Monday, February 25, 2019


I woke up this morning and realized that in the main Oscar categories that most people have an opinion about or interest in (other than cinephiles, like probably most folks reading this), the traditional "white" "American" "straight" "male" was almost entirely shut out.

In the four acting categories, there were none. Not best director either.

The best picture category win for GREEN BOOK was one of the few times the Oscar stage was crowded with mostly "white" "American" "straight" "males" (and the writers of that film also won for best original screenplay, but Spike and his crew won for best adapted screenplay so that category was split).

When you take into account the other categories, it is clear that at least for this year's Oscar awards, "white" "American" "straight" "males" were in the minority. 'Bout time.

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