My Nomination for “Best Actor” This Year

by Gramfan on February 4, 2015

in Gramfan (team member), video and film

It seems Al Sharpton is upset that no African-Americans have made the list for this year’s Academy Awards.

Sharpton is particularly incensed that the actors in the movie “Selma” didn’t make it to the “Best Actors” Category.

This is a bit over the top, considering that “Selma” got a nod for the best original song and movie, so you can see that it wasn’t totally ignored.

You can view the entire list of Oscar nominees here.

Nowadays I don’t watch the Oscars with the enthusiasm I had years ago. It is quite clear to me that they are entirely political with respect to the voting, and the culture wars. Consider both Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 911” and Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” Oscars, for example.

Even “Argo”, a 2012 winner, has political implications and themes. as does “The Monuments Men”.

Although “The Monuments Men” was never an Oscar contender, it was “based on a true story” and highlighted a very positive side of FDR and General Eisenhower, as indeed “Argo” highlighted a positive side of Jimmy Carter. (Yes, I know – hard to believe there ever was one!)

As far as I recall the FLOTUS even made an appearance at the awards when “Argo” won.

I have watched “Argo,” and also the documentary which was made about Tony Mendez, the CIA agent who rescued these people. Mendez had to get Carter’s approval for the mission. It was obviously granted. It is a bio-pic and we all know that poetic license is taken with each and every one of them.

It was somewhat amusing for me to see the left cheering on this win, when in actual fact, the story was not that dissimilar to what happened in Benghazi during Obama’s reign, with the efforts by his administration to totally discredit and hide any of the truth. The irony must have gone right over the top of Hollywood’s collective heads. But of course Ben Affleck is Hollywood’s sweetheart, and as far as movies go, I quite enjoyed it on that level.

Anyone who believes “based on a true story” really means it’s the truth should think again. Any of these movies should always be taken with a grain of salt. Do some further research if you are truly interested in the subject. I do this with any film I enjoy and it can be fun and enlightening, especially if “it is based on a true story,” as I have always been a student of history.

It should be noted that several bio-pics are up for awards this year.

For example, “American Sniper,” ”The Theory Of Everything,” and “The Imitation Game”. I am looking forward to seeing them all!

Last year, “Twelve Years A Slave” won. It won many awards, and was considered one of the best films of 2014 as most such lists have it at the top. It is also a bio-pic, and I have to admit I have not seen it as yet.

I am sure Mr Sharpton has seen it, but he seems to have forgotten about this achievement. He loves anything that will get him political mileage, publicity, and another chance to play the race card which is obviously his favorite card in a deck! Mr Sharpton should realize that Oscars, although political, are not given simply to show diversity. It demeans the whole institution.

Generally, the Oscars are supposed to be awarded for excellence, not skin color. Well…they seemed to be, once upon a long time ago. Of course we now know this isn’t the case.

As Kate Winslet once said, and I paraphrase: I did “The Reader” because doing a movie about the Holocaust usually gets you an Academy Award! She had a point back then, despite this utterly shallow remark regarding her choice of films to act in.

Consider “Schindler’s List” and “The Pianist”. Both Oscar winners. Both biopics.

Also consider that the former was directed by Steven Spielberg and the latter by Roman Polanski – another two Hollywood sweethearts. Both Jewish, and both possibly despised by Al Sharpton, who is a known anti-Semite. Crown Heights, anyone?

Besides, it seems that “Selma” is not that good a movie.

Considering the politics of the Academy, it will be interesting to see if Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” gets any awards. After all, Eastwood did a great job of mocking Obama during the last Republican Convention when he spoke to an empty chair. I always thought he should have had an empty suit on it also!

Apparently, “American Sniper” has done very well during its opening weekend. The success of that movie is making the left’s heads explode:

American Sniper Sniped: Why Hollywood Lefties Hate Eastwood’s Movie

Published on Jan 20, 2015 by PJ Media
“American Sniper,” the new Clint Eastwood film based on the real life story of Chris Kyle, has the Left jerking spasmodically in a puddle of their own vitriol. You see, Eastwood made a film where the American military man is a strong, masculine, good guy, not an ironic, sniffling, paste-bucket. In part one of this three-part Trifecta, Bill Whittle, Scott Ott and Stephen Green show why this is the worst thing that could happen to the left.

All that aside, I have another nomination for Best Actor.

This man appears not only on film and on television, but also on the world stage. And Al Sharpton will be dazzled! You can’t beat that! Of course Al will have to continue to overlook the fact that this actor is half white.

My nomination is Barack Hussein Obama for playing the role of American President, Keeper of the Constitution, Protector of the American People and Leader of the Free World.

He has done that so well, hasn’t he?   Sarc off!!!

Barack Obama grimacing

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