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Michael Caine tells black actors to ‘be patient’ and wait for Oscar nominations

24 Jan

Exactly!

Sir Michael Caine said black actors should not be nominated just to add diversity as he weighed in on the Oscars race row.

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He said: “There’s loads of black actors. In the end you can’t vote for an actor because he’s black. You can’t say ‘I’m going to vote for him, he’s not very good, but he’s black, I’ll vote for him’.”

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He continued: “You have to give a good performance and I’m sure people have. I saw Idris Elba (in Beasts Of No Nation)… I thought he was wonderful.”

Or, make a movie about a gay black transsexual disabled Muslim slave woman, and it’ll be a shoe-in! 😉

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11 responses to “Michael Caine tells black actors to ‘be patient’ and wait for Oscar nominations

  1. Jacob

    January 25, 2016 at 3:39 am

    “make a movie about a gay black transsexual disabled Muslim slave woman, and it’ll be a shoe-in”

    They did. It’s called the Malala Yousafzai Nobel Peace Prize. Well, brown. And probably not gay. Or transsexual. Or a slave. Not really disabled either. But you get the idea.

     
  2. Cecil Henry

    January 25, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Two options:

    1. Have an Oscar for best black actors. Best White Actors.

    2. Have an ‘Oscar of White actors’. The blacks already have, without any conscience of the hypocrisy, a BET among other black awards.

    The problem is the ‘diversity’ always means chasing down the last White person. NO more.

     
  3. Will S.

    January 25, 2016 at 9:52 am

    @ Jacob: 🙂

    @ CH: Indeed.

     
  4. feeriker

    January 25, 2016 at 10:45 am

    ” I saw Idris Elba (in Beasts Of No Nation)… I thought he was wonderful.”

    But was it an Oscar-worthy performance? Would a white actor in the same film, in the same role, be considered for an Oscar (no need to answer that)?

    Cecil’s suggestion just might be the only viable solution, since race is obviously the most important consideration here, at least in the minds of the key players in this drama. The implicit assunption seems to be one or both of the following: 1) the Academy Awards committee is stacked with racists who would rather be burned alive than confer an Oscar upon a black actor, or 2) black actors are less talented than white actors and thus can’t compete for Oscars.

    Both assunptions are easily proven nonsense, of course, but since nonsense is what Whorelywood has long specialized in, we can expect nothing else.

     
  5. Will S.

    January 25, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Exactly.

    The Federalist had a hilarious and IMO fairly accurate take:

    http://thefederalist.com/2016/01/18/the-accidentally-racist-oscars/

     
  6. Mark Citadel

    January 26, 2016 at 9:19 am

    New level of societal virtue-signaling almost reached. Oscars for being black. Come on, guys, we’re almost there. Just need a push from the Jewish Hollywood producers, and we can show those mega-PC whites in Hollywood that all their pandering was worth nothing, because if you’re white, you’re automatically racist.

    Sorry Mr. DeCaprio, your award is being redistributed to Will Smith’s son, and doesn’t he look just precious in that dress and lipstick.

     
    • Will S.

      January 26, 2016 at 9:23 am

      It is amusing to watch prog in-fighting. 🙂

       
  7. P.B.

    January 29, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Good for Caine. By the way, if you say Michael Caine’s name in his accent it’s “my cocaine.”

     
  8. Will S.

    January 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    🙂

    Agree, nice to see a high-profile, much admired actor buck the trend. Of course, he IS a Brit, rather than an American, so he can get away with that more easily…

     

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