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Al Sharpton calls ‘emergency meeting’ over Hollywood’s all-white Oscar list

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posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 01:00 PM
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originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: Hoosierdaddy71

Its made me wonder...since the Blacks have BET and countless other predominantly Black organizations, why don't they have Black Movie awards for Blacks in movies predominantly directed at the Black community?


They do have those awards... they just aren't really covered by mainstream press.




posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 01:01 PM
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a reply to: Edumakated

Well, someone needs to tell Al Sharpton about that.



posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 01:07 PM
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originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: Hoosierdaddy71

Its made me wonder...since the Blacks have BET and countless other predominantly Black organizations, why don't they have Black Movie awards for Blacks in movies predominantly directed at the Black community?


When you automatically alienate 88% of the population based on race then your organization or enterprise is doomed from the start.....they have tried this and it has never garnered ratings or really done much at all for their community except alienate them even more from the rest of the population and making them more disenfranchised that all other races are not supporting it. You can't alienate someone so blatantly as to call it a "Black" company, then expect support from outside the black community....irony at it's best really.



posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 01:09 PM
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a reply to: Edumakated

ooh, i forgot about will smith!




sharpton can't be serious. americans of every racial background, love black actors, black actresses, black musicians, etc. hollywood knows this!

and i agree with the poster up there who said morgan freeman's shawshank redemption role was fantastically fantastic, superbly superb and incredibly incredible.



posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 01:11 PM
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a reply to: Missmissie173

oh i haven't seen that eddie movie yet! thanks for the heads up.
and 100% agree about morgan freeman.



posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 01:14 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

All I can say is the US must look like a very, very strange place to the rest of the world.



posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 01:17 PM
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What a load of bs. I'm sure "Selma" doesn't have an all white cast.



posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 01:22 PM
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...and the Al Sharpton Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Mock Outrage goes to....
Al Sharpton, AGAIN!


What a jackass.
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posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 01:25 PM
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I nominate Al Sharpton for Best Professional B.S. artist of 2014.



He wins "Hands UP Down !!!!!



posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

I'd nominate a movie about the Tawana Brawley story... but somehow I suspect that Reverend Al wouldn't appreciate that crowning moment in his life memorialized on the silver screen.



posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 01:34 PM
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a reply to: retiredTxn


From what I understand The Academy Awards are based on the person's talent...not their race.



posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 01:37 PM
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originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: Hoosierdaddy71

Its made me wonder...since the Blacks have BET and countless other predominantly Black organizations, why don't they have Black Movie awards for Blacks in movies predominantly directed at the Black community?


BET is owned by an old white guy.



posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 01:44 PM
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originally posted by: TheArrow

originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: Hoosierdaddy71

Its made me wonder...since the Blacks have BET and countless other predominantly Black organizations, why don't they have Black Movie awards for Blacks in movies predominantly directed at the Black community?


BET is owned by an old white guy.


wait for it...


wait for it....

oh, how is mr. soros?

hehehehe. /sneaks out of thread



posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 01:48 PM
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originally posted by: howmuch4another
Isn't the president of the Academy black?

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The current president is Cheryl Boone Isaacs.


The motion picture academy has seen only two other women in the top post since then: writer-producer Fay Kanin in 1979 and now film executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who has also become the organization's first black president.


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posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 02:02 PM
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originally posted by: MrLimpet

originally posted by: howmuch4another
Isn't the president of the Academy black?

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Yes. The current president is Cheryl Boone Isaacs.


The motion picture academy has seen only two other women in the top post since then: writer-producer Fay Kanin in 1979 and now film executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who has also become the organization's first black president.


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ooh congrats to her.
i'd like to hear her take on mr. sharpton's concerns.



posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 02:08 PM
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a reply to: retiredTxn

Thanks retiredTxn.

I think genre has an awful lot to do with the success of a movie these days. I have no wish to sit in a movie theatre and become depressed by a film, therefore I tend to concentrate any movie going I indulge in, on action flicks, crime dramas, comic book conversions, sci-fi, fantasy and the like.

Al Sharpton might think that deep, historical, political, agenda driven movies are the bees knees, and want to see people recogised for acting in them, but the only difference between he and I, is that he thinks his opinion is worth holding "emergency meetings" over!

I therefore, hereby call an "emergency meeting" to discuss the horrific state of affairs that is the fact that each of the actors who has played an Avenger, or played any member of the crew of the starship Enterprise, has not been automatically handed an Oscar.



posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 02:16 PM
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a reply to: Hoosierdaddy71

My thoughts exactly. We're becoming so obsessed with race that we'll include a "token" person of color just to appease. Forget integrity, keeping in line with political correctness is on the agenda today.



posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 02:18 PM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

agreed! i vote leonard nimoy for every award ever given for a film in the history of films, for his ongoing role of mr. spock. oh and brent spiner, for his role as data.
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posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 02:22 PM
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originally posted by: undo

originally posted by: MrLimpet

originally posted by: howmuch4another
Isn't the president of the Academy black?

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Yes. The current president is Cheryl Boone Isaacs.


The motion picture academy has seen only two other women in the top post since then: writer-producer Fay Kanin in 1979 and now film executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who has also become the organization's first black president.


source


ooh congrats to her.
i'd like to hear her take on mr. sharpton's concerns.


Not sure if this is in regards to Sharptons comments, but I believe it is from an interview after the comments were made public.

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"Not at all. Not at all," she told Vulture this morning, after reading the nominations out loud with Chris Pine. "The good news is that the wealth of talent is there, and it's being discussed, and it's helpful so much for talent — whether in front of the camera or behind the camera — to have this recognition, to have this period of time where there is a lot of publicity, a lot of chitter-chatter."



posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 02:24 PM
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a reply to: undo

Of course, I agree entirely.

However, I am fantastically biased, because those are two of my favourite characters in the history of film and television!



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