and what about Argo? how quickly we forget Ben Afleck! Argo got all the noms accept director. I have not seen Little Women (yet) but if you want an award, make a movie about movies!


ā€œ women were nominated in this category.ā€

Iā€™m guessing very few people of color as well, right?

Who gives a fuk. Make a good movie, not excuses.


"1917" is very problematic. No actors of color in any major roles or non-binary characters. Pretty outrageous.


The Oscars sometimes feel really self referential. Like many of the nods are for people who just seem like the kind of people who get nods. I think it's most successful as a marketing gimmick when it highlights younger talent and more surprising picks.


@5 Agree. It's as if the folks watching the screeners aren't film enthusiasts, but industry folks voting on what seems like the sort of film that belongs. Hence, here we are with the Irishmen.

There's also the matter of how much money studios spend campaigning to get their films nominated. The message they're sending here is that, sadly, they didn't believe any of their female directors had a shot this year.

But hey, that dude above me definitely knows the cure for herpes so I guess that's one bright spot.


If the Academy made nominations based on gender or race, we'd always be wondering if the nominees or winners achieved it because of their own hard work and talent - or something else.


It's the revenge of the white men. Marriage story is BORING AS FUCK. Scarjo is the one of the actresses who supports Harvey Weinstein AND Woody Allen. Pretending that the Oscars have ever cared about women is a joke, though. Lifetime of films and 5 women have been nominated for Best Director. 5. Just like everything else in this country, if some man does some shitty job at it, he'll be lauded for it, while a woman can do an outstanding job and she'll still get the shrug (if that) of, it's alright for something done by a woman. Same goes or the white people. White people can literally hoist up the worst piece of shit in the world and make him president and in comparison one of the greatest presidents this country ever had will be forever denigrated because he is a black man. Fuck the Oscars. Instead of giving a shit about this, I don't know, maybe work on giving a shit about real problems in the world.


Also, apologies to @5. When I typed "the dude above me" there was some nonsense spam there that has since been removed.


@9: The movies depict the real problems of the world, so no need to pout about the Oscars.


"1917" made me very uncomfortable with all those people working for the good of their nation. Nationalism is basically Nazism, and those men should be ashamed for what they did for their mother nation. They were white too. Gross!

Pretty racist to just assume you should sacrifice for your own nation and people rather than strangers.

@9: If you want an Oscar for Womynā„¢ go direct a movie and win one, stop demanding other people do it for you. So lazy.


@4 No transgenders in the trenches?

Hollywood has sunk up a new low.


"Pretty racist to just assume you should sacrifice for your own nation and people rather than strangers."

Jesus Christ. You really are fucking idiot.

Chalk the gradiated differences and overlaps between "patriotism" and the "jingoism" of "Nationalism" and "Fascism" as yet another more things you don't remotely understand but feel compelled to share an illformed opinion on.

HAHA... And another "Hollywood" pedo production you supposedly "pirated!" Right?

And you didn't remotely understand the theme of the film, which was the absolute grotesque waste of life that was WWI.

So in that sense what "nationalism" was on display in that war should absolutely be condemned as it destroyed an entire generation for no reason like no war before it. Leading directly to the rise of fascism and WWII. Maybe you should read a book or two about it.

BTW, More pedos for your list, though sadly not Hollywood pedos:

Adviser to Donald Trumpā€™s 2016 campaign, George Nader, plead guilty Monday to charges of child sex trafficking and possessing child pornography.

MORE of your MAGA pedo buddies:

ā€¢Republican Paul Peterson charged with human trafficking adoption scheme.

ā€¢Republican senator Mike Folmer arrested on child porn charges on 9-17-2019.

ā€¢ā Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert was sentenced to 15 months in prison in a hush money case that revealed he was being accused of sexually abusing young boys as a teacher in Illinois

ā€¢A Georgia pastor and and conservative political activist Ken Adkins was sentenced to 35 years in prison on charges of child molestation and aggravated child molestation.

ā€¢Republican mayor Thomas Adams of Illinois charged with 11 counts of disseminating child pornography and two counts of possession of child pornography.
ā€¢Republican campaign worker and self proclaimed reverend Steve Aiken convicted of having sex with two underage girls.

ā€¢Republican legislator Edison Misla Aldarondo was sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping his daughter between the ages of 9 and 17.

ā€¢Republican activist and rising Colorado Republican star Randal David Ankeney (who named his dogs Nixon and Reagan) pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault on a child. Later he was rearrested for 5 counts of sexual assault on a child, 3 counts of sexual enticement of a child and one count of sexual exploitation of a child.

ā€¢Republican County Commissioner Merrill Robert Barter pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual contact and assault on a teenage boy.
ā€¢Republican congressman and anti-gay activist Robert Bauman was charged with having sex with a 16 year old boy he picked up at a gay bar.

ā€¢Republican activist Parker J. Bena pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on his home computer and was sentenced to, 30 months in federal prison and fined $18,000.

ā€¢Republican preacher Hewart Lee Bennett arrested for soliciting sex from 16 year old boys while claiming that he did so to gain their trust and then teach them the love of Jesus.

ā€¢Republican Christian Coalition chair Louis Beres investigated for molesting three female family members as teens.

ā€¢Republican legislative aide Howard Brooks was charged with molesting a 17 year old boy and possession of child pornography.

ā€¢Republican politician Andrew Buhr was charged with two counts of first degree sodomy with a 13 year old boy.

ā€¢Republican anti-abortion activist John Allen Burt was charged with seuxal misconduct involving a 15 year old girl.

ā€¢Republican activist John Butler was charged with criminal sexual assault on a teenage girl.

ā€¢ā Republican County Councilman Keola Childs pleaded guilty to molesting a male child.

ā€¢Republican election board official Kevin Koan was sentenced to two years probation for soliciting sex over the internet from a 14 year old girl.

ā€¢Republican councilman John Collins pleads guilty to sexually molesting a 13 + 14 year old girls.

ā€¢Republican advertising consultant Carey Lee Cramer (who appeared in an ad blasting Al gore) convicted of molesting 9 yr old girl stepdaughter

ā€¢Republican Congressman Dan Crane had sex with a female minor working as a congressional page.

ā€¢Republican Committeeman John Curtain charged with molesting a teenage boy.

ā€¢Republican benefactor of conservative Christian groups Richard A. Dasen Sr. was charged with rape for allegedly paying a 15 year old girl for sex. Dasen 62 who is married with grown children and several grandchildren has allegedly told police that over the past decade he paid more than $1 million to have sex with a large number of young women.

ā€¢Republican fundraiser Richard A. Delgaudio was found guilty of child porn charges and paying two teenage girls to pose for sexual photos

ā€¢Republican legislator Peter Dibble pleaded no contest to having an inappropriate relationship with a 15 year old girl.

ā€¢Republican spokesman Brian Doyle arrested for trying to seduce a 14 year old girl over the Internet.

ā€¢Republican director of the Young Republican Federation Nicholas Elizondo molested his 6 year old daughter and was sentenced to six years in prison.

ā€¢Republican congressman Mark Foley resigned from Congress after sending sexually explicit emails to former male pages under the age of 13.

ā€¢Republican constable Larry Dale Floyd of Denton arrested on suspicion of soliciting sex from an 13 yr old girl.

ā€¢Republican Councilman and former Marine Jack Gardner was convicted of molesting a 13 year old girl.

ā€¢Republican candidate Richard Gardner admitted to molesting his two daughters.

ā€¢Republican Mayor Philip Giordano of Waterbury Connecticut is serving a 37 year sentence in federal prison for sexually abusing 8 and 10 year old girls

ā€¢Republican activist Marty Glickman convicted in Florida on four counts of unlawful sexual activity with an underage girl and one count of delivering the drug LSD.

ā€¢Republican Mayor John Gosek sentenced to jail for soliciting sex from two 15 year old girls.

ā€¢ā Republican activist Mark A. Grethen convicted on six counts of sex crimes involving children.

ā€¢ā Republican President of NYC Housing Development Russell Harding pleads guilty to possession of child pornography on his computer.

ā€¢Republican city councilman Mark Harris, who is described as a "good military man" and "church goer", was convicted of repeatedly having sex with an 11 year old girl and sentenced to 17 years in prison.

ā€¢ā Republican Senate candidate John Hathaway was accused of having sex with his 17 year old baby sitter and withdrew his candidacy after the allegations were reported in the media.

ā€¢ā Republican anti-abortion activist Howard Scott Heldreth is a convicted child rapist in Florida.

ā€¢ Republican pastor Mike Hintz (whom George Bush commended during the 2004 presidential campaign) surrendered to police after admitting to a sexual affair with a female juvenile.

ā€¢ Republican Party leader Paul Ingram pleaded guilty to six counts of raping his daughters and served 14 years in federal prison.

ā€¢ ā Republican anti-gay activist Earl Kimmerling was sentenced to 40 years in prison for molesting an 8 year old girl after he attempted to stop a gay couple from adopting her.

ā€¢ Republican activist Lawrence E. King Jr. organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980's.

ā€¢ Republican Judge Ronald Kline was placed under house arrest for child molestation.

ā€¢ Republican Congressman Donald Lukens was found guilty of having sex with a female minor and sentenced to one month in Jail
ā€¢ Republican talk show host Jon Matthews pleaded guilty to exposing his genitals to an 11 year old girl.

ā€¢ Republican Douglas County election official Pat McPherson arrested for fondling a 17 yr old girl.

ā€¢ Republican anti abortion activist Nicholas Morency pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer and offering a bounty to anybody who murders an abortion doctor..

ā€¢ Republican Committee Chairman Jeffrey Patti was arrested for distributing a video clip of a 5 year old girl being raped.

ā€¢ Republican Judge Mark Pazuhanich pleaded no contest to fondling a 10 year old girl and was sentenced to 10 years probation.

ā€¢ Republican boy scout leader and zoning supervisor Dennis Rader pleaded guilty for performing a sexual act on an 11 year old girl he murdered.

ā€¢ Republican petition leader Tom Randall pleads guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 14.

ā€¢ Republican activist and Christian Coalition leader Beverly Russell admitted to an incestuous relationship with his step daughter Susan Smith.

ā€¢ Republican ex congressman Peter Schmitt of Orange County convicted of raping a 6th grader and bearing his two children.

ā€¢ ā Republican parole board officer and former Colorado state representative Larry Jack Schwartz was fired after child pornography was found in his possession.

ā€¢ Republican campaign worker Mark Seidensticker is a convicted child molester.

ā€¢ Republican campaign consultant Tom Shortridge was sentenced to three years probation for taking nude photographs of a 15 year old girl.

ā€¢ Republican City Councilman Fred C. Smeltzer Jr. pleaded no contest to raping a 15 year old girl and served six months in prison.
ā€¢ ā Republican party leader Bobby Stumbo arrested for having sex with a five year old boy.

ā€¢ ā Republican County Commissioner David Swartt pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 3 years in prison.

ā€¢ ā Republican County Chairman Armando Tebano arrested for sexually molesting a 14 yr old girl.

ā€¢ Republican racist pedophile and United States Senator Strom Thurmond raped a 15 year old black girl which produced a child.

ā€¢ Republican strategist and Citadel Military College graduate Robin Canderwall was convicted in Virginia on five counts of soliciting sex from boys and girls over the internet.

ā€¢ Republican consultant Lawrence Scott Ward arrested at Dulles airport after authorities found child pornography and videotapes of him having sex with children.

ā€¢ Spokane Republican homophobic mayor Jim West recalled after evidence surfaced that he molested little boys.

ā€¢ Republican politician Keith Westmoreland was arrested on seven felony counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition to girls under the age of 16 (i.e. exposing himself to children).

ā€¢ Republican preacher Stephen white (who demanded a return to traditional values) was sentenced to jail after offering $27 to a 14 year old boy for permission to perform oral sex on him.

ā€¢ Republican activist and James Dobson protege Steve Wilsey convicted of sexual assault after being charged with molesting an 8 year old boy.


@14 Wow you can google and selectively copy/paste the crimes of certain Republicans, good job. Are you going to go on a copy/paste tirade claiming all gay men are sexual predators after you find out almost all Catholic priests charged with sex crimes are gay? Gimme a break.

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