From a dress calling out female directors NOT nominated, to complaining about missing ‘vaginas,’ to oppressing cows, the Academy Awards were full to the brim with virtue signaling.
Despite the Academy Awards going forward with their night without a host, comedians Steve Martin and Chris Rock were still given an opportunity at the top of the evening to throw out some digs at the Oscars, including the lack of female artists nominated.
When talking about directors nominated at this year’s ceremony — all males — the two called out the show for its lack of recognition for females behind the camera.
“So many great directors nominated this year,” Rock said at one point. “I don’t know, Chris, I thought there was something missing from the list this year,” Martin replied.
Umm, wouldn’t that be TWO something missing’s?
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 10, 2020
All You Need Are Boobs and a Vagina To Earn Your Nomination?
The mainstream media paid plenty of attention to actress Natalie Portman who decided to call the Academy out for sexism by wearing a dress with the names of female directors ‘snubbed’ embroidered.
— Amy Kaufman (@AmyKinLA) February 10, 2020
Hey Brad Pitt, Did You Loved John Bolton in 2018?
Before even mentioning his kids, ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ star Brad Pitt gave a shout out to John Bolton. The actor ensured the ceremony got political in less than 20 minutes by saying the 45 seconds he was given to give his acceptance speech was “45 seconds more” than John Bolton was given to testify before the Senate.
Congratulations, Brad Pitt.
— Minh Ngo (@minhtngo) February 10, 2020
Climate deniers feel the wrath of ‘Frozen 2’
‘Frozen 2’ star Josh Gad took aim at “climate change deniers” while talking about his film on stage.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) February 10, 2020
Umm, Doesn’t AOC Want These Fart Machines Exterminated?
After winning the Academy Award for Best Actor for his work in ‘Joker,’ Joaquin Phoenix gave a rambling, almost incoherent speech that shamed people for drinking milk and even called out cancel culture.
Phoenix talked up art’s ability to give a “voice to the voiceless” before ranting about people “artificially inseminating” cows, and then stealing that milk and putting it in “our coffee and cereal.”
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) February 10, 2020