Best Picture: 12 Years A Slave

Who knew! All those liberal Jews that dominate Hollywood are… racists! From the Daily Mail (hat tip: AmRen). The generous helping of hyperbole in the article is hilarious:

The 2014 Hollywood Diversity Report released this week examines the gender and race of actors, directors and writers of film and television.

It reveals an industry that is still dominated by white men, with women and minorities dramatically underrepresented both on and off screen.

‘The report paints a picture of an industry that is woefully out of touch with an emerging America, an America that’s becoming more diverse by the day,’ said Dr Darnell Hunt, lead author of the study and director of Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA.

The study found that minorities and women were leads, directors, writers and creators in films and television programs far less often than would be expected given they make up more than 36 percent and slightly more than 50 percent of the overall U.S. population respectively.

Dr Hunt said this startling under-representation should be cause for alarm.

I cracked up at this paragraph:

The study, which is believed to be the largest and most comprehensive look at diversity in the entertainment industry, examined 172 films released in 2011 – the top 200 grossing movies, excluding the 28 foreign films in that mix – and 1061 television shows from the 2011-2012 season from broadcast and cable networks, including dramas, comedies, and reality television, but excluding sport.

I wonder why they decided to exclude sports?… [/sarcasm]

How do I know 12 Years A Slave (will this ‘antebellum porn’ thing ever end?..) will win Oscar’s Best Picture?

The study also found that the likelihood of winning an Oscar falls to zero if a cast is made up of more than 30 percent minority actors.

Dr Hunt said this was not because minorities and women did not produce and star in exceptional productions, but that the academies who decide on award-winners were dominated by white men.

‘You have an academy that is overwhelmingly white and male and older making decisions about what is excellent, they’re probably going to look down on other types of production, they’re probably not going to recognise the stories of minorities as excellent,’ he said.

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