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The glitz! The glamor! The swag! The Oscars! How did it all go down in John Wayne’s day? We’re happy to share this piece written by Michael W. for John Wayne Enterprises, originally posted March 3, 2016.

John Wayne and The Oscars

By Michael W. (Dakota Surfer)

The 88th Academy Awards ceremony was held on February 28th, 2016, but what do John Wayne and the Oscars have in common? That’s an easy one; they both got their big start in 1929.

Although the Duke had some minor parts as an extra in 1926, his first credited film was in 1929: Words and Music (Musical Comedy). That was the same year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) held their very first Academy Awards ceremony at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on May 16, 1929. Louis B. Mayer created the ceremony and the Academy President was Douglas Fairbanks. Wings won the very first Outstanding Picture (now known as Best Picture) award. Only 12 Oscars were presented and 270 people were in attendance. The first Oscars consisted of a private dining affair. It cost five dollars to attend and the ceremony only lasted 15 minutes – notably different from the ceremonies of today which last nearly three hours and include not only award presentations, but has become a huge production.

For me, the most touching part of the ceremony is the Memoriam where members of the Academy and film industry remember lives lost over the previous 12 months. We lost some great ones this last year including an actress known by John Wayne fans worldwide, Maureen O’Hara*. John Wayne fans remember all the great films she was in with the Duke: from Rio Grande to Big Jake and who can forget everyone’s favorite, The Quiet Man. We also lost another familiar face to the John Wayne films, Gregg Palmer (not mentioned in the Memoriam). Palmer worked with John Wayne in several films from The Comancheros to The Shootist.

Of his nearly 170 films, John Wayne received three Oscar nominations during his 50 years in the film industry. Many of his fans could name a dozen films they felt Duke should have received an Oscar including: Red River, The Quiet Man, The Searchers and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. John Wayne received the following nominations:

Best Actor (Sands of Iwo Jima) 1949

Best Picture (The Alamo) 1960

Best Actor (True Grit) 1969

Duke won an Oscar for his part in the film “True Grit” where he portrayed the rough and tough one-eyed U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn. When Barbra Streisand presented the award for Best Actor, the 6’4’ actor walked up to accept the award and the first thing he told everyone was:

“WOW, if I’d have known that I’d have put that patch on thirty-five years earlier.”

The crowd burst out in laughter and applause. Duke had finally won the award he so richly deserved for many years. Despite winning one Oscar in his lifetime, fans worldwide continue to watch his films every day of the year. He has left his legacy for us to enjoy for years to come.

*Maureen O’Hara passed away on October 24, 2015 at age 95.

Article originally posted March 3, 2016, re-posted courtesy of John Wayne Enterprises.

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Pirated movies could get harder to find after next year’s Oscars

 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced a ban on DVD and Blu-ray screeners in 2021 after the next Oscars event – a move that could make pirating movies a bit more difficult.

DVD screeners are promotional copies of movies and TV shows that are mailed to critics and industry professionals ahead of a movie’s release or a major event, such as an award show. Every year, thousands of DVD screeners are distributed among Academy members before voting commences, and many of those screeners quickly fall into the hands of pirates (via TorrentFreak).

These movies – often labelled DVDScr – can end up gathering millions of views online. Needless to say, screeners are a popular source for torrents. Which is why it is surprising that pirates are not the official reason DVD screeners are getting banned.

While there is certainly an argument to be made that prohibiting DVD screeners would cut down on the number of torrented movies available online, the main reason behind this change is to encourage sustainability.

The Academy outlined the new rules for the 93rd annual Oscars ceremony last week:

“As part of the Academy’s sustainability effort, the 93rd Awards season will be the final year DVD screeners will be allowed to be distributed; these mailings will be discontinued starting in 2021 for the 94th Academy Awards,” wrote the Academy.

“Access to the Academy Screening Room will continue to be made available for all eligible releases. The distribution of physical music CDs, screenplays and hardcopy mailings, including but not limited to paper invites and screening schedules, will also be discontinued next year. Digital links to materials will be permitted”.

The Oscars isn’t the first event to ban physical screeners the Emmys made the leap from physical to digital screeners earlier this year.

The Academy will continue to allow physical copies to be distributed ahead of the 2021 event, meaning we’re unlikely to see a decrease in pirated DVD screener files until the new rule kicks in for 2022.

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Dairy farmer schools Joaquin Phoenix after Oscars anti-milk tirade: ‘We feed the world … and what do you do?’


 

A Wisconsin dairy farmer is hitting back after Joaquin Phoenix bashed the dairy industry during his acceptance speech for Best Actor at the Oscars Sunday night, WISN-TV reported.

Tom Oberhaus, who has a degree in dairy science from Ohio State University and previously served as a director on the Waukesha County Farm Bureau, said he didn’t watch the Oscars and didn’t even know who Phoenix was until news of the speech circulated among dairy farmers like him.

“I think that we’ve become very disconnected from the natural world,” Phoenix said in his scattered remarks about injustice, love, and various other subjects. “We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow, and when she gives birth we steal her baby, even though her cries of anguish are unmistakable. And then we take her milk that’s intended for her calf and we put it in our coffee and our cereal,” he added.

That didn’t sit well with Oberhaus, who was quick to point out that Phoenix was speaking from ignorance.

“We just wave it off and go, ‘Hey, ding-dong, you don’t have any idea what’s going on here at the farm,'” Oberhaus said. “I mean I’d love it if he’d come out here for a couple hours — that would be awesome. That’s an invite, Mr. Phoenix. C’mon out. See what life is like on the farm.”

But Oberhaus wasn’t done there. He went on to throw a barb of his own at the Hollywood actor for letting his ignorance turn into self-righteous judgment.

“You know, we feel we have real important jobs in the world, we help feed the world. It’s kind of important that people have food to eat. And what do you do, Mr. Phoenix? Oh yeah, you entertain people. OK,” he said shrugging.

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Barack & Michelle , Win Big At Oscars, Then Get Torched As ‘Liars & Hypocrites’

Barack and Michelle Obama left the White House only to become movie moguls by signing a multimillion-dollar contract with Netflix. Last night at the Oscars, the Obamas won “Best Documentary” with their film “American Factory.” However, the sick secret the Obamas were hiding about the film came out, and they got torched as liars and hypocrites. You’ll love this.

Winning an Oscar no longer has any meaning. What once was one of the biggest nights for movies has turned into a joke thanks to the politized Hollywood crowd, who give horrible speeches, while the academy for motion pictures bases who wins on political correctness.

That brings us to the Obamas production company called “Higher Ground.” 

Barack and Michelle’s company signed a multi-million dollar contract with Netflix to produce a bevy of “woke” documentaries. And just like clockwork, the Academy Awards gave their nominated film American Factory the win for “Best Documentary.”

“The film, American Factory, was backed by the Obamas’ production company Higher Ground. It tells the story of Chinese company’s purchase and repurposing of an American factory in Ohio,” Breitbart reports.

“We want to be in relationships with people and connect with them and work together with them,” Obama said in a promotional video about their decision to back the film.

Michelle Obama said that the story about American workers reminded her of her father. “That was my background, that was my father and that was reflected in this film,” she said.

What they all forgot to mention while making the film was the former president’s role in shutting down that same Ohio factory. 

Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH), the former mayor of nearby Dayton, Ohio, wrote last year, the movie leaves out President Obama’s own role in making life worse for the GM workers who lost their jobs.

Obama’s auto bailout, he recalled, helped force the plant’s closure and made it harder for the workers to find new jobs because his administration was granting political favors to its favored union allies — and they were in the “wrong” union.

“The hypocrisy of this Obama-backed film is astounding. Mr. Obama fails to acknowledge his direct role in creating the hardships the Moraine workers weathered. He had nothing whatsoever to do with the plant’s reopening—that was all the work of state and local officials and community leaders,” Rep. Turner writes.

As Rep. Turner recalled, his retired father — who had once worked at the plant — lost his health insurance in Obama’s auto bailout.

“How does a nearly two-hour film telling the story of these workers fail even to mention the direct role the co-owner of the film’s production company [Obama] played in creating their hardships? Did the filmmakers think no one would remember?” Rep. Turner said.

Well, Americans did remember and made it crystal clear Barack and Michelle are just a bunch of liars and hypocrites.

“THE CORRUPT OBAMA’S THINK THIS IS SOMETHING 2 BE PROUD OF! JUST LOOK WHAT HE DID 2 THE AUTO INDUSTRY WHEN HE PUT THOUSANDS OF WORKERS OUT OF WORK! JUSTICE ON THE WAY 4 BO,” tweeted Rev. Jeannie Randall-Rydeski.

THE CORRUPT OBAMA’S THINK THIS IS SOMETHING 2 BE PROUD OF! JUST LOOK WHAT HE DID 2 THE AUTO INDUSTRY WHEN HE PUT THOUSANDS OF WORKERS OUT OF WORK! JUSTICE ON THE WAY 4 BO~Obama’s Oscar-Winning ‘American Factory’ Omits His Own Role in Ohio Factory’s Closing https://t.co/QRs9JB0IPs

— Rev Jeannie L Randall-Rydeski (@cdars7) February 10, 2020

“Read this to find the truth behind the liberal facade & corrupt romance between Hollywood & Mr. O The ‘bailout’ gave $ to Union which funneled lots of $ back to Dems! Obama’s Oscar-Winning ‘American Factory’ Omits His Own Role in Ohio Factory’s Closing,” tweeted “RedState Guy.”

Read this to find the truth behind the liberal facade & corrupt romance between Hollywood & Mr. O

The “bailout” gave $ to Union which funneled lots of $ back to Dems!

Obama’s Oscar-Winning ‘American Factory’ Omits His Own Role in Ohio Factory’s Closing https://t.co/wNpMvNzQT9

— Redstate guy (@redstateguy1) February 10, 2020

“Former Pres. Obama played a DIRECT role in the hardships of the workers featured in American Factory, the Oscar-winning documentary his production company produced. This is EXACTLY like his Nobel Peace Prize. I’m still trying to figure that one out!” tweeted Sam Covfefe.

Former Pres. Obama played a DIRECT role in the hardships of the workers featured in American Factory, the Oscar-winning documentary his production company produced.

This is EXACTLY like his Nobel Peace Prize. I’m still trying to figure that one out! ????https://t.co/EitF5Aik6A

— Sam Covfefe ⭐️⭐️⭐️????Text “Trump” to 88022 (@HorseShort) February 10, 2020

“Obama’s ‘American Factory’ Omits His Own Role in Ohio Factory’s Closing—his auto bailout forced plant’s closure, made it harder for workers to find new jobs bc his admin was dealing political favors w its favored union allies—& they were in ‘wrong’ union,” tweeted “I Stand With Trump.”

Obama’s ‘American Factory’ Omits His Own Role in Ohio Factory’s Closing—his auto bailout forced plant’s closure, made it harder for workers to find new jobs bc his admin was dealing political favors w its favored union allies—& they were in “wrong” union. https://t.co/CysTk8F3HW

— ?IStandWithTrump ⭐️⭐️⭐️ClearFlynnNow (@superyayadize) February 10, 2020

The #FactsMatter when it comes to Obama’s first Oscar win… Thousands of employees were left to fend for themselves due to Obama admin & unions!” tweeted Denise Rogers. 

The #FactsMatter when it comes to Obama’s first Oscar win… Thousands of employees were left to fend for themselves due to Obama admin & unions!

Obama’s Oscar-Winning ‘American Factory’ Omits His Own Role in Ohio Factory’s Closing https://t.co/71NxhgYVI9

Rep. Mike Turner wrote in the Wall Street Journal last September, after the film’s release:

It’s a fascinating and at times moving film. What’s interesting about it, though, is that it never once alludes to the part Mr. Obama played in diminishing the ability of Moraine’s laid off workers to transfer to other GM plants. The president’s role wasn’t indirect and isn’t a matter of dispute: His administration’s bailout deal for GM included a backroom exclusive agreement with the United Auto Workers.

“American Factory” documents the UAW’s efforts to unionize the reopened auto glass factory without any mention of the same union’s direct role in the GM plant’s closure. The Dayton community was left out in the cold—thousands of jobs lost, families devastated, longtime GM workers out on the street looking for work.

The Obamas have zero integrity. Can you imagine if this was President Donald Trump? The mainstream media would be in overdrive spewing utter outrage that the president could be such a hypocrite and liar.

Well, we see its quite fitting that the Obamas’ first big win at the Oscars will always be tainted for reminding Americans that Barack’s failed policies actually led to the closure of that Ohio factory. You can’t make this stuff up — it’s so ridiculous.

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2020 Oscar Nominations List: Academy Awards Nominees – Variety

Todd Phillips’ “Joker,” a comic-book origin story about Batman’s biggest foe, scored a leading 11 Oscar nominations on Monday, including best picture, best director for Phillips and best actor for Joaquin Phoenix.

Martin Scorsese’s mob epic “The Irishman,” Quentin Tarantino’s ode to Los Angeles “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and Sam Mendes’ war drama “1917” followed close behind with 10 nods a piece. Those films, along with “Ford v Ferrari,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “Little Women,” “Marriage Story” and “Parasite” will compete for best picture.

Female filmmakers were entirely shut out of the best director race. Along with Phillips, the nominees include Scorsese for “The Irishman,” Mendes for “1917,” Tarantino for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and Bong Joon Ho for “Parasite.”

The Academy Awards will air live Feb. 9 on ABC.

Here is the full list of 2020 Oscar nominations:

Best Picture:

“Ford v Ferrari”
“The Irishman”
“Jojo Rabbit”
“Joker”
“Little Women”
“Marriage Story”
“1917”
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
“Parasite”

Lead Actor:

Antonio Banderas “Pain and Glory”
Leonardo DiCaprio “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
Adam Driver “Marriage Story”
Joaquin Phoenix “Joker”
Jonathan Pryce “The Two Popes”

Lead Actress:

Cynthia Erivo “Harriet”
Scarlett Johansson “Marriage Story”
Saoirse Ronan “Little Women”
Charlize Theron “Bombshell”
Renee Zellweger “Judy”

Supporting Actor:

Tom Hanks, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”
Anthony Hopkins, “The Two Popes”
Al Pacino, “The Irishman”
Joe Pesci, “The Irishman”
Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Supporting Actress:

Kathy Bates, “Richard Jewell”
Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”
Scarlett Johannson, “Jojo Rabbit”
Florence Pugh, “Little Women”
Margot Robbie, “Bombshell”

Director:

Martin Scorsese, “The Irishman”
Todd Phillips, “Joker”
Sam Mendes, “1917”
Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
Bong Joon Ho, “Parasite”

Animated Feature:

“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” Dean DeBlois
“I Lost My Body” Jeremy Clapin
“Klaus” Sergio Pablos
“Missing Link” Chris Butler
“Toy Story 4”  Josh Cooley

Animated Short:

“Dcera,” Daria Kashcheeva
“Hair Love,” Matthew A. Cherry
“Kitbull,” Rosana Sullivan
“Memorable,” Bruno Collet
“Sister,” Siqi Song

Adapted Screenplay:

“The Irishman,” Steven Zaillian
“Jojo Rabbit,” Taika Waititi
“Joker,” Todd Phillips, Scott Silver
“Just Mercy” Destin Daniel Cretton and Andrew Lanham
“Little Women,” Greta Gerwig
“The Two Popes,” Anthony McCarten

Original Screenplay:

“Knives Out,” Rian Johnson
“Marriage Story,” Noah Baumbach
“1917,” Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Quentin Tarantino
“Parasite,” Bong Joon-ho, Jin Won Han

Cinematography:

“The Irishman,” Rodrigo Prieto
“Joker,” Lawrence Sher
“The Lighthouse,” Jarin Blaschke
“1917,” Roger Deakins
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Robert Richardson

Best Documentary Feature:

“American Factory,” Julia Rieichert, Steven Bognar
“The Cave,” Feras Fayyad
“The Edge of Democracy,” Petra Costa
“For Sama,” Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts
“Honeyland,” Tamara Kotevska, Ljubo Stefanov

Best Documentary Short Subject:

“In the Absence,” Yi Seung-Jun and Gary Byung-Seok Kam
“Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone,” Carol Dysinger
“Life Overtakes Me,” Kristine Samuelson and John Haptas
“St. Louis Superman,” Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan
“Walk Run Cha-Cha,” Laura Nix

Best Live Action Short Film:

“Brotherhood,” Meryam Joobeur
“Nefta Football Club,” Yves Piat
“The Neighbors’ Window,” Marshall Curry
“Saria,” Bryan Buckley
“A Sister,” Delphine Girard

Best International Feature Film:

“Corpus Christi,” Jan Komasa
“Honeyland,” Tamara Kotevska, Ljubo Stefanov
“Les Miserables,” Ladj Ly
“Pain and Glory,” Pedro Almodovar
“Parasite,” Bong Joon Ho

Film Editing:

“Ford v Ferrari,” Michael McCusker, Andrew Buckland
“The Irishman,” Thelma Schoonmaker
“Jojo Rabbit,” Tom Eagles
“Joker,” Jeff Groth
“Parasite,” Jinmo Yang

Sound Editing:

“Ford v Ferrari,” Don Sylvester
“Joker,” Alan Robert Murray
“1917,” Oliver Tarney, Rachel Tate
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Wylie Stateman
“Star Wars: The Rise of SkyWalker,” Matthew Wood, David Acord

Sound Mixing:

“Ad Astra”
“Ford v Ferrari”
“Joker”
“1917”
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Production Design:

“The Irishman,” Bob Shaw and Regina Graves
“Jojo Rabbit,” Ra Vincent and Nora Sopkova
“1917,” Dennis Gassner and Lee Sandales
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh
“Parasite,” Lee Ha-Jun and Cho Won Woo, Han Ga Ram, and Cho Hee

Original Score:

“Joker,” Hildur Guðnadóttir
“Little Women,” Alexandre Desplat
“Marriage Story,” Randy Newman
“1917,” Thomas Newman
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” John Williams*“The King,” Nicholas Britell

Original Song:

“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,” “Toy Story 4”
“I’m Gonna Love Me Again,” “Rocketman”
“I’m Standing With You,” “Breakthrough”
“Into the Unknown,” “Frozen 2”
“Stand Up,” “Harriet”

Makeup and Hair:

“Bombshell”
“Joker”
“Judy”
“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”
“1917”

Costume Design:

”The Irishman,” Sandy Powell, Christopher Peterson
“Jojo Rabbit,” Mayes C. Rubeo
“Joker,” Mark Bridges
“Little Women,” Jacqueline Durran
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Arianne Phillips

Visual Effects:

“Avengers Endgame”
“The Irishman”
“1917”
“The Lion King”
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

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