Oscar Goes Fully Woke

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Oscar Goes Fully Woke

By Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor

Oscar went fully woke Sunday night, giving all its major awards to two LGBT movies, EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE, which won seven major awards, and THE WHALE, which won Best Actor for Brendan Fraser, who plays an extremely overweight, homosexual glutton trying to reconcile with his daughter.

Michelle Yeoh of EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE won Best Actress for her role as a mother trying to reconcile with her lesbian daughter.

THE WHALE stereotypically blames Christians for the homosexual character’s struggle with obesity.

In accepting the award for Best Director, Co-Director Daniel Scheinert of EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE made it a point to endorse “drag queens,” saying there’s “nothing” wrong with it.

Of course, Scheinert misses the point about the current controversy surrounding “drag queens” in society. Most parents and other people aren’t complaining about drag queens per se. They’re complaining that some people want to expose young children to adult drag queens, including drag queen strippers and other drag queen performers who dress in provocative clothes in front of children, many times while dancing suggestively.

Aside from these winners and Scheinert’s comment, the awards ceremony remained relatively free of politically correct, leftist commentary. Most of the winners made it a point to thank their parents and/or spouses and children.

One person did, however, falsely state that the movie THE WOMAN KING was based on a true story. THE WOMAN KING, which is about a black female warrior in the 1800s in the African kingdom of Dahomey, falsely depicts the kingdom’s female warriors and its male king as people who fought against European slavery. In reality, Dahomey was one of the biggest supporters of the international slave trade, and the king often sent his female warriors out to kidnap other Africans, use them as slaves, sell them to slave traders and even sacrifice them to their religious deities. Several African leaders, including the king of Dahomey, accumulated lots of wealth from the international slave trade, which Great Britain eventually ended by force, at the cost of losing many British sailors.

Except for two technical awards, the voters in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ignored the two biggest blockbusters nominated for awards, TOP GUN:  MAVERICK and AVATAR:  THE WAY OF WATER.

Viewers seemed moved, however, by most of the winning speeches from the stage. Also, Lady Gaga and Rihana gave moving performances of the nominated songs from TOP GUN:  MAVERICK and BLACK PANTHER:  WAKANDA FOREVER, respectively, “Hold My Hand” and “Lift Me Up.”

The crowd was really excited, however, by the exuberant, crowd-pleasing dance and singing performance of the winning song, “Naatu Naatu,” from the political Bollywood movie, RRR.

Winning composer M. M. Keeravani joked that he grew up listening to The Carpenters and launched into a brief rendition of Karen Carpenter’s beautiful, haunting version of “Top of the World,” with new lyrics about RRR.

In another funny moment, Director Elizabeth Banks of COCAINE BEAR showed up with a man in a bear costume to present the Best Visual Effects award. As the costumed figure clowned around, Banks said that this is how cheesy the bear in her movie would have looked like if it were not for special effects.

Meanwhile, Guillermo Del Toro’s PINOCCHIO won Best Animated Movie, and ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT snagged Best Foreign Language movie.