Oscar Snubs & Such

I thought I’d take this opportunity to throw in my suggestions as to who got snubbed, who should’ve been added, or those that should have been in place of.

Best Picture

Baywatch

The Emoji Movie

Fifty Shades Darker

The Mummy

Transformers: The Last Knight

9/11

Naked

The House

Best Actress

Katherine Heigl – Unforgettable

Dakota Johnson – Fifty Shades Darker

Jennifer Lawrence – Mother!

Tyler Perry – Boo 2: A Madea Halloween

Emma Watson – The Circle

 

Best Actor

Tom Cruise – The Mummy

Johnny Depp – Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Jamie Dornan – Fifty Shades Darker

Zac Efron – Baywatch

Mark Wahlberg – Daddy’s Home 2

Marlon Wayans – Naked

Best Supporting Actress

Kim Basinger – Fifty Shades Darker

Sofia Boutella – The Mummy

Laura Haddock – Transformers: The Last Knight

Goldie Hawn – Snatched

Susan Sarandon – A Bad Moms Christmas

Best Supporting Actor

Javier Bardem – Mother!

Russell Crowe – The Mummy

Josh Duhamel – Transformers: The Last Knight

Mel Gibson – Daddy’s Home 2

Anthony Hopkins – Collide

Best Director

Darren Aronofsky – Mother!

Michael Bay – Transformers: The Last Knight

James Foley – Fifty Shades Darker

Alex Kurtzman – The Mummy

Anthony Leonidis – The Emoji Movie

Best Screenplay

Baywatch

Mother!

The Emoji Movie

Fifty Shades Darker

The Mummy

Transformers: The Last Knight

If you truly believe that I think any of the above were snubbed, welcome to the comedy part of the blog.

So it’s that time of the year again when Hollywood celebrates as the rest of the world berates.

In all that’s going on in the world, we, the collective we, take this time, this short period of time that not that long ago we were hugging, kissing, wishing well upon our fellow man, to eviscerate anything and everything Hollywood.

For those that are gonna complain that not enough people of color or not enough people of various genders or nationalities aren’t represented in my list, be thankful. Or for the shear fact that Tyler Perry is on my list under Best Actress playing Madea…please leave the blog. Obviously you are humor-less.

Upon quickly making this list I will note:

…that Dakota made more money than her counterpart, Jamie. But, I guess we’ll just say that her agent negotiated better.

…Tom, please call me regarding your next horror/thriller. I have script that is actually original and I assure you the studio won’t show all the spoilers in the trailer.

…The Emoji Movie was just ahead of its time before Apple did its latest iPhone X upgrade.

…funny how Charlie Sheen gets a pass.

…Tyler and Marlon seem to be doing just fine making their own projects.

…I finally found a movie that I despise more that Tree of Life. Thank you, Mr. Aronofsky.

…Lawrence made more than Bardem, do you think she and Dakota share the same agent?

…I wonder if Russell regrets passing on playing Odin but accepting playing Henry?

…I think that the next Michael Bay movie should be in black & white.

With all the grandstanding, bitching and complaining from various organizations and groups, from all sides, can’t we all just toss all the demographic marketing bulls*t aside?

Can’t we just say that we will not test market this movie and just put it out.

Can’t we just tell agents and managers that everyone will be paid the same and only the back end will be negotiated, and if your client doesn’t want to participate then it really isn’t about the equality, it isn’t about the craft, the art, your faith in the project…it’s about something else.

Every writer starts off with a blank page. I write what I know, what I don’t know, and what the voices in my head tell me.

Being a white guy on the downside of fifty I’m sure that you’d assume that my stories are rather blind. I would disagree, but you may be right. The scripts I write do not describe nationality, and I tend to give an age range and I write for both genders. I like to think that what I do is the rule not the exception.

I think that if we have more stories…inundate Hollywood, agents, managers with stories, unique, mythological, or handed down from generation to generation and perhaps each of these get produced at a fraction of what’s being produced now, and let them be shown, let unknown writers voices be heard, let actors, actresses of all shapes and colors and sizes, actors and actress that actually represent people, people who can relate to what they see, or get a different viewpoint, and when they decide to ask someone out to the movies rather than Netflix & chill, that they know that they’re gonna see something, not just some watered down, test marketed, studio under contract with X, CGI’d to death comic book over budgeted cornucopia of visual special effects that resembles a moving Jackson Pollock painting that your brain doesn’t know where to focus bulls*t…but of stories that have meaning, that have truth, that make you feel…something.

I mean really, how f*cking hard is it to have a script, a budget, get talented people involved who know that everyone is on the same playing field, and that everyone will benefit.

If you tell me it’s more complicated than that, I say then that you’re part of the problem because all the movies listed above went through the Hollywood machine and they still produced crap.

So, logic would dictate that if what you’re doing isn’t working, you need to try something different. Otherwise…

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