Thursday, January 25, 2007

Rock on

You know what's great about the Academy Award nominations this year?

Five black actors were nominated, and it's not a story.

That's fantastic. It was just a few years ago that it was groundbreaking about Halle and Denzel, and now 5 isn't a headline.

Effin' rock on.

Now we just have to get there with the non-ingenues. This year, it's big news that three women over 50 are nominated. And in a few years...

6 comments:

Chris Soth said...

Well, it wasn't a story till YOU BROKE IT, genius...

...but you're right of course.

Jeremy Jed Hammel said...

Can you really have a story about something NOT being a story? Isn't that some sort of dox, para, meta, boon, one of those?

Kid Sis said...

I think I'd go with meta...but remember, I'm a post-modern feminst. My very existence is meant to confuse and perplex y'all.

MIM said...

Did you check the SAGs last night?

Chandra Wilson oif Grey's Anatmony won for Best Female Actor in a Drama and said in her speech words to the effect of, thank you for "awarding someone with this skin, this nose, this height, and these arms," noting her less-than-Linda Hamilton-level muscle tone.

CC and I were cheering out loud at that point.

MIM

David Press said...
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David Press said...

man i smell shenanigans: sports bureaus can't seem to shut up that there are two black coaches in the Super Bowl and yet there isn't a peep about black actors. I guess it just isn't newsworthy.