Who’s ready for the Oscars this Sunday?!
What … nobody raised their hand? We feel ya…
But, hey … we’ll be covering it and this suggestion from Pat Sajak might just make it a little more bearable. How ’bout it Hollywood? Help us ou!
New acceptance speech limitations announced for upcoming Academy Awards: 15 seconds for thank-yous & 45 seconds for lectures.
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) February 22, 2018
That’s probably “still too long,” though:
Still 45 seconds too long. https://t.co/CHC6gxSJnI
— Daniel Corridon (@dannyfitz310) February 22, 2018
Or there’s this suggestion from Dennis Miller. Hopefully he live tweets it:
Hmm…watch the Oscars this weekend or go to an Oscar Mayer plant and see how they make hot dogs? I've opted for the latter.
— Dennis Miller (@DennisDMZ) March 1, 2018
Heck, even Piers Morgan gets it:
I think the Oscars should be a night of celebrating movies, not people making political speeches.
Last year's Oscars became an issue-driven farce. This year's will be even worse. https://t.co/livsvweZwK
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 2, 2018
We assume Harvey Weinstein will be the focus of some of the joke, at the very least. Check out this statue honoring the film icon that showed up on Hollywood Boulevard this week (yes, he’s doing what you think he’s doing with his right hand):
In the run-up to the 2018 Oscars, British artist Plastic Jesus puts a statue of Harvey Weinstein, in a bathrobe on a sofa, on Hollywood Boulevard. The artist is denouncing the culture of silence that allowed the abuse to go on for so long. pic.twitter.com/UY51tgTMGm
— AFP news agency (@AFP) March 2, 2018
As for the Hollywood and the #MeToo movement, professional misogynist Jimmy Kimmel will once again host the spectacle:
From the 'Juggy Academy' to the Academy Awards: As Jimmy Kimmel prepares to host the #MeToo Oscars, @megangarber looks back at his days on a show that gleefully ogled women: https://t.co/cU70TjjzdP pic.twitter.com/ntua0Gkvao
— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) March 2, 2018
But celebrities won’t be wearing black on the red carpet for the Oscars. Fashion over politics, y’all:
— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) March 2, 2018
See you Sunday!