I didn’t watch the Oscar Luvvie-fest.
The only passing interest is to find a decent film to “borrow”. I had already seen or didn’t want to see all the nominations so I could skip all the endless predictable cringeworthy speeches. However the bash inevitably featured on the news the following evening.
I could have predicted that winners would be chosen not for talent but because there had to be a “politically inclusive” bunch of winners. The only surprise was Anthony Hopkins winning over some black bloke who’s dead. I would have thought that black and dead were dead certs [pun intended?] but for once, talent won out.
Naturally there was a huge fuss over some “woman of colour” who won something and it was a first and a great day for the entire world. No doubt children of future generations will be taught about this earth shattering event? But surely the very act of describing her as a “woman of colour” was discriminatory? They didn’t describe anyone else as being a “person of non-colour” so they are deliberately segregating her race? If I were her I would scream blue murder over that. It’s racist and discriminatory.
There are apocryphal tales of what people do with their Oscars trophies. The general consensus seems to be that they make great door stops. Now coincidentally I needed something to prop open a door here, but I don’t have an Oscar. What I do have is an “award” I received many years ago on completing 25 years service in RTE. It’s bronze and really fucking heavy and is ideal as a doorstop. It works brilliantly.
Any twat can win an Oscar but it takes incredible courage and fortitude to last 25 years in RTE.
I’m quite proud of it, when it isn’t holding the bathroom door open.