Be sure to stop by for our Oscar open thread on Sunday Posted by Deborah Lipp on February 20, 2015 at 4:30 pm Awards, Lippsisters.com Feb 202015 As you know, I’m an addict. I’ll be here with blog open and bells on. Or something. 8 Responses to “Be sure to stop by for our Oscar open thread on Sunday” Susan F. says: February 20, 2015 at 4:59 pm Smoochie, my dog and I will be here! Is this the first Oscars with out Joan Rivers? ruthie says: February 21, 2015 at 11:55 pm Well, there were Oscar ceremonies before Joan went into the fashion business; but she didn’t do the red carpet for the last few years before she died. Sure will miss her recaps on Fashion Police, even if the vagina jokes got a little tiresome. tilden katz says: February 21, 2015 at 5:31 pm First time in 36 years I won’t watch the Oscars. Sitting it out. Shameful situation. Shame. Susan F. says: February 21, 2015 at 8:27 pm Is the shame because of the Sony Picture/ North Korea blackmail issue or your faves did not get nominated? What part of this year’s Oscars bothers you? I usually mute the tube when I am annoyed but still want to see the candid photo opps of the tinsel town crowd. Hollywood is a spectators sport. ruthie says: February 21, 2015 at 11:58 pm Tilden, are you objecting to the lack of diversity in the nominees? In my opinion, awards shows (already rather meaningless) would be cheapened even further by instituting a quota system. tilden katz says: February 22, 2015 at 3:48 pm Quotas are an immense insult to minorities. The larger malady is that there so few roles in studio films available. It was revealed that the Academy is comprised of 94% of a particular race, and a plurality of 77% on gender. In 2015. 2015. The shock is, that this is not shocking. 4% of studio films are directed by women. This does not look like anything like the country I grew up (this one). The fact that my dumb ass took so long to take umbrage at these long known facts, reflects poorly on me. Makes me look like a stooge to the never-ending scandal of the moment, news cycle. I don’t care to passively participate in this ceremony that is radically, stubbornly, emphatically different than me/my views. It is the 100th anniversary of Birth of a Nation. The composition of an Academy, had it existed then, would sadly not be too different from today’s. Deborah Lipp says: February 22, 2015 at 6:05 pm I respect your position. As a feminist, I have to set aside politics to enjoy virtually any movie. ruthie says: February 22, 2015 at 6:29 pm Fair enough. Downton Abbey is on tonight instead. Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.