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Review: Black people accepting Oscars

Personally, I can't act to save my life, so there are very good reasons why I should be prevented from playing the romantic lead in a charming Miramax feature. Nevertheless, it is horrible to endure Americans saying things like "Finally, black actors are getting some recognition", when the recognition they are talking about is Halle getting her baps out again for yet another treatise on US race relations, which are the only Hollywood films that black women are allowed to be in apart from when they're spouting psychobabble in nauseating "feelgood" family sagas, or adding ethnic texture in the background of a high school comedy.

It pained me to listen to Jamie Foxx (what is a foxx? is it like a sqqquirrel?) thank Sidney Poitier when accepting his Best Actor statuette. For what? Leave poor Sidney alone: he never asked for a Ray Charles biopic. Next year, I hope to see every white Oscar recipient invoke the great heritage of DW Griffith and Leni Riefenstahl, crying bittersweet tears as they recall the long lineage of white acting talent that went unrecognised, waiting tables in LA for years while a callous world stood by, and finally moving back to Ohio to teach grade school.

Black people accepting Oscars: A fun party game: name five black film directors, not including Spike Lee. 2 out of 10.

3 Comments:

At 7:43 pm, Blogger Rod said...

Here's a few:

1. F. Gary Gray (Be Cool, Italian Job, A Man Apart)
2. Paris Barclay (NYPD, Law & Order)
2. Mark Brown (Two Can Play That Game, The Salon)
3. Singleton ( 2 Fast, 2 Furious)
4. Hudlin Brothers
5. Kasi Lemmons (Eve's Bayou)
6. Robert Townsend

Cute comment in re DW and Leni. But why mention Riefenstahl? She was cleared at Nuremberg.

FYI, I'm black...and WGA. There are black writers and producers, too.

 
At 10:31 am, Anonymous eskimo said...

ffs. obviously they EXIST, otherwise it would be an IMPOSSIBLE party game, not a "fun party game".
yours,
a black person

 
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