Leftist Al Sharpton To Attack Leftist Hollywood Over “Selma” Snub

Get your popcorn ready! Leftists are outraged by the Academy Award nominees

Yes. Yes it is

(Daily Caller) MSNBC host and civil rights activist Al Sharpton is calling for an emergency meeting of his eight-member diversity task force to discuss action against the Academy Awards after the movie “Selma” received only one Oscars nomination.

“The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets,” Sharpton said with usual flair in a statement released Thursday after the announcement of Oscar nominations.

Many, including Sharpton, were outraged that none of the actors in “Selma,” a movie about the 1965 Voting Rights Act, were nominated for the golden statues.

“The lack of diversity in today’s Oscar nominations is appalling and while it is good that Selma was nominated for ‘Best Picture,’ it’s ironic that they nominated a story about the racial shutout around voting while there is a racial shutout around the Oscar nominations,” Sharpton continued in his statement.

“I have called an emergency meeting early next week in Hollywood with the task force to discuss possible action around the Academy Awards.”

Interesting. Leftist Hollywood snubbed “Selma”. Of course, there were plenty of snubs, just. Like. Every. Year. There have been plenty of notorious snubs. Just because Selma was snubbed doesn’t mean it was racism, or, raaaaacism. Selma is very well reviewed, at least by Rotten Tomatoes. A movie being well liked by the audience is never a reason one gets an Academy Award nomination. Nor do the box office receipts influence a nomination.

Does Selma deserve any nominations? I don’t know, I did not see it. I have no intention of watching it. Not because it is about Blacks, but because it is a drama, and I rarely watch dramas, preferring science fiction and horror. I won’t go see Paddington Bear, either. I might watch American Sniper and Unbroken when they come out on DVD. I might not.

This does set up and interesting fight between Leftist Al Sharpton and his mafia extortion tactics (which would get others thrown in jail) vs. Leftist Hollywood.

PS: I just saw that I managed to cut out a paragraph noting that the movie had been nominated for Best Picture and Best Song. The cries of racism come from the failure to nominate any of the actors, nor the director, or for anything else.

And, for reference, Breitbart offers up 225 huge Oscar snubs, both people and movies.

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4 Responses to “Leftist Al Sharpton To Attack Leftist Hollywood Over “Selma” Snub”

  1. Hank_M says:

    Sit back and enjoy the show as leftists start eating each other, so to speak.

    Sharpton sees another shakedown opportunity
    ironically enough against the entertainment industry where conservatives dare not reveal themselves lest they be blackballed for their political beliefs.

    The entertainment industry has always provided cover and support for the race baiting charlatan and now he’s after them.

    Karma. Gotta love it.

  2. david7134 says:

    We have a bunch of movies made in my state and the more you get to know the Hollywood bunch, the more you find them to be racist as hell. Most are true bigots, just like Jeff and John.

    It is amusing that an award program to give recognition to true merit must have affirmative action.

  3. jl says:

    I like Rush’s take on it. Seeing as Hollywood is full of liberals, why don’t the white people who have already won several Oscars “redistribute” them to their black counter-parts who haven’t.

  4. Jeffery says:


    I like Rush’s take on it.

    We knew that you would.

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