Thursday, January 25, 2018

Blind Items Revealed #3

January 18, 2018

There has been a lot of talk behind the scenes whether or not to change the way awards are presented at this big movie self congratulating event. Producers of the telecast are worried there will be some kind of demonstration or protest during one presentation in particular, especially because everyone will know its coming. The producers would not mind at all if that presenter just begged off or called in sick or something to make it go away.

Casey Affleck presenting Best Actress Award at Academy Awards

37 comments:

filmfanb said...

So will this happen?

Kiki Jones said...

Hypocrite Hollywood.

spacecowboy78 said...

If he's gotta present, can't they at least move him to another category, like "Best Set Catering in a Foreign Animated Documentary"?

pwal said...

GAFB!!!!

If the Academy is so worried, just pull the plug on an Affleck appearance. It's not written in stone that previous year's winner have to present. In the year after Cotillard, DDL, Bardem and Swinton won their Oscars, they had so-called A-Listers give them out because the Academy wanted ratings and they were worried that the actual winners wouldn't pull in the viewers.

Or is the Academy scared of offending an American, but okay with dissing the foreign born winners?

They need to get it together in more ways than one.

Brayson87 said...

Wouldn't a Carrie pig's blood scene at the podium be awesome?

Normal. Yes indeed. said...

Who the fuck will be watching anyway. Each year the ratings are worse.

Doug said...

@spacecowboy78, Casey should present for a new category: Biggest Rapist, Molester, or Pedophile.

DDonna Tarttty said...

Matt Damon will be happy to step in for Casey!

luckythewondercat said...

That would be great! One of my favorite movies.

daria morgendorffer said...

Man, if Brie Larson was the nominated frontrunner for Best Actress this year and won again, I cannot imagine that Casey would stand up there and present the award, even if the Academy didn't pull him.

Jon said...

It's his right to present since he won last years best actor. Tradition...plus he hasn't been convicted of anything. Just rumours.

McJ 2051 said...

Wonder who will win best career implosion this year?

americanpanda said...

They won't just tell him to fuck off??

Kate said...

This comment made my day!

ladybugmo1 said...

I am betting they will let it happen. Any kind of protest or drama will just bring in higher ratings.

shakey said...

It isn't a "right" to present. If the Academy is serious about sexual harassment in the workplace, they would tell him to stay home. And if he had a modicum of decency he wouldn't need to be told. But, of course he doesn't.

Sal Salington said...

Someone had some advance word on today's decision, it seems.

cruzzer2 said...

Not happening. He bailed. He will not be presenting or even present.

Makeupbylizz said...

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/oscars-casey-affleck-wont-present-best-actress-award-1078422

Asshat is OUT!!

MontanaMarriott said...

The fact that he even got an award last year was an insult to all women everywhere. Funny how Hollywood had no qualms going after Nate Parker and yet turned a blind eye to Casey Affleck.

Remind me again how there's no such things as "White Privilege?!!?!"

Normal. Yes indeed. said...

What the fuck are you talking about. You think I hold the keys to the kingdom because I’m white? Bitch, please.

Just Paige said...

Happened! He backed out today Enty just gave us a wink it was coming today.

LooLooEasy said...

I wonder if Leo is going to present Actress again.

AKA said...

It's because Nate Parker gang raped and harassed a woman until she committed suicide!! Yes, Casey affleck is a total dick and his career will probably suffer for it but they are not the same.

AKA said...

It comes only second to the super bowl in terms of ad sales. So yes there will be plenty of people watching including myself. I don't give a fuck about any sporting event. If you're so against Hollywood why do you read this Hollywood site every day?

Normal. Yes indeed. said...

Your argument is a false equivalency.

TimC said...

what did he do? slap butt on the set?

hothotheat said...

Nate Parker was charged with rape. He was acquitted because he and his victim had had sex before. His friend that participated in the rape was found guilty. Affleck has been accused of sexual harrasment which is very different than rape. Go read the court transcript of what Parker said happened (but claimed it wasn't rape) and you get a different picture. There is no comparison between these two.

CJ said...

Wow, this publication tries to spin it Casey's way:

http://deadline.com/2018/01/casey-affleck-academy-awards-withdrawal-best-actress-me-too-movement-controversy-1202269196/

Shawn McGuire said...

They should have Oprah present it and quote her Globes speech.”Their time is up!”

FA said...

He's no fool. Figures Frances McDormand is going to win and knows damn well she's badass enough to try and beat him to death with the Oscar.

trufflepig said...

They might ask DiCaprio to present again, but I bet he's not keen on doing it. If he's smart (and I think he is), he'll keep a low profile until the dust has settled on this whole abuse scandal. Dude must be thanking his lucky stars he doesn't have to do any promo interviews at the moment.

Maybe Brie Larson is going to do it?

Andrew Simpson said...

Enty got it RIGHT! Best gossip website on the internet. Those Hollywood types MUST be quaking in their boots LOL! Casey Affleck is NOT going to be at the Oscars it would be TOO AWKWARD.

Andrew Simpson said...

It Is NOT just rumours why would an INNOCENT man PAY OFF TWO WOMEN for sexual harassment allegations. INNOCENT MEN DO NOT PAY! Casey Affleck did something wrong he KNOWS IT! And glad Affleck had enough sense to stay away from the Oscars. It is interesting how SOME PEOPLE making excuses for Affleck bad behaviour BECAUSE HE IS A WHITE MAN. Trust, and believe if Casey Affleck was an African American the same people would be asking for pitch forks and torches. The HYPOCRISY ON THIS MESSAGE BOARD IS ASTOUNDING.

Andrew Simpson said...

White privilege is also how WHITE MEN can do HORRIBLE THINGS yet the MAINSTREAM MEDIA CONTINUE to make excuses for their bad behaviour. Casey Affleck is a creep along with his older brother Ben Affleck. SOME women even make excuses for Casey Affleck because they find him attractive. Nate Parker did WRONG no one is disagreeing about that. But the HYPOCRISY and RACISM in Hollywood a white man can sexually harass TWO WOMEN pay them off yet still WIN AN OSCAR. And to top it off Armie Hammer was FORCED to apologize when he criticized Casey Affleck in the press.

Drake said...

I'm sure Casey Affleck is probably the tool we all believe him to be now.
However, innocent people pay ALL THE TIME. When someone makes an accusation or indicates their intention to sue you, you have to make a calculation.

There is a cost not only in legal fees but in reputation when something gets publicized in a trial. The larger the celebrity, the larger the lens on that trial and the larger that cost is, regardless of whether the accusations are true. So the question is whether the projected cost is greater than or less than the cost of paying them off.

In the case of Casey Affleck there's a scene in the actual movie which might have been completely staged or not and could function as evidence BOTH for plaintiff and defense. Even if he did nothing wrong, the outcome of any contested allegation there would be a toss up. Maybe worse because of his celebrity status.

Thus, even if he did nothing wrong, the optimal course for him was likely to pay the girls off.

I'm not saying he did or didn't do it. But I have to correct the record here on whether only guilty people pay. That's just false. Heck, in personal injury, most of the parties who do the paying (insurance companies) literally do not care at all what actually happened.

Do I think the system should be set up the way it is? No. Absolutely not.
Do I think Casey is guilty of at least harassment probably multiple times in his life. Of course. I mean come on.

But could he be innocent of the allegations and still have paid? Yes, actually.

Eff Yiew said...

White privilege doesn't exist. But keep beating that dead horse.

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