While the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences exclaimed that the organization itself was “heartbroken” to find that it had again nominated only white actors and actresses for awards, the Screen Actors Guild had no such problem as it handed out its prizes tonight.

Idris Elba, a fan favorite to take over as the next James Bond, was the talk of the evening, taking home awards for best actor in a TV series (“Luther”) and supporting actor in a film (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”).

 

Best actress in a drama (“How to Get Away with Murder”) was Viola Davis.

Best actress in a miniseries (“Bessie”) went to Queen Latifah.

Kevin Spacey won for best actor in a drama (“House of Cards”).

The winners of the best comedy ensemble (“Orange Is the New Black”), which included best comedy actress Uzo Aduba, directly addressed the Academy controversy.

Now that’s diverse — but if “Downton Abbey,” which is as white as 9 Democrat debates, wins for best drama ensemble (spoiler warning: it just did), it’ll just cancel out the whole damn thing.

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Update:

We almost forgot to mention … they gave this climate scientist kid a prize too, for best speech to the United Nations or something.

  • skydash

    Wow…a bunch of narcissists who are paid to play make believe engaging in another self congratulatory circle jerk. How unique.

    • Arttie the Deplorable

      It is just fatuous twaddle.

      • CoastalMaineBird

        Is that like vacuous piffle?

    • Crakalakin

      “We are AWESOME!”

    • Petrucio14

      Someday, when I get around to it and everything else on my ‘to-do list’ and ‘bucket list’ is accomplished, I may give a shit.

  • TooFarGone1 ✓NeverTrump

    “Look at this stage, this is what we talk about when we talk about diversity.”

    A bunch of actors who all share the same far-left views. Nothing diverse about that. That’s why you’re losing viewers, Hollywood.

  • Jeff Henderson ✓Bona Fide

    Wonder why the show Orange is the New Black is cast to be diverse?

    • Girl who talks with her claws

      In reality, the proportion of black women is likely to be higher, due to a culture that fosters confrontation, drama & violence from and among women?

    • AmericanMom

      Race and homosexuality – more bang for the diverse buck.

    • TomJB

      The ensemble photo tweeted by variety was so diverse it left out any token of a group that is about 50% of the nation…

    • john lecorchick

      Isn’t that show set in a prison?? prisons are mega-diverse! it’s awesome!

  • ArmchairMike

    Did any black nominees not win the SAG? That would be an interesting stat.

  • FreedomFighter

    Never heard of Bessie.

    • ricoliv

      Might be Bessie Love, a white actress from silent screen days. Queen Latifah was probably chosen to play her because there were too many white actors in the cast.

  • Gregor Eisenstein

    “Now that’s diverse — but if “Downton Abbey,” which is as white as 9 Democrat debates, wins for best drama ensemble (spoiler warning: it just did), it’ll just cancel out the whole damn thing.”
    An aristocratic period ensemble set in England doesn’t have any minorities? The hell you say!

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Producer: “Oh well, we probably COULD have stuck in an East Indian as a servant, I suppose…”

      “Social Justice” Type: “THEN WHY DIDN’T YOU???”

      • Gregor Eisenstein

        Because the next thing the SJW type would say is ‘IT’S RACIST TO MAKE THE ONLY MINORITY THE SERVANT!’

      • ricoliv

        SJW: “And while you were at it, you could have given one of the main characters a black husband. Who would have known the difference? And why were there no transgender maids? You people are hopelessly behind the times!”

        • Petrucio14

          They almost did give one of the main characters a black husband. One of the most realistic treatments of race relations during the period I have ever seen on screen.

          And yes, I am a Downton Abbey aficionado.

    • run4fun53

      they are slightly diverse. One of the butlers, Thomas, is gay. So there is that

      • ricoliv

        Maybe. But Thomas was probably born gay, so you can’t really count him. They should have included someone who was born straight but who decides, after a a lifetime of dull heterosexuality and a series of enchanting experiences with other men, that being gay is the natural way of things.

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    • Crakalakin

      I used to take a bit of offense when I would see the statement, “‘Diversity’ is just code for anti-white”. Not anymore. That’s exactly what it means.

      • Girl who talks with her claws

        Sure seems to be the current meaning.
        You know who worries & complains about skin color? Racists.
        The DNC never really took their sheets & hoods off. They just sent them out to be cleaned. They held their noses long enough to trot out an unknown man of mixed race, to be the “first black president”, actually BUSED black people to the polls to make sure it happened, then went right back to the old, rich, white lineup they complained about last election cycle. Then they started posting racist, hateful things about Ben Carson.
        They live up to their legacy daily.

        • ricoliv

          Well, at least you can’t accuse them of being indiscriminate haters. The only requirement is that the hated one be black and conservative.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      And along that line of thought, did Rape Bear win any awards for The Revenant?

      • Martin Cohn

        He was in the running, but heavy lobbying from exiled director Woody Allen swung the vote to a geriatric ASCII bear.

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  • Acuda4me ✓Please!

    On the bright side, the stars of next year’s Hot Tub Time machine 3 and Madea movie’s chances of picking up an Oscar next year got so much better.

  • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

    let me count the craps I give…

    1)….

    • drw

      I couldn’t even get that far….

  • Crakalakin

    The title of this makes no sense.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Because THIS kinda “Lack of Diversity” (Elba winning two awards, Davis winning one, Latifah winning one, Orange winning ensemble– i.e., every award a black individual/ensemble COULD win, they did) is not the sort of lack of diversity the Social Justice types feel needs to be apologized for.

      That’s about all that title COULD mean. And I’m reading it generously– it IS a confusing title in service of a good point, but lame-ass as humor.

      • Crakalakin

        Kind of makes me think of a local politician in my hometown bragging about how he made the schools “more diverse” by consolidating two high schools. One school on the north side was almost all black, the other on the south side about 40/60 white majority. After consolidation the only public high school is 95% black. That, to some people, is more diverse. I suppose perfect diversity would have been 100%, by his logic.

        • Kenton Clarkson

          And the issue of why white parents take their kids out of schools when the blacks take over can never EVER be discussed. The answer is “because the hoodlums will create havoc and beat-up my son and harass my daughter”

          • Crakalakin

            I have cousin who couldn’t afford private school who stayed. Assimilate to the culture or be destroyed. She assimilated. On the rare occasion I glance at her Facebook, it is like reading a bathroom wall in the ghetto, only not as literate.

      • Dan13

        You can’t have merit based awards. Everyone knows that.

    • ricoliv

      Think of the headline as the appetizer and the article as the main
      course. You wouldn’t want to spoil your appetite by overindulging in the shrimp cocktail, would you?

  • Girl who talks with her claws
  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    ..

    • Dan13

      I made it a point to check: Nope, my life has not been impacted one iota by the news of who won awards, or the news as to how a victim group is being marginalised.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Where’s the diversity? All I see are a bunch of overpaid people who are the human equivalent of a trained seal. Then there’s the fact that, as actors, they gave themselves the awards.

    • Dan13

      You can only hope to get one of these awards by being noticable in thinking exactly like all the others.

      • Petrucio14

        Intellectual diversity or diversity of outlook will not be tolerated! Skin color is the only acceptable and desirable diversity. Now go celebrate!

  • RblDiver

    Twitchy, you got their name wrong. Remember Team America, it’s the Film Actors Guild!

    • Oysteria (I won)

      F*ck Yeah!

      • Kenton Clarkson

        “YOU??? You’re a butt-phucking quitter!”

        • Deplorable Member Berry

          “Have you ever seen a man swallow his own head?”

          • Kenton Clarkson

            “Then you haven’t seen everything!”

    • TexSizzle

      They probably rejected that name because of the acronym. They would rather SAG than be a FAG.

  • Kevin Giltrud

    *Ahem*

    :”He looka like a MAN!”

    *Apologies to ‘MAD TV;*

    • The Masked Avatar

      Whatever happened to that lady?

      • Kevin Giltrud

        Ms. Swan?

        Alex Boorstein…. She’s been the voice of Lois Griffin and Ethnic TV News Chick, Tricia Takanawa on ‘Family Guy’ since 1999,

  • Maxx

    Is everyone happy now?

    The validation committee saw to it that the 1%’ers got their little statues now looking for a mantle place in their million dollar homes.

    Can we now move on to issues that actual matter in life?

    • Dan Shoop

      Mia Farrow certainly has.

  • Kevin Giltrud

    Geee….

    I can remember when actors and actresses were tall. Polished. Attractive. Dressed well, Could walk in a straight line. Hit their marks without tripping over cables. Remember their lines. And chew with their mouth closed!

    • Storm Saxon’s Gall Bladder

      dressing up before they went out to dinner
      was actually in their studio contract. decorum clause.

      the gay actors were even assigned starlets to date.

      • Kevin Giltrud

        God Bless the Old Studio/Mogul System!

        And those actors and actresses’ over protective, 10% agents.

    • Kenton Clarkson

      What does “tall” have to do with anything?
      lol

      • Kevin Giltrud

        Camera angles. Makes actors and actresses taller…

        Now, it’s all about close ups.

        • Kenton Clarkson

          lol
          Ever seen the shoes they had to make for Bogey when he had to stand next to Ingrid in “Casablanca”?

          • Kevin Giltrud

            And wooden soapboxes for Alan Ladd.

  • wharfrat

    It’s Hollywood, the land of the phony people who pretend to be someone else to earn a living,no one in America cares if they give each other a cheap metal statue or not,if the movie goers would stop going to their movies they would shut up and stop whining and start making movies that are worth paying a fortune to see.

    • Petrucio14

      I’d like to see a movie from time to time that was worth what I used to pay as a teenager – $2.50. Yes, I am that old.

  • VerbalKint

    Idris won for “Beasts Of No Nation” not “Beasts Of The Southern Wild”.

  • globalcrap

    Holly weird is not Hollywood anymore. 5% can act , the other 95% can’t. Using foul Language every ten minutes , they think they can act. Singers, dancers made Hollywood. Just a bunch of over paid liberals.

    • Arkuy The Great

      And assorted pretty-face-lotsa-space types basically serving as lawn ornaments only to be unceremoniously discarded by age 40.

    • Petrucio14

      You’re very generous in your assessment of the percentage of those who can act.

  • Tim

    Mutual masturbation.

  • Lee Lee

    The Preemptive Damage Control Awards.

  • Kawfy

    I’d like to see the stats on eye color. I’m willing to bet there are more brown eyed winners than green…..and on that note….what if you aren’t actually white but rather ecru-tan with specks of brown and an occasional red dot or two? Should I still have to be lumped in with Albinos?

    • Cärlös Dängër ✓certifiable

      Has Edgar Winter ever been nominated? I smell albinophobia.

    • Petrucio14

      I prefer to label my skin color, only when absolutely necessary, as ‘alabaster’. It drives people nuts (or at least I hope it does) in the ‘other’ category. It also warns them in advance that I am a smart-ankle.

  • The_Kat ✓vilified

    This pretty much sums up what I think…

  • Kenton Clarkson

    The Who What now?
    Don’t confuse me with these people and those who matter.
    I am too old, confused and not awake enough to care.
    I don’t care anyways….Huh?
    (Yelling at cloud)

    • Cärlös Dängër ✓certifiable

      “Hey you dang kids, get off my lawn!”

      • Kenton Clarkson

        (Rummaging thru closet)
        “Martha! Where’s me shotgun?”

  • Maxgoof

    As Dustin Hoffman said in recounting a dinner with Sir Lawrence Olivier, as to why actors do what they do: “Look at me look at me look at me look at me…”

  • marcus tullius cicero

    …If them idiotic awards where honest: Blacks 12%, Hispanic-Latino 18%, Asians 3%, Mixed 10% and Whites 57%… Not races, just the social construct!
    Races: Native American .1%, Asian 3%, Black 12% and White 84.9% and ?

  • marcus tullius cicero

    …I will live to be 100 !

    • Petrucio14

      I reached that point at approximately the age of 20, and have advanced considerably in years and the amount of ambivalence I foster toward people who have already amply demonstrated that they don’t matter in the grand scheme of things.

      • marcus tullius cicero

        ..At the age of 69, I was around when America was “that shinning city” feel sorry for those that will not ever gonna see that again.

  • bringbackericthered

    Beasts of No Nation is a fantastic film just FYI.

  • ricoliv

    I protest! Kevin Spacey and Brie Larson should not have won these BET Awards when…oh, wait a minute … OK. Well. anyway, you have to admit that “Downton Abbey” should have employed a few black actors to play white characters in what is a quintessentially white English series which takes place in an historically white setting . After all, people, this realistic casting thingy is getting out of hand.

  • Karla1953

    One has to wonder had there not been a brouhaha would any of the winners be the same…………….it is almost like Oprah………………you get an award & you get an award & you get an award……………….now reach under your seat problem solved……………..LMAO

  • Scott Carroll

    Trust me. Idris Elba ain’t coming anywhere near the role of James Bond. It’s not up to Sony, it’s not up to some progressive casting director in Beverly Hills, EON productions owns the film rights to the character. And Barbara Broccoli (daughter of Cubby Broccoli and President of the company) ain’t going for it. The next Bond will be a white Brit. As he should be.

  • JV

    self aggrandizing buffoons

    I say take your participation trophy and stick it up your collectivism arses

  • DearStupidLiberals

    #NBAsoBlack

  • Alfonso Bergamo

    Affirmative Action is ruining these awards

  • SaitoSama

    So it’s doesn’t matter if your talented anymore in order to win kinda like what they’ve done to the children with the award for participating or showing up. Hey whatever works for the ego right LOL

  • HappyJohn9

    There’s some radio news story listing the movies with black actors. Every single one was an awful movie. It’s possible the movies and actors were simply not to Oscar standards. Oh, wait…results isn’t what matters…

  • LibLieExposer

    How many white Italians have won a BET award?

  • Spychiatrist

    Liberal creed:

    Diversity is more important than truth.

  • #NeverHillary

    BET awards, NBA, NFL?

  • Deplorable Tim jones

    diversity means no white people.

    which is fine by me. i’d rather be safe and sound by myself then walking on egg shells in a diverse crowd.

    you’re about to be killed if you’re in a diverse crowd.

  • CrystalDawn0603

    I love that the Academy was shocked that they only nominated white actors. Did they not know what they were doing when they were doing it? Methinks they’re only saying this because they were called out.

  • swg

    There was an awards show? Who knew?

  • Treelea

    Who the h ell cares what awards these elitist scum give each other. What the “actors” dont understand and what old hollywood did is that the audience doesnt want to know what you think or who you are. It makes it real diificult to suspend belief and accept these odiots in the roles they play. Shut up and act. Viola I dint want to know you hate me but will accept my money.