The Academy Elects A New President. No Prizes For Guessing His First Order Of Business
The ghost of #OscarsSoWhite still haunts the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), and their newly-elected president has vowed to pick up where his predecessor — the SJW demagogue Cheryl Boone Isaacs — left off in the quest to cleanse the Academy of its original white sin.
Though actress Laura Dern would have made history by becoming the second actress in 76 years to hold the title President, the organization’s Board of Governors opted for veteran cinematographer John Bailey, whose most accomplished work consists of Groundhog Day and As Good As It Gets.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Bailey promised that the diversity initiatives put in place by Boone Isaacs during the #OscarsSoWhite controversy of 2016 will remain in effect. He made absolutely sure people knew he loved diversity before diversity became diversity, and woke before woke was woke.
Cheryl Boone Isaacs was very vocal about the need to diversify the academy’s membership. Do you intend to be equally forthright in continuing the academy’s A2020 initiative?
I’m very committed to it. Clearly the academy is too. Diversity has always been important to me in my career. I could give you chapter and verse in how long I’ve been hiring minorities and women on my camera crews and grip and electrical. This is crucial!
I’ve been involved in the concept of diversity before it ever became a buzzword. I’ve been involved where it really counts, which is not writing memos or talking about it, but actually working with people on the set. It’s bred in my bones.
Hopefully his statement meets the SJW enthusiasm meter enough to keep him up from the gallows.
The infamous #OscarsSoWhite controversy — a better term is false flag — erupted in 2016 when SJW trolls took AMPAS to the woodshed for having no “actors of color” in their list of nominees.
Quick to cave into their demands was then-president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who swiftly pushed an overhaul of the Academy membership guidelines to weed out old white men. Quartz profiled the change:
The Academy’s board of governors approved a plan to recruit new members while retiring the voting rights of those who hadn’t been active in the industry for 10 years, with certain exceptions, the New Yorker reported. That kicked off a sweeping review of the Academy’s then roughly 6,000 members. Anyone who had been nominated for an Oscar or worked in the business for more than three decades was safe. Others had to prove their relevance — or be shifted to “emeritus status.”
One year later, the worst film to win Best Picture in recent history by nearly all objective standards of measurement for cinema, Moonlight — a movie where two gay black teens give each other handjobs on a Florida beach — took home the gold statue. This was only after presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway read the wrong envelope, an epic fail of incompetence that some SJWs saw as “white privilege.”