Every actor who is nominated for an Oscar, has been nominated for an Oscar, has won an Oscar or has touched an Oscar at least once is probably going to be asked about the boycott. Everyone and their weed man is going to be asked about it. Mark Ruffalo, who is nominated this year for Spotlight, said at first that he hasn’t decided if he’s joining the boycott, but last night he tweeted that he’s going to the Oscars in support of the victims of Catholic priest abuse. Oscar winner Laura Jeanne Poon seemed to go the “err, I’m just going to let my publicist write a statement for me” route by saying in a post on Facebook that she’s disappointed that some of 2015’s best films were overlooked and she hopes to see more diversity in the Academy voting membership. But English actress Charlotte Rampling didn’t go that route… unless Paula Deen is her publicist.
Charlotte has been in the acting game for decades and she just got her first Oscar nomination for her performance in 45 Years. Charlotte, who lives in Paris, did an interview with French Radio network Europe 1 this morning and she spilled out her thoughts about the all-white acting nominations and the Oscar boycott. CharChar thinks the boycott is reverse racism. The Guardian, who translated the interview from French, posted these dingles that came out of Charlotte’s mouth:
“It is racist to whites. One can never really know, but perhaps the black actors did not deserve to make the final list.”
The interviewer asked Charlotte about whether or not the Academy should introduce “quotas” into the nominations and she said that everyone is pretty much accepted nowadays.
“Why classify people? These days everyone is more or less accepted … People will always say: ‘Him, he’s less handsome’; ‘Him, he’s too black’; ‘He is too white’ … someone will always be saying ‘You are too’ [this or that] … But do we have to take from this that there should be lots of minorities everywhere?”
And when the interviewer said that many black members of Hollywood and the movie industry feel like they don’t have as many opportunities, she spit this out:
But really, thanks to her words she probably just won herself that Oscar!
Michael Caine also said that you can’t just vote for an actor because he’s black, you have to vote for the best. But then he went on to say that Idris Elba should’ve been nominated for Beasts Of No Nation. Michael Caine said that it took him years to get his first nomination and so actors of color should just “be patient.” It’ll happen, so says Michael Caine.
We’ve all heard the same argument that Charlotte Rampling and Michael Caine made, which is that the Oscars honors the BEST and the most deserving performances of the year. It’s based on merit! That is a load of bitch, please. Take a look at this year’s nominees and try to tell my ass those were the greatest performances of the year. Has the Oscars ever been about the best? It’s a popularity contest and that is why the most popular actress at Movie Star High, Jennifer Lawrence, has so many nominations. If the Oscars were really about the best Showgirls would’ve swept the awards in 1996 and won every category. No, that’s not just my opinion. That’s FACT!