Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Oscars Recruit Kevin Hart, The Weeknd, Whoopi Goldberg to Present

Kevin Hart takes part in SiriusXM's "Town Hall" with Kevin Hart, Ice Cube and Olivia Munn at the SiriusXM Studios on January 13, 2016 in New York City.
Kevin Hart takes part in SiriusXM’s “Town Hall” with Kevin Hart, Ice Cube and Olivia Munn at the SiriusXM Studios on January 13, 2016 in New York City.

*The Oscars managed to find five people of color (so far) to present during its Feb. 28 ceremony.

Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Hart, Benicio del Toro, The Weeknd and Pharrell Williams were among the first presenters announced today.

Tina Fey, Ryan Gosling, Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Charlize Theron and Jacob Tremblay were also revealed as presenters for the 88th annual ceremony.

“Each of these artists brings a wonderfully distinctive element to the Oscars stage,” the show’s producer David Hill and Reginald Hudlin said in making the announcement. “Together they represent the many thrilling ways stories can be shared about the human experience, and we’re honored they will be part of the celebration.”

Because of the lack of non-white nominees in the acting categories and the resulting #OscarsSoWhite controversy, there have been some calls for a boycott of the Chris Rock-hosted ceremony. But Goldberg, an Oscar winner and past host, has said on “The View” that while she was upset about the nominees’ lack of diversity, she didn’t support a boycott, especially with Rock hosting.

“Boycotting doesn’t work, and it’s also a slap in the face to Chris Rock,” she said. “I find that also wrong. So I’m not going to boycott, but I’m going to continue to bitch, as I have, all year round, because I’m tired of seeing movies where no one is represented except a bit of the population.”

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I exPECTed Whoopi’s “daily coonin” ass, to happily dive in, to save massa! But now…regarding the other two??….WTF does “The Weekend” have to do with….”film”??? (other than the day’s most people “see” films!!) ??? And lastly, pertaining to Kev?, …he was prolly strong armed/threatened into doing the shyt, dodging a potential career attack/lack of backing/promoting his future shyt, which is ALways how YT moves/navigates/cheats/leverages/….controls! Now…some may say/think/feel that Kev should’ve just flatly turned it down?, but…judging by his character & track record thus far?, “I” don’t think he wants or WANTED to do this but…”the culture of H-town” forced his hand. And if you are ‘on a good role, successful & aint “done” being so??, you & a whole lotta other peeps, would continue to do so if all it took was “this” sort of commitment. Now…”I” hope he does the whole shyt “straight faced” & out of his usual jovial character!!, which would DEFinitely be a sign of my for-mentioned theory. ? But anyway the wind blows….We should ALL know Our people, see how they have been before “this” incident & also KNOW…NONE OF “Us” “like” saaaaavin massa! (That is, other than those in the “Whoopi” camp!”.Hashtag….The Saving Sambos, Shoeshiners Of America or….The Tea Fetchers. Uuuuuuh….take your pick! (DTM!) One.

  2. Uhh…The Oscars are not THAT serious! To my bottom line anyway. I didnt see one of those nominated movies, just like every other year! My choice is NOT to watch the Oscars, Chris Rock or not. And I will not support $ those movies!

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