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Are the Globes, SAG Awards and Oscars still Racist…or just Sexist?

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  • Amanda Spears
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    It appears Hollywood has forgiven Mel Gibson for his past misdeeds and their are many: racial, religious, and sexist. Casey Affleck appears to be a strong front-runner for Best Actor and Hollywood seems to be ignoring his alleged past Sexual Harassment. But Nate Parker’s career has possibly flatlined after his past sexual assault charges (he was found innocent) and what happened next.

    So why in a year with so many diverse performances are two potential nominees pasts being forgiven? Is it racism–they are both caucasian or is it just sexism?

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    Philip
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    Ugh. Why?

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    leothescorpio
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    SAG is pretty progressive. The Globes are sexist – no female led drama picture nominee? And they had options. AMPAS are racist and sexist.

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    Philip
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    SAG is pretty progressive. The Globes are sexist – no female led drama picture nominee? And they had options. AMPAS are racist and sexist.

    The Globes nominated 3 films with female leads in Comedy or Musical.

    The only film that was snubbed in drama would be Arrival.

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    Moviebuff22
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    Casey Affleck is going to win because he has the best performance of the year. Mel Gibson is going to be nominated because he directed a great movie. Nate Parker isn’t getting nominated because his movie was a bomb and his performance wasn’t that great.

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    Alex Meyer
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    Gibson probably won’t be embraced by the Academy. I think the Academy will nominate Hacksaw Ridge in other categories, but not Best Director. That’ll be a sign to him that he needs to repeat the success of Hacksaw Ridge before he’ll be truly forgiven. I suspect Casey Affleck is being unscathed because no other women have come forward now, and the women who accused him in the past haven’t spoken out again. In Nate Parker’s case, I think his problem is the fact that his accuser committed suicide, and the consensus is that he really didn’t do a good job defending himself in interviews while promoting The Birth Of A Nation, which, to Parker’s own admission, deliberately created some historical inaccuracies, including ones involving rape, to make the film more dramatic. Combine that with the history of the accusations and the trial, and you put Academy members in a very tough spot of separating the art from the artist. Plus, if you look at critics’ reviews, without taking Nate Parker’s personal life into consideration, many of them, while liking the film, didn’t necessarily praise it on the same level as say 12 Years A Slave.

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    AviChristiaans
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    It’s neither.

    Nate Parker threw himself under the bus. His attitude towards rape and assault, and his perception of rape/assault is what people can’t forgive. He might have been found innocent, yet in his mind someone doing that to another is acceptable.
    That’s why he never apologised and never will . And that is not acceptable.

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    Philip
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    ^^^^^^
    BINGO! We have a winner.

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    Riley
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    I vote both racist and sexist for the Oscars.

    Nominating forty white performances is pretty bad. Say what you will about the competition or the roles available or what other groups nominated, but at the end of the day, they nominated forty white people and zero others.

    The sexism manifests in more creative ways, be it in all of the nominated films that fail the Bechdel test or how they snubbed Kathryn Bigelow or how they do not nominate men-supporting-women or how they welcome back sex offenders.

    The Globes are not racist. They engage in none of that liberal-guilt nonsense where they nominate Selma (or Roots on the television side) in the top category and nowhere else above the line.

    Casey Affleck is going to win because he has the best performance of the year.

    The Oscars must be so pleasing to you every year.

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    They’re more sexist than racist just like the country.

    We still don’t have a Best Picture winner with a female lead since “Million Dollar Baby.” But we really don’t have a Best Picture winner with just a female lead since “Driving Miss Daisy.”

    The reason they awarded Kathryn Bigelow Best Director is because The Hurt Locker is just the type of film the Academy loves. It celebrates patriotism and men… Look what they did to her in the much better film “Zero Dark Thirty.”

    Nate Parker’s film a Birth of a Nation is a good film but not a great film. I feel like that film is not in contention right now because it didn’t live up to the hype it built at Sundance and of course the controversy wasn’t helpful either.

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    SAG is pretty progressive. The Globes are sexist – no female led drama picture nominee? And they had options. AMPAS are racist and sexist.

    The Globes nominated 3 films with female leads in Comedy or Musical. The only film that was snubbed in drama would be Arrival.

    In other words the HFPA see women as jokes, and men as the ones to take seriously.

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    Philip
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    Jumping to conclusions much? Haha.

    Black Swan, The Help, Zero Dark Thirty, Gravity, Philomena, Carol, Mad Max, Room all nominated for best picture drama.

    That’s just this decade alone. Shall I continue?

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    Karl Vincent
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    That’s why they need to change everything. Voters etc…

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    GusCruz
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    Why are the “official” Goldderby people suddenly suffocating us with new threads based on topics we have already discussed to exhaustion? I seriously CAN’T EVEN with the false equivalency between Nate Parker and Mel Gibson and Casey Affleck.

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