hollyweird Moonbats eating their young…

    • Petrucio14

      At last they are entertaining, no matter how accidentally.

  • Dan Abbett

    I am fed up to the max with two things. Blacks who think they are entitled because of slavery or something and pasty white puke wannabes who think they are down with the struggle. The combination of blind black ignorance and liberal white guilt exceeds my tolerance limit.

    • Mr Truth

      This cuts both ways though.

      What about whites who refuse to admit that they may have an advantage over non-whites, due to mostly everything being controlled by whites?

      Or blacks that believe that because “they” made it or won, ( despite being the ONLY person of color in the room ), that ALL blacks can make it?

      See how that works?

      • Fingolfin

        Refuse to admit? You argument already starts out with a unproved assumption. And of course no ALL blacks can make it, but ALL blacks have the opportunity to enrich their lives. It doesn’t cut both ways. If it did then asian demographics wouldn’t be so successful.

      • Seriously?

        Yeah whatever. I live in a state where the Hispanic and White populations are nearly equal. Now tell me, scholar, where is the only place outside of the deep south that the Voting Rights Act had to be enforced by the federal government. It is weird how Asians can come here not speaking the language, with no belongings, yet they can make it, but poor blacks can’t. Self-pity is so very sad, and you have it in spades.

      • Petrucio14

        Except that what Dan Abbett said does work and what you said is rampant bullshit. See how that works?

      • Joe Joe

        In many fields, being white is a handicap, not an advantage. The 1960s are over, kid.

        And Asians are totally outnumbered demographically in this country–half the percentage of blacks–but they still manage to make up 40% of Berkeley.

        • Mr Truth

          Name the fields in which being white is a handicap? I would like to see what is causing this.

          • Joe Joe

            Academic hiring, liberal arts.

          • Mr Truth

            But whites are still the vast majority in those fields.

            http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/09/teacher-diversity-viz/406033/

            I will concede that having a Liberal Arts degree isn’t what it used to be.

          • Joe Joe

            You have to break it down by age and tenured position to really understand what is going on. (Tenured professors represent hiring done almost a decade or more years ago.) SImple counting tells you nothing of today’s job market.

            Chronicle of Higher Ed (trade paper in academics) did a survey and found the following:

            1. Most tenured professors (with the safe tenured for life jobs) are now 50 or older. These folks were typically hired in their late 20s/early 30s, meaning that they were hired over 20 years ago–1970s-early 1990s.

            2. New hires (30-45 years old) are far FEWER in number and as a percentage of the total professorate.

            3. The reason for the smaller number of new hires is:

            a. Universities are going to (cheap) adjunct labor. They are also saving money using grad students to teach classes. To save money on full timers, they hire contingency employees (1-3 year contracts). These employees are not on the tenure track–so they never receive tenure–and can be fired at will. Adjuncts, grad students, and contingency hires do not get counted as part of the faculty.

            b. Professors in their seventies (and beyond sometimes) are holding on to their positions way beyond their usefulness. These professors are majority white and male. Many departments don’t fight them on this because, if a tenured older professor retires, the administration will often take away the tenured position entirely and force the department to hire more cheap adjuncts to teach courses. The department wants to keep the tenure line: The fewer tenured professors you have, the less prestige you have as a department. So the departments grudgingly allow these guys to stay on even though their theories are decades old and they often aren’t teaching at all or can’t relate to students when they do.

            4. So, when full time tenure track positions do come up, many departments, especially in the liberal arts (which rely on Frankfurt style critical theory and race/gender-based methodologies) really want to get minority hires in. Minority usually means black or Hispanic and sometimes LGBT. White women are not advantaged in the liberal arts, although they are in the sciences, where women have been traditionally scarce.

            If I, as a white male, want to get a job in an English department and I’m not LGBT, I’m pretty much out of luck. I get to teach adjunct courses, where I am paid by the course at a part time rate. You can’t live on that. You can’t even pay rent on that in some parts of the country.

            So due to the oddities of the academic market, it is near impossible to get hired as a white straight male in the liberal arts.

  • Zhytamyr

    You think Hollywood work product stinks now, just wait until we get extra affirmative action on every step of the process & an extra heaping portion of SJW propaganda. They want the industry to fail, I say let them.

  • meangirl

    I love it! All of this will backfire!
    From now on, we won’t know if the black person was nominated for being talented or simply for being black in order to avoid hurting feelings.

    Lol, every black person from now on will be affirmative action nominee.

  • Kevin Giltrud

    Sidney Poitier was a rarity. Who could hold his own and more opposite Tony Curtis, Richard Widmark, Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy,

    Will and Jada Smith and Spike Lee are jokes in comparison.

  • Mr Truth

    Oscar voting committee members makeup

    – 94% white
    – 77% male ( 95% white males )
    – 2% Black
    – 1% Latino

    Average age: 63 yrs old

    It’s not surprising to me to see the lack of diversity in Oscar nominees.

    • Kevin Giltrud

      And will jump on and vote for any film with the word “Slave” in its title in a New York Minute.

      Regardless the quality of the film. Or if the Committee Member took the time to actually watch the film or lobbied DVD,

      • unknown

        As long as the title slave in the movie is not white.

    • Fingolfin

      So explain the diversity in previous years genius? Also assuming white people are racially biased is racist.

      • Mr Truth

        I believe it’s less about being racially biased, and more about older white guys on the voting committe simply recognizing the good in films that interest them more … which are normally the artsy films that consist of all white casts.

        But to totally discount race, would be irresponsible by me. The experiences of people are NOT the same, which is why it is important to have diversity in leadership ranks.

        As far as the diversity in previous years,

        66 nominations and 15 Oscar winners … out of the 4 major acting categories in 87 years ( best male, best female, best supporting male, best supporting female )

    • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      More blacks need to join the Academy. Select one or two people in each category and nominate them, so they have enough nominations to be among those voted on. Try to get the Members of the Committee to watch the movies.

    • Knight64

      So you look at this demographic information and conclude that it means that older white males will only vote for films and actors mirroring their demographics.
      Your evidence to support that is . . . ?

      • Mr Truth

        The evidence? Look at the films and performances that normally win Oscars.

        Even the Academy knows that their membership may be skewed too much to one side.

        You guys sound like what I’m saying isn’t a remote possibility. If you go by nominations alone, Meryl Strep ( 19 nominations ) and Jack Nicholson ( 12 nominations ) are the greatest female and male actors of all time. Do you agree with this? I don’t, despite both of them being very good at what they do.

        This DOES NOT make the Academy racists. They just like who they like, but could very easily be overlooking deserving candidates for nominations. It’s more about the preferences of what those older, white gentlemen like, than about racism.

        You see this with the Grammys as well. Their voting body likes particular songs for Best Song and Record of the Year. At least the Grammys are honest enough to give out multuple awards in a wide variety of categories, so that more people get recognized for doing good work in their particular genre.

        • Knight64

          “Look at the films and performances that normally win Oscars.” Oh, you mean good films/performances? Yeah, those generally win. That’s not evidence of favoring a particular demographic; that’s recognizing quality and rewarding it.
          “You guys”? What guys? Into which group have you put assigned me? I prefer to have my arguments judged by the merits of the argument. Sort of like I suppose the Academy likes having their films/performances judged by the merits of the film/performance.
          You claim not to believe the motivation is racism, but hammer home the fact that the majority of the Academy is white each opportunity you can. Pick one. It is, or it isn’t racism. Lord knows it couldn’t be based on quality. You have determined that can’t be the reason.

          • Mr Truth

            You guys = people commenting on this topic

            As for racism, that’s an overly used word. Racism should be used when there is clear intent to discriminate against or dispariage someone because of their race.

            I don’t think the Academy is doing this.

            What I do believe, is that way most of the Academy’s members vote ( regardless of race ) is skewed by their own personal preferences. And sometimes, preferences fall along racial lines.

            Example:

            Say 15 men in these comments were asked to compile what they believe are the 5 best looking women in Hollywood.

            Each list would consist on what each individual male may like. And normally, beauty falls along racial and body type preferences for each person. And racial preferences doesn’t necessarily make a person racist.

            So now, let’s say 14 of the 15 men are white and 1 man is black (me). We all submit our lists.

            Would you have a Black woman in your top 5? If not, that’s your personal beauty preference. What about the other 13 guys?

            As for myself, 4 of my top 5 will be Black or Latina. Scarlett Johannsen will be the lone white woman. Once again, nothing wrong with that. Just personal preference.

            So now we compile the votes. The list is revealed, all 5 of the women are white. It wouldn’t be a surprise, seeing that 14 of the 15 men who submitted their list, were white.

            That’s how race can play a part in a vote, even an Oscar vote, with the voters not being racist.

          • Knight64

            So, since you also comment on the topic here, you yourself are part of “you guys”, per your explanation. If that is to be believed, that is a weird use of words in the earlier comment.

            Despite your best efforts to try and further cloud the issue, and to try to back away from the implied call of racism, through the use of a very tortured analogy, you are really still saying that it’s racism. The white guy is going to vote for the white guy/girl/film. That’s what you believe. You don’t believe that the voting decision is based in quality. (And furthermore, beauty contests are about beauty without the need for any kind of a skill or acting ability — so analogy fail.)

            Like I said earlier:

            “Look at the films and performances that normally win Oscars.” Oh, you mean good films/performances? Yeah, those generally win. That’s not evidence of favoring a particular demographic; that’s recognizing quality and rewarding it.

  • Chris Pratt

    Next year it will be all African Americans nominated. “And the Oscar for Best Actor goes to….Marlon Wayons for 50 Shades of Black”.

    • unknown

      Or Will Smith for Suicide Squad

      • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

        I like the trailer, but then, I’m the stranger they warned you about.

  • ‘Tom Crawford

    Here is an idea – shut the whole self-congratulatory, ego-stroking thing down. No blacks, whites, Hispanics, men, women or children will get awards for doing work.

    • Cärlös Dängër ✓certifiable

      Good point. I believe that I do much more intrinsically important work than actors, and there are no awards for Best Physical Therapist in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation. Nor do I feel I there needs to be one.

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    My nomination.

    • Oysteria (I won)

      My first laugh of the day. Thanx!

  • Jim Denney

    Participation trophies for all, but you have to be able to spell “participation” without an ethnic mulligan.

  • Marvin Nelson

    Once again, dumba$$ Deray sticks his racist nose into a situation just to stir the pot. I for one am sick and tired of blacks playing the race card when they don’t have a valid argument.

    • Petrucio14

      When does he ever have a valid argument?

  • DrSamHerman – Dr Deplorado

    How self-absorbed can you get? With all of the world’s problems, these has-beens and wannabes are moaning they are not getting their “gold star”? My grandchildren don’t whine like they do….

    • Petrucio14

      They’re not all has-beens or wannabees. Most are never-weres.

      • DrSamHerman – Dr Deplorado

        True, or never-will-bes.

  • Victoria Richardson

    I am loving this .Oh yeah, Now the Hollywood elite Caucasian actors knows how it feels to be on the other side of the attacks. Now they are attacking themselves. Have at it.

  • Desert Nomad

    These idiots should never go off script in public.

  • Spinmamma

    Well, well, well. Somebody’s own ox is being gored.

  • http://wandererswaysite.wordpress.com Wanderer

    What’s a Julie Delpy? Sorry kiddo, someone else called dibs on the pity train.

    I don’t know Michael Caine’s politics but he’s dead right. “Black” is not a talent and “white” is not a lack thereof.

  • American

    If Spike Lee made a movie that wasn’t racist then he’d be pissed that no one went out to see it. People wouldn’t buy tickets, no Oscar nominations…He’d finally realize, Hey, guess what — You suck at making movies.

  • globalcrap

    A great class act actor, who never uses the “F ” like these wanna be actors , who think they can act.

  • Bklynnygirl

    Chelsea Clinton ✔
    @ChelseaClinton

    Outrageous, ignorant & offensive comments from Rampling. https://twitter.com/CNN/status/690621073482764289

    MYOB.

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    So I guess all that empty pandering to minorities and secretly celebrating/laughing in their sleeves over making movies and detailed romance scenes emphasizing black men and white women is all for naught.

  • foxfire

    Let me FTFY, Deranged McKesson: “Deranged” McKesson exemplifies the deep & dangerous ignorance of copying and pasting text from a source other than his own. His unexamined appreciation for correct authentic grammar is nearly as offensive as that idiotic looking maggot infested vest he assumes will protect himself from his deep-seated insecurities.

  • Frustrated Teacher

    “Charlotte Rampling exemplifies the deep & dangerous ignorance of unexamined white privilege & the false utopia it assumes to protect itself.
    — deray mckesson

    (Hey…look at me…I can string together some edgy sounding words that will make white lefties feel guilty for something that isn’t their fault)

  • Girl who talks with her claws
    • Seriously?

      I believe Hayes suggestion that “white actors” should be silenced is based on a deep seated belief by him of white superiority. Whites can be silenced, because to Hayes all others are just too inferior and should just be “humored.”

      • Girl who talks with her claws

        This whole ant-white thing is based in an underlying belief that black people are inferior. To me, suggesting that black people can’t get jobs, education, or a place to live without the help of the rich, white democrats is the epitome of racism. Equality is what I support.
        These dufuses have convinced themselves that they are making black people a privileged class, when they are just giving them handicapped status and less freedom.

        • Mr Truth

          Let’s stay on topic. This is about having great performances to choose from, but none of the nominees in the top 4 acting categories were Black … for the 2nd year in a row.

          If you support equality, how can you be OK with an Oscar voting body that is 94% white, and 76% white male dominated, with an average age of 63 years old?

          Didn’t know that, did you?

          I think most movie watchers know a great film, and great performances, when they see them. But when it comes to evaluating which performances are the best, you’re going to favor those performances that you can relate to, or affect you the most emotionally.

          So knowing this, look at the demographics once again of the voting body. 94% white – 76% white male – 63 yrs old on average.

          What types of movies normally appeal to that demographic? And would it be possible for the Academy to overlook a great performance by a non-white actor, in a film that wouldn’t normally appeal to him?

          • Girl who talks with her claws

            Equality means not counting how many people of what color or age are in any given group. Worrying about percentages of people with each shade of skin color is the sign of someone who does not understand true equality.
            It’s kind of strange to think that certain skin colors make people prefer certain movies. Kind of embracing stereotypes. Any person of any color should be able to like any kind of movie they want without getting crap for it. Skin color should not be a factor in ANY of this.

          • Mr Truth

            The definition of equality is “the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, and opportunities”.

            Equality isn’t a burning issue to those in which a particular scenario is in their favor. They’re the very ones who are just fine with the status quo.

            In fact, they’re the very people that think everything is equal, because they’ve never had to question if they had an equal opportunity to do/achieve anything or not.

            The casting and pay practices of Hollywood pretty much prove that nothing is equal in the industry. Even Jennifer Lawrence had to express her displeasure about the gender pay gap between male and female actors.

            You think it’s strange that skin color makes people prefer certain movies? Hollywood is an industry that makes movies that target particular denographics. Sometimes it’s about age or subject matter, and not the racial/ethnic makeup. But sometimes it IS about the racial/ethnic makeup.

            Can you name 5 movies that you’ve seen in the last 2 years, that have featured an all Black or mostly an all black cast? If not, why didn’t those movies interest you?

            And it doesn’t make you a racist if you haven’t seen 5 “Black” movies. It just means that the subject matter didn’t interest you, or you couldn’t relate to the experiences they were referring to.

            And that is my point about the racial makeup of the Academy. A movie like “Straight Outta Compton”, which was a hit with just about everyone under 45 who saw it ( regardless of race ), may not be a great movie to someone like a Michael Caine, who is a tremendous actor, but maybe can’t relate to the N.W.A. story like a Leonardo DiCaprio can.

            This is why the Academy has announced that they’re going to try to diversify more, by adding more women, minorities, and younger actors to their voting committees.

          • Girl who talks with her claws

            I haven’t seen 5 movies in the last 5 years, much less any with an all [insert color] cast. I have, however dated men from just about every ethnic group. Does that make me somehow less guilty of racism?
            Be who you are, like what you like and quit worrying about skin color. Do not condemn someone because of their skin color while calling THEM racist.

          • Mr Truth

            Never called you or anyone else racist. I’ve been consistent with what I’ve been saying about this topic.

          • Girl who talks with her claws

            I think you meant “demographics”.
            And the reason Hollywood makes movies aimed at certain skin colors is the same reason the Democrats specifically target people by skin color: THEY’RE MASSIVE HATEFUL RACISTS.
            Gads, this is not hard to understand.

          • Mr Truth

            Stop all of this political nonsense. If you don’t think that both Republicans and Democrats don’t do the same things to attract voters, you’re fooling yourself.

            America is not a homogeneous society. We all have likes, dislikes, and preferences that normally fall along cultural, economic, and racial lines.

            Hollywood makes a variety of movies because of this. Not because they are racists.

            A good romantic movie like The Best Man Holiday, with a predominately Black cast, may be a hit with Blacks, but go almost unnoticed by Whites in the U.S. and foreign markets. But it still makes money due to the strong Black turnout for the movie.

          • Oysteria (I won)

            “And would it be possible for the Academy to overlook a great performance by a non-white actor, in a film that wouldn’t normally appeal to him?”

            First, you’re comparing normal movie goers to people whose *job* it is to evaluate an actor’s performance. They have criteria to follow. It’s not just some fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants “is it a movie that I personally relate to” nomination.

            Second, yes it’s possible. But I think you’re basing the possibility on the wrong assumptions. Your assumption sounds too much like “deep down inside, they’re old and white and racist and just don’t know it.”

          • Mr Truth

            Here’s the criteria:

            http://mentalfloss.com/article.php?id=54560

            In that article, it says that the Academy voting members are encouraged to “follow their hearts” when casting votes.

            This can mean anything from them objectively viewing what they consider to be “Oscar worthy performances” to maybe even rewarding a longtime actor/actress with a nomination.

            In other words, a voting member could easily miss a great performance in a film that isn’t being widely talked about. Or miss a film that is in a genre that they normally don’t pay attention to.

            This makes it easier to reward Sylverster Stallone’s performance in “Creed”, due to the fact that he’s a well known actor and gave a great performance … and overlook the performance of Michael B. Jordan in the same movie, because he’s a lesser known actor ( despite his tremendous performance as well ).

          • Joe Joe

            The real reason for the lack of blacks in films is not the “racist” academy or liberal Hollywood. It’s the fact that the global (overseas) market is driving film revenue and outside the US, black films, actors, etc. are just not marketable. Even Bill Maher admitted that on his show last night:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S36MPyxDU8M

            As has The Root:

            http://www.theroot.com/blogs/the_grapevine/2014/12/sony_execs_were_warned_not_to_cast_denzel_washington_because_black_leads.html

            And many other places:
            http://reason.com/blog/2012/04/23/foreign-markets-curse-of-the-black-cast
            http://www.cinemablend.com/new/How-Racism-Affecting-Denzel-Washington-Career-According-Sony-Emails-68747.html

            Your problem is not with beleaguered and exhausted American whites. It’s with the rest of the world that doesn’t want to watch blacks in films.

          • Mr Truth

            This mainly pretains to lower budget comedies and dramas with an all-Black cast. Those movies definitely do poorly overseas.

            The thing not being said, is that most of those movies, because of their lower budgets, still make tens of millions at the box office and turn a profit for the studio.

            But to say that Black actors/actresses aren’t marketable outside of the U.S. isn’t totally accurate.

            It really depends on the type of movie that is made ( usually an action/adventure or children’s/animated film ), and if casting directors will cast Black actors/actresses in these movies, even if the cast is mostly white.

            Will Smith is a box office draw domestically and worldwide. So is Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson. And for supporting Black actors, Hollywood normally goes to Morgan Freeman and Samuel L Jackson.

          • Joe Joe

            It is always interesting to talk with someone who uses prose so effectively that it takes a second read-through to realize he’s got no facts, no evidence, and no leg to stand on. Kudos on the tone of your prose–it’s quite deceptively effective.

          • Mr Truth

            Try me then. What do you think isn’t factual about what I said.

          • Joe Joe

            The fact that there are no facts.

            Get me a fact.

          • Mr Truth

            Fact: 3 of the top 5 Domestic grossing movie actors of all time, are Black.

            Samuel Jackson and Morgan Freeman are Hollywood’s “go to” Supporting Actors, when they want a minority face in a big budget action movie. Those movies typically do great in foreign markets, doubling what they do domestically.

            Eddie Murphy, whose star has faded, is 5th, on the strength of the Shrek movies.

            http://www.boxofficemojo.com/people/?view=Actor&sort=sumgross&order=DESC&p=.htm

            Will Smith is 20th all time domestically, and has grossed almost 7 billion worldwide. And unlike Sam and Morgan, he’s the lead in just about all of his movies.

            http://www.boxofficemojo.com/people/chart/?view=Actor&id=willsmith.htm

            The Rock …. almost 6 billion worldwide, rapidly becoming the “go to” action hero in Hollywood

            http://www.boxofficemojo.com/people/chart/?view=Actor&id=rock.htm

            2015 movie: Straight Outta Compton ( 200 million worldwide )

            – 161 million domestically
            – only 39 million foreign
            – production budget: 28 million
            ( +162 million )

            http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=straightouttacompton.htm

            Creed ( 150 million worldwide )

            – 108 million donestically
            – 42 million foreign
            – production budget – 35 million
            ( + 115 million )

            http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=creed.htm

            Let’s look at one of those low budget Black comedies/romances

            From 2013: The Best Man Holiday ( 73 million worldwide )

            – 71 million domestically
            – only 2 million foreign
            – Production budget: 17 million
            ( + 56 million )

            http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=bestman2.htm

            Facts ….

          • Joe Joe

            Your links actually strengthen my argument.

            Domestic numbers don’t count here: only foreign numbers do. You have demonstrated that while these black stars are big money makers DOMESTICALLY, they make much, much less in the global (foreign) market.

            And THAT is why Hollywood is shying away from blacks in movies destined to make money in foreign markets.

          • Mr Truth

            You asked for facts. I gave you facts. Nothing that I said in my original post was incorrect.

            Any producer saying that he shys away from casting Blacks in movies or making Black themed films, simply because they don’t make money in foreign markets, is full of crap. You make the right type of movie, you can make money, even if your foreign sales are weak.

            Let’s compare 2 movies. Point Break ( the remake that came out on Christmas Day ) … and Ride Along 2 ( the buddy cop film featuring Black comedian Kevin Hart and rapper/actor Ice Cube that came out 2 weeks ago )

            Point Break is also a 3D movie. So far, it’s made 79 million in foreign markets, but only 28 million domestically in 28 days. That’s a total of 107 million. Cost to make the movie = 105 million.

            That’s +2 million for Point Break. The foreign numbers saved it from being a complete flop.

            Ride Along 2 in 10 days has only made 10 million overseas. Domestically it’s made 59 million. That’s a total of 69 million. It cost 40 million to make the movie.

            This makes Ride Along 2 at +29 million so far. That will be a 100+ million grossing movie by the end of February, putting it +60 million over its production budget.

            So despite Point Break bringing in more money overseas and overall, Ride Along 2 is already the more profitable movie.

            Heck, even Tyler Perry’s “Madea” movies, that do virtually nothing overseas, but gross 50 – 90 million domestically, are very profitable because his production budgets are in the 10 – 20 million range.

            A movie like Entorage made 49 million worldwide, but only 19 million overseas. And its production budget was 30 million. This only made it a +19 million film.

            Kevin Hart’s Think Like A Man Too made 70 mill total. Did a crap 4 million overseas. But because the budget was 24 million, that movie is still +46 million.

            It’s just lazy analysis to say a producer can’t make money with Black faces in the movie.

            Make an action adventure blockbuster with Will Smith, The Rock, Morgan Freeman, Samuel L Jackson, and a beautiful female like Zoe Saldana, that movie will sell anywhere on the planet.

          • Joe Joe

            I did ask you for facts. I assumed you would find facts that were supportive of your own argument.

            The facts actually show that there is great concern about black actors selling in the international market. Thanks for finding them.

          • Mr Truth

            No problem.

            And now I hope you also realize that movies with Blacks as the lead, or with multiple Black actors, can still make very profitable movies, regardless of what they do in foreign markets.

          • Oysteria (I won)

            I’m not going to argue further with you. But what’s going to happen here is, again, a quota will be met. Then everyone can be happy. Or not.

  • Girl who talks with her claws
  • JV

    the libs created this monster in their oh so progressive laboratories now it got loose

    irony, sweet irony

  • RSnyder

    Good for Michael Caine. Brilliant actor, old as crap now and apparently willing to speak his mind.

    • Petrucio14

      He’s never been shy about speaking his mind.

  • Chandler/aka WordFollower

    “I sometimes wish I were African American…” Sounds like Hollywood is just a big ol’ competition to see who’s more oppressed.

  • Zach Smith

    They should to create a special category for black actors. Since the quality of the performance won’t matter for this category, they needn’t bother to vote; they can simply choose a winner by drawing straws.

  • sas318

    Thanks to Jada Pinkett Smith, we are now more aware of race than ever. Every award show, even beyond film, will now be scrutinized for the nominees’ race.

  • Oak Tree Lady

    When you look at the theater departments in most colleges, the majority of the people are White, the minority are other races. If the other races really want more awards, if that is their goal, to get the awards that the academy is giving to itself, then you have to start in college and be theater majors. Changing the rules, giving awards just to Blacks, that’s not really changing anything.

    • Mr Truth

      If you do your research, you’d be surprised to see how many Black actors and actresses went to college and got theater or music degrees.

      Having said that, here are some recent white Oscar winners that never got a theater degree, or even went to college:

      – Jennifer Lawrence ( no college )
      – Eddie Redmayne ( History )
      – Patricia Arquette ( no college )
      – JK Simmons ( Music )

      It’s a help, but not a prerequisite.

  • wharfrat

    This all started because a bunch of talentless Black actors whined about not being elected by the Members of the Academy,that group is who they need to talk to ,not the American public,we don’t care if an actor is Black or Green as long as they make a good movie that we can go to and spend a bunch of money to be entertained,before long the public will stop going to movies and the Hollywood whiners will have to actually get a real job and go to work every day like the people they feed off of.

    • Deplorable AMERICAN™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Actually, it was the bitter ugly wife of an actor that didn’t win, that started it.

  • lgeubank

    Was it a set-up? Did the Academy president Isaacs pre-arrange with Spike Lee & others, telling them “You protest & I’ll cave”? When the accusations started, she caved in IMMEDIATELY, purging older white Board members so she could replace them with blacks.

    It had all the earmarks of a pre-arranged coup.

    • Dan13

      Oscar nominee 2017: Straight out of Lincoln Co. Montana.

  • Deplorable AMERICAN™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

  • Deplorable AMERICAN™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

  • Bella Pelosi

    Wait a minute, Isn’t believing you should get something because of skin color racist? Welcome to Obama’s America

  • stuckinIL4now

    Hmmm, whining and in-fighting over meaningless self-serving elitist awards for boring overpriced crap movies that suck. That’s Hollyweird for ya’.

  • KenoshaMarge

    Poor little Will Smith – he and his millions have just had it so tough. Crap. I quit watching Follywood pat themselves on the back years ago.

  • 0bsoleteMan

    This is so retarded. Most of us would LOVE to be rich, possibly famous, but NOT nominated for an Oscar. These losers are the biggest whiners in the world.

    • NRPax

      I have a standing deal with the Powers That Be. Should I ever become as rich as people like that, you’d never know it because I’d be as anonymous as I could be.

      God hasn’t taken me up on the offer yet but I’m still hoping.

      • 0bsoleteMan

        I don’t begrudge anyone who is successful, and I’d say anyone who is successful in Hollywood has to be at the top of their game professionally.

        But google “Will Smith’s house.” That hardly looks like the picture of “oppression” to me.

        • NRPax

          As I have said to my dad in a discussion “I do not despise the poor because I could easily become them and I don’t envy the rich because I want to be them.”

          I prefer following in the path laid out in “The Millionaire Next Door.” Good bit of reading.

        • Richard Jefferies

          Please. Take a look at the A-list actors. Half of them are the direct result of nepotism. Yes, some do come out of nowhere and make it, but plenty others just have connections in the business.

    • Petrucio14

      For generations there have been great performances in movies and performers who have been absolutely peerless who didn’t get an Oscar. They took it in stride. Some great actors have gone their whole careers without one and were content to be great performers. Now it is fashionable to cry publicly when you don’t get one and blame it on racism or sexism or some other crap. That attitude is what it always has been; sour grapes.

      • 0bsoleteMan

        And yet, the fans of the time, as well as future viewers of their work, still consider these great actors to be great, in spite of the lack of Oscar nods.

  • The_Kat ✓vilified

    I still find it crazy that filthy rich Will and Jada Smith think they are being discriminated against in Hollywood. They have enough money that they could buy their own studio and dictate what movies are made. I think this whole boycott thing is because they were upset that Will Smith wasn’t nominated for Concussion, a film that was a snoozer at the box office.

    • Dan13

      It’s the conservatives that run Hollywood that are really to blame.

      • The_Kat ✓vilified

        Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha

    • Mr Truth

      Now THIS I do agree with, even though the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag was created before Jada spoke out.

      It’s hard to believe that she’d be talking about boycotting, had Will not made a movie that was billed to generate Oscar buzz.

      • Kirkanos37

        Jada is pissed because Will probably passed over some action movie that would’ve paid him 20 million to take a role in Concussion. They thought the movie would be great, earning him an Oscar nomination and likely a win. But the movie bombed and now he is sh#t outta luck.

  • Beachguy53

    Gotta lower the standards so blacks can compete.

  • I_KICK_HIPPIES

    Deray McKeeson needs to have an accident

  • Chuck Vipperman

    Their whining is setting up a situation whereby the next black Oscar nominee will be viewed as a “token,” no matter how good they may be.

  • jardow90

    Deep six the civil rights crap and judge each individual on their own merits. Tell Oscar to put a blindfold on.

  • Dan13

    Why would the progressives in Hollywood conduct a War in Blacks AND a War in Women?
    So conservatives can eat popcorn?

  • http://yourdaddy.net/ NotaLemming

    Scripts Up Cant Act

  • Crude, Nationalist, Dave

    Set up a quota. 50 percent white and 50 percent other than white. Problem solved.

  • PeterP

    No whining about #OscarsSoWhite when Louis Gossett, Jr. won in 1982, when Margaret Avery and Oprah Winfrey (no prior acting experience) were both nominated for The Color Purple in 1985, when Whoopi Goldberg won in 1990 (Ghost), when Denzel Washington won in 1996 (Glory), when Jennifer Hudson (no prior acting experience) won in 2006 (Dreamgirls), when Denzel was nominated TWICE for best actor in 1999 and won for Training Day, when Jamie Foxx won for best actor in 2004 defeating another black actor, Don Cheadle, when Forrest Whitaker and Will Smith were nominated in 2006 and Whitaker won, when Cicily Tyson and Diana Ross were nominated for best actress in 1972, when Viola Davis (Doubt) and Taraji P Henson (Benjamin Button) were both nominated in 2008, when Monique (no prior acting experience), Octavia Spencer and Lupita Nyong’o (Kenyan) won Oscars in 2009, 2011 and 2013, respectively, when Prince won for original music score in 1984 and Herbie Hancock won for the same in 1986, when Isaac Hayes, Irene Cara, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie Juicy J, Frayser Boy and DJ Paul (Its Hard out Here for a Pimp!!!!), and Common and John Legend won in various years for best original song . . . . See full list of black Oscar winners here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_black_Academy_Award_winners_and_nominees

    • Mr Truth

      This has been an issue for decades. Social media simply makes it more convienent.

      15 Black Oscar winners ( in the 4 major acting categories ) in its 87 year history. ( Best Male & Female Actor … Best Supporting Male & Female Actor )

      10 of them coming in the last 20 years.

      3 since 2007 ( all for supporting actresses )

      0 nominations ( out of 40 possible slots ) in 2015 and 2016

      It’s that last line that prompted the #hashtag.

      • PeterP

        Blacks are nominated disproportionately to their numbers. Asians, dwarfs and Santarian Sri Lankans are the ones who should be pissed.

  • bifski

    if you liberals want a race war just say so…we all know who likes the 2A

  • Shirley

    So forever more, when a black gets an oscar, will it be for talent or token?

  • Nos Nevets

    How come there are no awards for Directress as well as Director?
    Female Actresses don’t have to compete against male Actors, why should Directresses?

  • PeterP

    Look out America, here come the quotas! (P.S. can’t wait for next year when the obligatory three black “best” actor nominees look nervously at each other while wondering which of them actually earned it)

    • Dan Cochran

      Yeah, it’s the same nonsense that goes on when an NFL team is looking for a new coach; they HAVE to interview a black candidate to meet the so-called Rooney rule, regardless of whether said candidate is qualified.

      • Mr Truth

        And why was the Rooney rule even created? Because qualified Black NFL coordinators were being routinely overlooked by NFL owners, in favor of white coordinators or past white NFL head coaches.

        The Rooney Rule gives the opportunity for owners to interview potential Black candidates for head coaching jobs, so that they can become familiar with ALL of the hot coaching prospects, and to give Black coaches experience with the NFL interview process when hiring head coaches.

        The people who are against diversity, are the very people who benefit from things not changing or evolving.

        • Petrucio14

          Bullshit. The NFL would hire a black, white, oriental, east indian, american indian, or Venusian for any job who they thought would give them a winning team. The Rooney rule was created to prevent lawsuits, merited or not.

  • White

    Asian award ceremonies for Asians.
    African award ceremonies for Africans.
    White award ceremonies for Everybody!
    Diversity means chasing down the last white person.
    It’s White Genocide.
    “Anti-racist” is a codeword for anti-white.

  • wrestlefan01

    https://twitter.com/chrislhayes/status/690688403818561537?ref_src=twsrc^tfw

    so he wants to accuse white actors and what not of being racist..yet they cant defend themselves in his little world

    • Eric Botena

      Lets keep white journalists away from Twitter for a week as well.

  • waterytart

    And Chris Hayes once again showcases his barely nodding acquaintance with the 1st Amendment.

  • Dan Cochran

    I don’t watch the Oscars, anyway. I could care less if they were “so white”.

  • http://www.algoreisabidfatidiot.com/ “Rev Jim Jones”

    watching Hollywood’s elite squabble over superficial awards is as enriching as your enemies in a bloody beat down

  • Dee

    “It’s funny; women can’t talk,” France-born Delpy continued. “I sometimes wish I were African American because people don’t bash you afterward.”

    Julie is absolutely correct. Being African American is just like being a democrat – you can say anything! That is unless you’re a black conservative.

  • PeterP

    Not enough Dwarf rappers. Damn bigots.

  • Lyle Petersen

    Chris Hayes keeps finding new and interesting ways to be despicable and loathsome.

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/heroes-behind-the-badge/heroes-behind-badge-sacrifice-survival.html Meatzilla ✓ᴵᴿᴿᴱᴰᴱᴱᴹᴬᴾᴸᴼᴿᴬᴮᴸᴱ
  • roccolore

    Meanwhile, I haven’t heard any white actor threatening to decline the Oscar should he win.

  • san rafael blue

    Do like Salt N Pepa: Push It! Push It Good!

  • Lyle Petersen

    White people are finally waking up to the reality that simply HAVING WHITE SKIN is enough to be declared a racist (and therefore a non-person) in Obama’s America. This will continue if the establishment of EITHER party is allowed to continue their hold on power.

  • firefirefire

    Freedom of Speech. except for white people. Check.

  • moodydon

    A question for the masses here…
    Who votes for those Oscars?
    How many of those who vote, are black and or minorities? How many female?
    And if there are blacks who get to vote, have any of those who plan to boycott, asked those blacks how they voted?
    Those who vote are not supposed to say anything about how they voted…. but do we know who votes?
    Perhaps they should criticize the make up of those who get to vote…

    • Mr Truth
      • moodydon

        Thanks… thought there was more diversity among those who get to nominate and those who end up voting…
        I guess my next questions are why aren’t there more black movie critics, more black movie management types, minority whatever people?
        Hollywood is one of the more liberal, most liberal, in terms of demanding things in the liberal agenda…
        They are so busy telling us how we must act, respond, speak, think, yet they haven’t done a good job of leading by example…

  • RedDeplorableSoloCup

    deray mckesson [email protected]
    Charlotte Rampling exemplifies the deep & dangerous ignorance of unexamined white privilege & the false utopia it assumes to protect itself.
    9:36 AM – 22 Jan 2016

    1,0571,057 Retweets
    1,3861,386 likes

    • RedDeplorableSoloCup

      Said the Head Ass Clown of #BlackLiesMatter

  • ember

    What about Asians, Hispanics, transgenders? Why aren’t black actors protesting about their denied rights?

    • Mr Truth

      Why aren’t white actors protesting about ALL minorities having their rights denied?

      • ember

        do you know of any minorities that protest when whites are left out of BETs?

        • Mr Truth

          You do know that a white man ( Sam Smith ) won Best New Artist at the 2015 BET Awards last year, right?

          Of course you didn’t.

          FYI – Eminem has received 5 nominations. Justin Timberlake has received 8 nominations.

          • ember

            Wow. 3 guys. What about females?

          • Mr Truth

            Iggy Azaela
            Lagy Gaga
            Christina Aguilera
            Joss Stone

            ( yawn )

          • ember

            Asian and Hispanic females?

          • Mr Truth

            Why play this game? The BET Awards is mainly a R&B / Rap music award show, that combines elements of the MTV Movie Awards. And the vast majotity of nominees are Black.

            How many Asians are R&B singers? You won’t count women like Amerie of Jhene Aiko, because they’re half black and half Asian. You may not even know who those women are.

            When the Rush Hour movies got nominated, that means Jackie Chan is recognized. Same goes with Jet Li and Romeo Must Die.

            Selena Gomez, Robin Thicke, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. And I’m probably forgetting a few others.

            I don’t know if any Native Americans have been nominated …. sorry.

  • Duane Savage

    “…deep & dangerous ignorance of unexamined white privilege & the false utopia it assumes to protect itself.”

    That’s racist..I think

    • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

      Too prolix in any case.

  • meeester

    hint most of everything is more white.
    13% is less than the 87% remaining of 100%.
    Maybe you could try not dividing things into categories.

  • Richard Jefferies

    Christopher Hays is the worst kind groveling toady.

  • Mango

    Must be nice to have that “I’m not white so I can just cry racism every time I don’t get my way” privilege and actually have people bend over backwards to get you to stop throwing your tantrum. Yes, that could be useful.

  • Petrucio14

    Michael Caine doesn’t need the Oscars. The Oscars need Michael Caine. I have yet to see a motion picture that was not made better because he was in it.

    I must say I am amused by the ‘minorities’ trying to out-bid one another for most put-upon.

    • Kimmy84

      Michael Caine is a Hollywood hero for many reasons, but one real one:

      “Blame it on Rio”

      And don’t ask me about the plot.

  • Resist_Tyranny

    I want my token Oscar too…

  • EricReed2772

    White actors should boycott the Awards too, to protest the racist protesters,

  • kssturgis62

    Does anyone watch the Oscars anymore? Any award shows? I haven’t watched a full Oscar show since Billy Crystal did the last one. I didn’t even watch the full thing,just his beginning.

    So Do I care if a bunch of Black Actors who think they are entitled, and who have been nominated and who have won other awards for their work are upset? NO, I will just make sure not to see their movies. Heck I don’t even go to the Movies. Last two movies seen at the Theater – American Sniper and Just Recently 13 hours – the Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. (if you haven’t seen 13 hours, you need to see it )