Richard Dreyfuss Defends Blackface And Says The Oscars’ New Diversity Standards Make Him Want To “Vomit”
Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss–also known as “Who?” to anyone born after the year 1993–had an interview with PBS where he revealed that he absolutely abhors diversity measures in Hollywood films, specifically the ones that the Oscars have put in place for a film to be nominated for Best Picture. During his tirade, he also defended blackface–but elegant, high-brow blackface, and laments, “Am I being told I will never have a chance to play a Black man?” And I mean… what else is there to say after that? Actually, I will say: he would make a horrible Black man–not believable at all.
If I had to catch public transportation in my formal suit to the Oscars, I think I would just stay home. Not Ed Begley Jr., though. He’s a beloved actor and a longtime member of The Academy. Another thing that’s dear to Ed is his environmental activism, which is why he chose to take Los Angeles public transportation to the ceremony with his daughter Hayden Carson Begley, who filmed the entire trek in a video that’s equal parts “Awww” with a little “Awww HELL no!” mixed in for good measure.
Just when we thought that nobody bothered watching Saturday Night Live anymore, Colin Farrell might’ve reinstated public interest with a sprinkle of shade towards the sketch show during the 2023 Academy Awards. Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel descended down from the stage for the part of the show where he puts a mic in the face of audience members to ask questions from “fans” (aka the Oscars writer’s room). After terrorizing activist and human embodiment of world peace Malala Yousafzai, Jimmy stepped up to Colin Farrell to ask a question on behalf of “Joey from Las Vegas,” saying, “Colin, I loved your performance in The Banshees of Inisherin, my question is, what were you saying in the movie?” Colin hit back with, “I’d like him to go on Youtube and check out SNL last night and he’ll have a good idea.”
I feel bad for whoever had the unfortunate placement of sitting behind Nigerian singer and nominee Tems at the Oscars because whenever she purchased her outfit, her first thought must have been, “Stretch your neck bitches!” I’m not sure if this was her first time at the ceremony, but I can guarantee you it will be her last time sitting anywhere close to the front since her IDGAF gown is now causing mixed reactions over on Twitter. And some people think her fashion choice was a good idea, while others believe she should have won the award for Best Vision Blocking Vestment.
For anyone hoping there would be a repeat of last year’s slap-happy Academy Awards ceremony, I’m sorry to disappoint you. It was just as stale as it’s always been for the past nine decades. Well, that’s what I’m assuming because I didn’t watch that mess. However, I wish I could have at least caught Jimmy Kimmel‘s opening monologue in real time because he skewered most of the people in that room like they were on the menu at Benihana. But it was what he had to say about Will Smith‘s infamous pimp slap to Chris Rock‘s face that ironically left a sting across Will‘s face as he watched from the comfort of his own home like the rest of y’all.
With all the talk of a bunch of Irish people getting recognition in this year’s Oscars, let’s not forget who the real star of Ireland actually is: Jenny the donkey! Jenny stole the show in the critically acclaimed The Banshees of Inisherin, which is up for nine Oscars tonight. She played Colin Farrell’s best friend in the film and won over everyone’s hearts. Now that Jenny is a bona fide STAH, has fame gone to this beast of burden’s head? Nope! Jenny is just enjoying the simple life in a secret location in the Irish midlands. If only other actors would take a page from Jenny’s book.