Two days before the 2016 presidential election, Hollywood officially launched its awards season with the Hollywood Film Awards at the Beverly Hilton. Unsurprisingly it provided a platform for impassioned pleas by the bed-wetting Left to vote for their goddess.
Robert De Niro, the guy who went on an embarrassing rant against presidential candidate Trump before the election said in a despicable YouTube™ video, “He’s a punk, he’s a dog, he’s a pig, he’s a con, a bullshit artist, a mutt who doesn’t know what he’s talking about. It makes me so angry that this country has gotten to this point that this fool, this bozo, has wound up where he has. He talks how he’d like to punch people in the face? Well, I’d like to punch him in the face.”
De Niro once again palavered to near unanimous applause, “I know we are here to celebrate movies from Hollywood, and nobody throws an industry party better than Carlos de Abreu and Dick Clark Productions, but it is two days from a frightening election, and the shadow of politics is hanging over us whether we like it or not and it’s hard for me to think about anything else. So let me just lay it out right here: We have the opportunity to prevent comedy from turning into a tragedy. Vote for Hillary on Tuesday.”
This Sunday ABC will broadcast the 89th Annual Academy Awards celebrating the decadence and debauchery of Oscar voters and participants who have their heads up their asses. Actor George C. Scott once said of the Oscars, which he snubbed in 1972, “The ceremonies are a two-hour meat parade; a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons.”
Nothing has changed except perhaps the glidepath of declining viewership attributed to the coddled, overrated glitterati espousing causes in “soapbox moments” that turn viewers off.
The host of late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” has been tapped to host the Oscars.for his ability to “make a room explode in laughter.” Under President Trump the Globes and SAG Awards doubled as political rallies, with fiery speeches from winners like Meryl Streep and Mahershala Ali.
Variety noted, “The theme of this year’s show, according to the producers, is the evergreen celebration of movies. When we’re not being earnest, we want to be funny, De Luca says. There will also be sobbing during the tribute to all the actors who died. It’s been a particularly hard year, with the passing of Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, Gene Wilder, Anton Yelchin and others. One thing I can promise: This is going to be the greatest ‘In Memoriam’ in Oscar history,’ Kimmel said. ‘Kudos to God’s booker, because he or she really scored this year.’”
While he did not reveal how he’ll open the Oscars, he didn’t rule out a cameo appearance from Hillary Clinton.
The newest category for this year is Best Cryfest. Who will win? Martha Raddatz for getting choked up on camera when Hillary lost the presidential election or Granny herself?
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