[Blind Gossip] Controversy always seems to follow The Oscars in one way or another.
One of this year’s controversies involved invitations going out to celebrities like Tony Hawk while ignoring actual actors who starred in nominated films.
Tony Hawk? While he has been the recipient of such prestigious honors as the 2008 Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Male Athlete, how is he related to the film industry? We don’t recall Sharknado 5 as exactly being Oscar material.
Clearly, Oscars telecast producers are so desperate for better ratings that they are bringing in celebrities with zero movie credentials.
Speaking of which, there was a rumor that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would present the award for Best Picture.
Well, Meghan Markle certainly is qualified to carry the briefcase of award envelopes. But presenting Best Picture? Come on. Best Picture is normally presented by an Oscar winner. Meghan Markle doesn’t even have a Kids’ Choice Award to her credit.
There was also a rumor that Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy would do a cameo.
At least he has been a movie star!
This sort of audience pandering is strictly for ratings. The downside is that those who actually performed in some of the Oscar-nominated films sometimes miss the cut.
Rachel Zegler, the star of Best Picture nominee West Side Story, publicly bemoaned her lack of an invitation. Yes, she was the lead of a movie nominated for Best Picture… but she didn’t even get invited to the ceremony!
Although the studio behind WSS was responsible for ticket allocation for their nominated film, it was embarrassing for both the studio and The Academy. To correct the misstep, Rachel Zegler was invited to both attend and present.
Good for her.
However, not everyone is feeling the love this awards season.
One male actor in particular is not just feeling left by the wayside. He is downright angry!
He is super pissed that he did not get a nomination.
The Oscars aren’t really about rewarding the best performance and not every actor gets nominated. Why is he so angry?
He said, “I carried that f*cking movie! If it wasn’t for me, it would have never gotten nominated!”
This was probably his best chance ever for an Oscar and he totally got screwed over because of political correctness.
Awww, poor baby!
He will never get over this, but he’ll still have to act all happy for the cameras because the movie is nominated.
It sounds like that will take a bit of acting.
We hear that Angry Actor has been making the rounds at pre-Oscar parties – and is behaving himself – so he is doing a good job of suppressing that anger in public so far.
Maybe he should have asked The Academy to let him present?
Nope. They would rather have Tony Hawk.
This year’s Academy Awards telecast will take place on Sunday March 27, 2022 at 5:00 PM PDT.
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[Optional] 1. Should Prince Harry and Megan Markle present? Will they?
2. Should President Volodymyr Zelenskyy do a cameo? Will he?
Timothee Chalamet for Dune…he’s been digging Zendaya saying she was only in it for 5 minutes.
Ansel elgort in west side story, was previously accused of inappropriate behavior so he was never getting a nomination.
I’d rather watch paint dry than Meghan Markle and prince Harry.
Jamie Dornan has a sense of humour and can laugh at himself, I doubt he would ever say something like that.
The clues, ” left to the wayside ” and ” poor baby ” point to Ansel from WSS.
The Oscars are god awful and have been for a long time now
Haven’t watched this popularity contest in years; have no desire to ever watch it again.
I was a film major….used to live and breath The Oscars….
However I stopped watching and following years ago…the films that were
overlooked was just painful…the people presenting and in the audience who had
no right to be there were a a turn-off…
And this year Harry & Meghan….disgusting…
The West Side Story guy
Jamie Dornan (Belfast)
This is pointing right at Bradley Cooper. The other lead actors in nominated movies are too young for this to be their best chance — Timothee C in Dune and Ansel Elgort in WSS — though I wouldn’t call it Bradley’s last chance. I think there are more great performances in his future.
I don’t understand the quote, Bradley “got screwed over bc of political correctness.” Does the speaker think Denzel, Javier and Will were nominated b/c they’re not white? Bradley, take the hint … come…
1) Why not
2) Sure-he is nothing but an actor and the made-for-tv phony war is nothing but Russia liberating Donbass from the neo-nazi occupation.
holy cr*p are you for real
ONLY OSCAR WINNERS should be allowed to present BEST PICTURE.
I totally agree
Angry Actor: Leo DiCaprio; Don’t Look Up
I think this is Jamie Dornan (Belfast). The bit about best chance to win makes me think this is someone who has been around for some time, but may not get nominated again. (That certainly rules out Bradley Cooper.)
kit e kat says
Could this be Sean Penn and “Licorice Pizza”? Though his recent grousings have hardly been quiet.
I remember when the Kardashians presented at the 2011 Critic’s Choice Awards. Lots of questions as to why they were there. Kris was already well on her way to making the family front page news.
Ansel Elgort, West Side Story. The “politically correct” comment tips it as him given his sex abuse accusations, and no one else seems to be a “politically incorrect” choice.
And, given that he was considered thr weak link in WSS, he’s delusional.
I’m gonna go with Bradley Cooper for Nightmare Alley.
No the * should be no where near the Oscars. The awards may not be what they uses to be but that aren’t THAT far gone yet!
I’m sure Zelensky has more important things to do than make a bunch of people in the West feel topical.
Ansol Eckhart? Probably spelled incorrectly!
1: maybe the Razzies for worst acting
2: He has far more pressing things to do!
Ansel Elgort –
Poor baby = he was in Baby Driver
Also, he’s been behaving Himself = he’s been in #metoo trouble recently.
Lindsay Iohan – older sister
The guy from West Side Story, the one from Baby driver, Anwar Something?
The Markles should go away, and Zielinski – I have no idea what he should do. Freaking RUSSIA is killing his people, so…I got nothing.
Just a guess but Leo and no Markel should not be there. Will never watch them again if she is
I feel like it’s BCoop, but I can’t figure out the political correctness angle…
Political Correctness because of his ties to Armie Hammer from “Call Me By Your Name”?
OH WAIT!! Duh!!
Ansel Elsgort for WSS!!
No idea who angry actor is. Harry & Megan should not present anything at the Oscars. Zelensky make a cameo appearance? I don’t think that’s a good idea nor is it appropriate.
Bradley Cooper? They say he should have gotten the nod for Licorice Pizza.
Please no MM and Harry. And I don’t think the Oscars are the right venue for Zelensky; seems too trite in comparison to what’s going on over there.
1. No and No
2. No and No
Angry Actor: Ansel Elgort?
[Optional] 1. Should Prince Harry and Megan Markle present? Will they? – no. They have no achievements. Not even netflix documentary to promote.
2. Should President Volodymyr Zelenskyy do a cameo? Will he? – he has a war in his country snd Amy Schumer is either not very smart or totally out of touch with reality.
Angry Actor: I’m sure this is wrong, but Bradley Cooper?
Optional: No and No
1) Those two nobodies? No!
2) No, I think he has more serous things to think about mid-war
It would be a gas if it were Tom Cruise, as it would be great to see him jumping up and down, throwing a giant public tantrum. But I am going to guess Ansel Elgort.
Optnl: Better that Harry & Meg present an award than spout out more BS about how the evil Royals abused them.
As for Zellenskyy, no, I don’t think it’s right for him to do a cameo, given his country’s situation, unless he gives a quick speech in support of his cause.