Academy Award discrimination

CtC

Mar 2019
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Maybe they can can have a black democrat debate, a woman democrat debate, and a homosexual democrat debate. merit isn't the virtue anymore..only inclusion.
It usta be TALENT that mattered. Sadly lacking nowadays.
 
Jul 2014
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Don't know. Depends on what's going on. I think Erivo has a solid chance, now. So does Obama. Heh heh, I may watch just to come here and rub that one in if he does win.
I don't watch the "I Love Me Party" known as the Academy Awards.

All the highlites and lowlites will be on TV the next day, anyway...
 
Jul 2014
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Maybe they can can have a black democrat debate, a woman democrat debate, and a homosexual democrat debate. merit isn't the virtue anymore..only inclusion.
The way I understand it, you don't need a color TV to watch the debates tonight.

Just a bunch of (mostly) old white people gonna be talking...
 

The Man

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Jul 2011
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Bull. Like I said. All Special effects. Not one bit of talent. Not one of these fools could act on STAGE.
Well, we agree there.

This, btw, IMHO, is one thing actually SUPERIOR in Russian cinema/acting industry to Hollywood.

Theater is MUCH more important over there.

Pretty much every prominent movie star over there is still assigned to a an actual theater, where they continue working, even at the peak of their film career.

Vladimir Mashkov, for example, who has won many awards for his countless roles over there

and has even actually done stuff for Hollywood too, for example, he worked with Tom Cruise in a Mission Impossible movie, played a Russian FSB agent:

And yet he continues to perform at the Tabakov Theater in Moscow
In fact, he became the theater's artistic director, last year, also, after it's iconic old maestro, and namesake, Oleg Tabakov, died. Mashkov was there all his life, he studied there to become an actor in first place.

That's the way it is there, among Russian actors and actresses. You start, as a teenager, at an acting academy at a theater you are assigned to. And are attached that theater till you pass on to the afterlife. You remain involved with it all your career, you help your theater, when it needs you; you go on periodic countrywide tours with it (which gives even poorest peasants in some small town in Siberia where they have no movie theater or internet, the chance to see their nation's great stars). And when you are ageing and in twilight of your acting career, you once more return to your old theater, to teach and mentor the next generation of young actors and actresses...

If you become famous and legendary enough, after you die, maybe they will rename your theater in your honor...

Actually a very good approach, in my opinion. Different culture over there, of course, Russians still have a lot more traditional respect for their theater, plays and such are always very well attended there...
 
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