The focus on this year’s Oscars was said to be diversity and women. In other words, a hatred of men and a focus on race.
On the latter point, Hollywood didn’t want to relive the “Oscars so white!” scenario from a few years ago. Yet in another stroke of irony Hollywood accomplished “Oscars so white!” in glorious fashion.
The Oscars shifted Best Actor to the final award of the night. The move prompted many to assume they were accommodating Chadwick Boseman posthumously, and he would win the Oscar “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”
If “woke” has taught anything, it’s that the worst story wins the award, regardless of talent. As one article put the scenario:
It made sense. It would have been a touching way to end the show, and to pay tribute to a beloved star who died last year of cancer.
Instead, talent won over “woke”, and the award went to Anthony Hopkins.
Again, another win for meritocracy.
Let’s continue our lesson for Hollywood by supporting our counter-culture answer.