Last Year’s Best Supporting Actress Oscar Winner Allison Janney Will Not Present At This Year’s Ceremony
I hope you’ve been keeping track of all the losses this year’s Academy Awards have taken but just in case you’ve forgotten; No host. Confusion with the song nominees. And now, according to one of last year’s winners, Allison Janney, she has not been asked to present the Best Supporting Actor Oscar and she’s disappointed about it. Just cancel this shit and go back to bed, Academy.
Nothing really surprises me anymore about this year’s Oscars, however I know that those Monday morning memes are going to be LIT! W Magazine reports that an Instagram page dedicated to Allison’s fashion sense began discussing what she would be wearing during the ceremony while presenting an award. That’s when special guest star Allison Janney herself chimed in on the conversation through the comments section and broke everyone’s hearts by informing them “Nah bitch, that’s not even happening anymore”
While the Oscars have not made it official that they aren’t inviting past winners to present, Janney seemingly confirmed the move when she revealed on Instagram that she wouldn’t be presenting. The actress, who won Best Supporting Actress for I, Tonya, shared the news while commenting on the fan account @allisonjanneystyle. As some of her fans were sharing their predictions for what Janney would wear to this year’s show when she was presumed to be presenting, she replied in the comments, “It’s looking like they are not going to honor the tradition this year. It breaks my heart,” before later deleting it.
Tradition goes that the winner of Best Actress presents Best Actor, the winner of Best Actor presents Best Actress, etc… etc…
Can we even call this shit the Oscars anymore? Because it’s starting to feel like a public access television awards show held in the parking lot of Denny’s. There’s no pomp or circumstance. Everything feels rushed like a minute steak thrown on moldy bread, yet it’s being served on silver platters. Gourmet deliciousness for some but it ain’t for everybody. Fear not though because some of your favorite stars will still be in attendance. As of now award presenters include Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jennifer Lopez, Whoopi Goldberg, Maya Rudolph, Daniel Craig, Tessa Thompson, Chris Evans Brie Larson, Charlize Theron and two of the stars from my new favorite movie Crazy Rich Asians Constance Wu and Awkwafina.
Some think that Allison wasn’t invited because the Academy is trying to bring in viewers with bigger stars. Someone needs to direct the producers of the Oscars to the “clue” section of a CVS pharmacy because they need to get one. While in the clue section, they’ll also see a note that reads: Allison Janney is an A-list star, you dumbfucks!