As predicted here earlier, for the most transparent of sociological reasons, and as Ellen Degeneres herself said in her opening monologue:
Option #1: 12 Years A Slave wins Best Picture.
Option #2: You’re all racists.
- Best Actor goes to a guy playing someone dying of AIDS.
- Best Supporting Actor goes to a guy playing a transgendered person (the cause celebre of the moment), presumably also dying of AIDS.
- Best Supporting Actress goes to a black chick from Kenya (she’s actually of dual Kenyan and Mexican citizenship… bingo!), playing a slave in an ‘antebellum porn’ film.
“More Non-Americans Than Americans Won Oscars Last Night” clamors Slate.
This shit is so predictable.
Cate Blanchett was the only one to escape with an award given for her actual, objective performance, devoid of cultural politics.