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Wokest Oscars ever! Chadwick Boseman fans slam Oscars after he loses out to Anthony Hopkins for best actor as Regina King hails Derek Chauvin verdict and winner Mia Neal dedicates her speech to black trans women

 Film fans have blasted this year's Oscars ceremony as the 'wokest ever' after a string of virtue-signalling speeches by stars - before Anthony Hopkins was attacked for winning the best actor award above Chadwick Boseman. 

Award host Regina King had kicked off the night by hailing the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, director Travon Free showed off a jacket emblazoned with the named of black people killed by police on the red carpet and Mia Neal then spoke about 'breaking the glass ceiling' for trans and minority ethnic people in her acceptance speech for best hair and makeup. 

One Twitter user commented: 'It was the wokest most diverse Oscars ever! Imagine that...'


Another added: 'The contest to insert the wokest statements into acceptance speeches only serves the speaker. Would a planned segment have had more impact?'

After years of criticism over racial diversity, Chloe Zhao then become the first Asian woman and only the second woman ever to win best director for Nomadland, British actor Daniel Kaluuya won best supporting actor for Judas and the Black Messiah, and 73-year-old South Korean Youn Yuh-jung won best supporting actress for Minari. 

Many then figured that the night would end with a posthumous award for Boseman, after the 'best actor' category was switched to last in the billing instead of the traditional 'best picture'.  

But instead the award went to Hopkins, who broke the record for oldest best actor winner at 83 for his portrayal of a man with dementia in The Father - causing fury among viewers who declared he had 'stolen' it.  

'Chadwick Boseman was robbed,' one furious viewer tweeted, before another added: 'The Oscars have proven once again that they have no idea what they’re doing.' 

But others were quick to defend Hopkins - who honored Boseman in his video acceptance speech - saying he had delivered 'the single best performance of his entire career.' 

'Please watch THE FATHER!' film writer Chris Schleicher tweeted. 'Anthony Hopkins does career-best work. One of my fave films of the year.'

Boseman - who died of colon cancer aged just 43 last August - was widely tipped to win a posthumous award for his role in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Sunday night's Oscars - widely condemned as the most boring in history - ended with further upset after Anthony Hopkins beat Chadwick Boseman to win Best Actor. Hopkins is pictured in The Father

Sunday night's Oscars - widely condemned as the most boring in history - ended with further upset after Anthony Hopkins beat Chadwick Boseman to win Best Actor 


Actress Regina King kicked off the night at the Los Angeles' Union Station by celebrating Derek Chauvin's conviction for murdering George Floyd during her opening monologue

Actress Regina King kicked off the night at the Los Angeles' Union Station by celebrating Derek Chauvin's conviction for murdering George Floyd during her opening monologue

Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal, and Jamika Wilson spoke about identity politics as they accepted the award for Oscar for Best Hair and Makeup

Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal, and Jamika Wilson spoke about identity politics as they accepted the award for Oscar for Best Hair and Makeup

Director Travon Free turned his Oscars acceptance speech into a condemnation of police killings during the 93rd Academy Awards on Sunday night. Earlier, as he walked the red carpet, Free also made a political statement, showing off the inside of his jacket which was emblazoned with the names of black people killed by police, including Philando Castile, Tamir Rice, Rayshard Brooks and Daunte Wright

Director Travon Free turned his Oscars acceptance speech into a condemnation of police killings during the 93rd Academy Awards on Sunday night. Earlier, as he walked the red carpet, Free also made a political statement, showing off the inside of his jacket which was emblazoned with the names of black people killed by police, including Philando Castile, Tamir Rice, Rayshard Brooks and Daunte Wright

The 35-year-old (left) won Best Live Action Short along with co-director Martin Desmond Roe (right) for their drama Two Distant Strangers

The 35-year-old (left) won Best Live Action Short along with co-director Martin Desmond Roe (right) for their drama Two Distant Strangers

King set the tone at Los Angeles' Union Station - which was used as a venue instead of the usual Dolby Theater to allow for social distancing - by speaking about the Derek Chauvin verdict. 

The 50-year-old said: 'It has been quite a year, and we are still smack dab in the middle of it. We are mourning the loss of so many.

'And I have to be honest, if things had gone differently this past week in Minneapolis, I may have traded in my heels for marching boots.'

The Best Actor category was the last award of the night, and Hopkin's win caused upset on social media. Boseman is pictured in four of his different film roles

The Best Actor category was the last award of the night, and Hopkin's win caused upset on social media. Boseman is pictured in four of his different film roles

The audience of just 170 people were vocal in their support for her, as she continued: 'Now, I know that a lot of you people at home want to reach for your remote when you feel like Hollywood is preaching to you. But as a mother of a black son, I know the fear that so many live with, and no amount of fame or fortune changes. That okay?' 

Last Monday, a Minneapolis jury found Chauvin guilty of second-degree manslaughter, third-degree murder and second-degree unintentional murder over the May 2020 death of unarmed black man, George Floyd. 

Meanwhile, Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal, and Jamika Wilson also spoke about identity politics as they accepted the award for Oscar for Best Hair and Makeup.  

Neal and Wilson are the first two black women to win the award, with Neal speaking out about breaking barriers as she took to the podium.   

'I want to say thank you to our ancestors who put the work in. Who were denied but never gave up. And I also stand here, as we break this glass ceiling with so much excitement for the future,' she stated to cheers from the crowd. 

'Because I can picture black trans women standing up here, Asian and Latina sisters, and indigenous women. And it won't be unusual or groundbreaking one day, it will just be normal'. 

Director Travon Free turned his Oscars acceptance speech into a condemnation of police killings.  


Regina King struts her stuff at Union Station in Los Angeles following the Oscars ceremony, wearing a Louis Vuitton gown sewn with 62,000 sequins, 3,900 crystals

Regina King struts her stuff at Union Station in Los Angeles following the Oscars ceremony, wearing a Louis Vuitton gown sewn with 62,000 sequins, 3,900 crystals

Angela Bassett stuns in a red, floor-length Alberta Ferretti gown, topped by puffed-out sleeves and a trailing cape in the shape of a giant bow

Angela Bassett stuns in a red, floor-length Alberta Ferretti gown, topped by puffed-out sleeves and a trailing cape in the shape of a giant bow

Yuh-Jung Youn, winner of best supporting actress for Minari, Daniel Kaluuya, winner of best supporting actor for Judas and the Black Messiah, and Frances McDormand, winner of best actress for Nomadland, laugh outside the Oscars press room

Yuh-Jung Youn, winner of best supporting actress for Minari, Daniel Kaluuya, winner of best supporting actor for Judas and the Black Messiah, and Frances McDormand, winner of best actress for Nomadland, laugh outside the Oscars press room

Yuh-Jung Youn poses alongside her best supporting actress Oscar as the award is engraved for her

Yuh-Jung Youn poses alongside her best supporting actress Oscar as the award is engraved for her

Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed (center), who won the best documentary Oscar for My Octopus Teacher, posed with their award following the ceremony on Sunday night

Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed (center), who won the best documentary Oscar for My Octopus Teacher, posed with their award following the ceremony on Sunday night

Actor Daniel Kaluuya, who won best supporting actor for Judas and the Black Messiah, poses alongside musicians Dernst Emile II, H.E.R., and Tiara Thomas who won the Oscar for best original song which featured in the film

Actor Daniel Kaluuya, who won best supporting actor for Judas and the Black Messiah, poses alongside musicians Dernst Emile II, H.E.R., and Tiara Thomas who won the Oscar for best original song which featured in the film

Stars of the film Minari, including Oscar winner Youn Yuh-jung, relax after the award ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday

Stars of the film Minari, including Oscar winner Youn Yuh-jung, relax after the award ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday

Stars wait to have their Oscars engraved following Sunday night's ceremony at Union Station in Los Angeles

Stars wait to have their Oscars engraved following Sunday night's ceremony at Union Station in Los Angeles

The 35-year-old won Best Live Action Short along with co-director Martin Desmond Roe for their drama Two Distant Strangers - a 29 minute movie that examines the deaths of black Americans during encounters with police.

'Today, the police will kill three people,' Free stated as he took to the stage to accept his award. 'Tomorrow, the police will kill three people. And the day after that, the police will kill three people. Because on average, the police in America every day kill three people. Which amounts to about 1,000 people a year. '

He continued: 'Those people happen to be disproportionately black people. I just ask that you please not be indifferent. Please don't be indifferent to our pain.


Earlier, as he walked the red carpet, Free also made a political statement, showing off the inside of his jacket which was emblazoned with the names of black people killed by police, including Philando Castile, Tamir Rice, Rayshard Brooks and Daunte Wright. 

Even the winner of the Best Actor gong at the awards show - widely condemned as the most boring in history - caused upset.

The night ended when acting legend Anthony Hopkins beat the late great Chadwick Boseman.  

Hopkins, 83, won the coveted gong for his role in The Father, becoming the oldest person ever to win an acting Oscar.

Sunday's gong is the second Academy Award for the British icon, who first won 29 years ago for his role as Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of The Lambs.  

Hopkins has since been nominated a five further times, but he was not expected to take home this year's award. Boseman - who died of colon cancer aged just 43 last August - was widely tipped to win a posthumous award for his role in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. 

The Academy Awards usually ends with the Best Picture award being announced, but this year it was decided that Best Actor would be the last award of the night. 

Many speculated that was because Boseman would be announced as the winner, and the awards show would end with a tribute to his illustrious career. 

When that did not happen, Hopkin's win caused upset on social media. Dozens blasted that it was 'the worst TV ending since Game of Thrones'.  

To make matters worse, Hopkins skipped the awards ceremony - which was held in Los Angeles' Union Station - and did not deliver an acceptance speech. 

'What are they winning awards for tonight at the Oscars?' one viewer blasted afterwards.

'Didn’t know movies were still being made because Hollywood is not essential. Now they are woke political mouthpieces. I had no clue anyone made movies the past year. They can clap for themselves. No one is watching.'

'Who got the Oscar for most woke oppressed millionaire? Or is that coming up,' another added.

Elsewhere, indie film Nomadland scooped three awards, including Best Picture. 

The movie only made $2.5 million at the box office and is the lowest-grossing Best Picture winner in Academy Award history.  

However, its two other wins also helped make Oscars history. 

 Chloe Zhao won Best Director for her work on the film, becoming the first woman of color and the second woman ever to win the coveted award. 

Meanwhile, Frances McDormand won Best Actress for Nomadland, picking up her third Best Actress Oscar. 

She is only the fourth woman to have won three or more Academy Awards for acting, joining Katharine Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman and Meryl Streep in that illustrious category.   


Nomadland scooped three awards, including Best Picture. The movie only made $2.5 million at the box office and is the lowest-grossing Best Picture winner in Academy Award history

McDormand, 63, howled as Nomadland won Best Picture. The cry - which mimicked a wolf - was a meaningful tribute to Michael Wolf Snyder, the film's sound mixer, who tragically died by suicide last month at the age of 35

McDormand, 63, howled as Nomadland won Best Picture. The cry - which mimicked a wolf - was a meaningful tribute to Michael Wolf Snyder, the film's sound mixer, who tragically died by suicide last month at the age of 35 

Chloe Zhao won Best Director for her work on Nomadland, becoming the first woman of color and the second woman ever to win the coveted award

Chloe Zhao won Best Director for her work on Nomadland, becoming the first woman of color and the second woman ever to win the coveted award

The Academy Awards has celebrated its 'most diverse' ceremony in its 93 year history
Daniel Kaluuya became the sixth ever black man to win Best Supporting Actor after he scooped the Oscar for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah

The Academy Awards has celebrated its 'most diverse' ceremony in its 93 year history. Youn Yuh-jung  (left) became the first Korean national to win Best Supporting Actress. Daniel Kaluuya (right) became the sixth ever black man to win Best Supporting Actor after he scooped the Oscar for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah


Mia Neal, Sergio Lopez-Rivera, and Jamika Wilson, winners of the Makeup and Hairstyling award for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom share a moment of emotion backstage at the Oscars

Mia Neal, Sergio Lopez-Rivera, and Jamika Wilson, winners of the Makeup and Hairstyling award for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom share a moment of emotion backstage at the Oscars

Angela Bassett, who was helping to host the 93rd Academy Awards, and best supporting actor winner Daniel Kaluuya, shake hands as they speak at his table during the ceremony

Angela Bassett, who was helping to host the 93rd Academy Awards, and best supporting actor winner Daniel Kaluuya, shake hands as they speak at his table during the ceremony

Vanessa Kirby, who was nominated for best actress in Pieces of a Woman, and Amanda Seyfried, who was nominated for best supporting actress in Mank, speak following the awards ceremony

Vanessa Kirby, who was nominated for best actress in Pieces of a Woman, and Amanda Seyfried, who was nominated for best supporting actress in Mank, speak following the awards ceremony

Tiara Thomas, Dernst Emile II, and H.E.R. pose backstage with the Oscar for best original song which they won for Fight For You which featured in Judas and the Black Messiah

Tiara Thomas, Dernst Emile II, and H.E.R. pose backstage with the Oscar for best original song which they won for Fight For You which featured in Judas and the Black Messiah

Reese Witherspoon poses backstage during the Oscars ceremony at Union Station in Los Angeles on Sunday night

Reese Witherspoon poses backstage during the Oscars ceremony at Union Station in Los Angeles on Sunday night

Pete Docter and Dana Murray pose backstage with the Oscar for Animated Feature Film, which went to Pixar's Soul

Pete Docter and Dana Murray pose backstage with the Oscar for Animated Feature Film, which went to Pixar's Soul

Martin Desmond Roe and Travon Free backstage with Oscar for Live Action Short for Two Distant Strangers

Martin Desmond Roe and Travon Free backstage with Oscar for Live Action Short for Two Distant Strangers


McDormand, 63, howled as Nomadland won Best Picture. The cry - which mimicked a wolf - was a meaningful tribute to Michael Wolf Snyder, the film's sound mixer, who tragically died by suicide last month at the age of 35.

Meanwhile, the 93rd Academy Awards still managed to be the 'most diverse' in history, with a number of winners who were BIPOC (black indigenous and people of color). 

In addition to Zhao becoming the first woman of color to win Best Director, Youn Yuh-jung became the first Korean national to win Best Supporting Actress for her role in Minari. 

Daniel Kaluuya became the sixth ever black man to win Best Supporting Actor after he scooped the Oscar for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah.

It is also the first time two female directors have ever been nominated in the Best Director category, with Zhao (Nomadland) and Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) both receiving nods. Only five women have ever been nominated in the category before. 

Regina King (right) presents British director Emerald Fennell (left) with the Oscar for Original Screenplay for Promising Young Woman at the 93rd Academy Awards on Sunday night

Regina King (right) presents British director Emerald Fennell (left) with the Oscar for Original Screenplay for Promising Young Woman at the 93rd Academy Awards on Sunday night

Joaquin Phoenix presents the Oscar for Actor in a Leading Role at Union Station in Los Angeles on Sunday

Joaquin Phoenix presents the Oscar for Actor in a Leading Role at Union Station in Los Angeles on Sunday

Guests take their socially-distanced seats as masked staff wander between tables at the 93rd Academy Awards on Sunday

Elton John and Dua Lipa perform during an Oscars watch party hosted by his AIDS foundation on Sunday

Elton John and Dua Lipa perform during an Oscars watch party hosted by his AIDS foundation on Sunday

Patrons dine while watching the broadcast of the 93rd Academy Awards at The Milky Way restaurant in LA

Patrons dine while watching the broadcast of the 93rd Academy Awards at The Milky Way restaurant in LA

Harrison Ford presents the Oscar for film editing, watched by patrons of The Milky Way restaurant in Los Angeles during an Oscars watch party on Sunday

Harrison Ford presents the Oscar for film editing, watched by patrons of The Milky Way restaurant in Los Angeles during an Oscars watch party on Sunday

Colman Domingo is pictured arriving at Union Station in the run-up to the Oscars ceremony on Sunday

Colman Domingo is pictured arriving at Union Station in the run-up to the Oscars ceremony on Sunday

The ceremony was hosted in Union Station - which continued to operate throughout the show - in the hopes it would allow guests to socially distance and avoid the awards turning into a super spreader event

The ceremony was hosted in Union Station - which continued to operate throughout the show - in the hopes it would allow guests to socially distance and avoid the awards turning into a super spreader event


2 comments:

  1. The movie industry has turned into a skidmark on AOC's face panties. So repugnant. They booted the homeless from the site of the ceremony and then posted cops to guard the "famous" so they could bitch about cops. I saw in one story that the first bit of virtue signalling was spouted by a woman whose claim to fame was a role in Legally Blonde 2. Give me the Hollywood of Orson Welles and John Huston anytime.

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  2. First time ever, I completely did not know the oscars were happening. Did people attend? Watch?

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