“I was very moved and touched by the feedback of all the people that were disappointed that Wonder Woman wasn’t nominated,” Gal said. [BuzzFeed]
THE ACADEMY of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences still doesn’t get it and there’s no signs of change coming.
Great films that are box office smashes shouldn’t get crowded out because the decrepit (still mostly) white men voting can’t get their heads around a feminist masterpiece like Wonder Woman.
No one was shocked because the Academy always disappoints.
There still isn’t a Best Comedy category!
Maybe in Wonder Woman II, the fact that Kristen Wiig might be cast as Wonder Woman’s great villain, Cheetah, will inspire a change…
Fan favorite films actually inspire the Academy to ignore the efforts of the filmmakers behind the money makers. It’s counterintuitive, but the Academy thinks making money on a film means it’s not art… or something. Box office success seems to make great blockbusters unworthy.
It’s all so tiresome.
With the #TimesUp movement taking center stage at the Oscars tonight. You can bet some of the old boy network will be sweating. The ratings are expected to be down but the Academy only has their old man’s club to blame, not the women demanding equality in an industry still run by men.
Out of touch is too quaint a judgment for the Oscars.
I’ve been influenced by the movies my entire life. The film industry is one of our greatest exports.
It’s too bad the Academy cannot open their minds and welcome film favorites and box office blockbusters that have excited movie audiences over this past year.
Wonder Woman was a great film worthy of a category that honors the efforts of the actors and filmmakers.
Can’t wait for the coming war at the Academy over Black Panther.
More than 500 officers will be on hand, many of them working overtime, to ensure the safety of the 90th Academy Awards, along with firefighters, police helicopters and agents from the FBI. Private security guards from Security Industry Specialists will work the inside of the theater. “We have these concentric rings of security that start in the middle and radiate outward,” says LAPD Cmdr. Blake Chow, who is overseeing the operation. “We have a lot of officers in fixed posts and foot beats keeping an eye on the event.” [Variety]