The 89th Academy Awards will be celebrated on Sunday. Even though all these ceremonies are full of surprises, one thing is sure; it will be full of protests and politics against President Donald Trump’s measures regarding immigration.
Hollywood has proven to be very liberal and anti-trump, and tomorrow will be the best occasion to show it. Some Trump supporters have even called to prevent the ceremony to be broadcasted. The show is set to start at 8:30 p.m. EST on ABC and the red carpet coverage would start earlier.
“We will not tolerate chaos and ineptitude and war-mongering,” said Jodie Foster at the rally over immigration that was organized by the United Talent Agency, instead of having its usual Oscar Party.
Trump’s supporters are trying to boycott the Ceremony broadcast
Things are going to get political at the 89th Academy Awards Ceremony, which is going to be celebrated at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and aired at 8:30 pm on ABC. On Friday.
Six directors of the foreign films nominated released a joint statement condemning the climate of fanaticism and nationalism in the U.S, that is present in a substantial part of the population, and leading politicians especially promote that.
The signees included Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, whose film “The Salesman” might win him the second Oscar. He said that he is not attending the ceremony as a protest for the proposed travel ban from seven Muslim-majority states, including Iran. Farhadi posted a video thanking Hollywood community for their support and saying that Trump’s policies promote hate.
As well, some will mention at the ceremony what has been news this weekend about a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer that has been banned from entering the U.S by immigration authorities. He worked on the short documentary nominee “The White Helmets,” which tells the story of the Syrian Civil War.
Some Trump supporters are asking to boycott the ceremony broadcast because they think some acceptance speeches will be like the one given by Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes. After her remarks, Mr. Trump referred to Mrs. Streep as an “overrated” actress. The Academy of Motion Pictures on Friday added Streep, who is also a nominee, to its presenters.
An actor of color is nominee in each category for the first time
The ceremony has also been criticized for being too white for the past two years, as it had only white people as nominees in the main categories. Many celebrities even started boycotting the Academy Awards on 2016, which led to the “OscarsSoWhite” hashtag.
This year there are several Afro-American candidates including Barry Jenkin’s coming-of-age tale “Moonlight,” Denzel Washington’s August Wilson adaptation “Fences” and Theodore Melfi’s space-race drama “Hidden Figures.”
The host for today’s special evening will be Jimmy Kimmel, who will have to balance the politics in the ceremony.
Source: The Washington Post