March 7, 2010, - 1:20 pm

Best Academy Awards Moment EVER! Plus My Picks for Oscar & Israel Needs to Stop Funding This Crap

By Debbie Schlussel

****  UPDATE:  Wow, shockers abound at this year’s Oscars:  Virtually no political speeches, a movie that shows American soldiers in a positive light (“The Hurt Locker”) beats out an over-hyped left-wing anti-American 3-D movie (“Avatar”) and wins in two major categories (with the director thanking our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan), Oprah’s horrid movie (“Precious”) loses most major categories (except the one horrible award to the obnoxious fat chick who won’t shave–Less ‘Nique, please), Clooney gets snubbed as does the anti-Semitic movie (“An Education”).  And so does the anti-Israel Arab creep’s flick (“Ajami”).  Ditto for America-hating, “we deserved 9/11” actress Maggie Gyllenhaal.  Given that, I’d say it was a great ceremony . . . for a change.  I’d like to thank the Academy.  ****

You may have heard:  tonight is the Academy Awards ceremony live telecast.  I’ve posted this before, but it bears re-posting.  I could watch it over and over.  It’s the best Academy Awards speech ever . . . not the biotch”s acceptance speech, but the late, great Paddy Chayefsky’s smackdown of her and her BS, right after (for which he got incredible, prolonged applause).  Chayefsky, by the way, proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received the Purple Heart, after being wounded in Germany. His message applies to all the stupid political speeches and statements we’ll hear tonight, too.

In case you were wondering, these were my picks for 2009’s top movies, and here are the best movies, actors, etc. for which I voted as a member of the Detroit Film Critics Society.  If I picked the Oscars, those would be my picks.  So consider those my picks for tonight.

And on another  note, I’ve repeatedly noted on this site that the Israeli government needs to stop financing Bin Laden-esque propaganda and that made by its own enemies from within, far-left Israelis and Arabs like Scandar Copti and films like his “Ajami,” which is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film tonight.  He takes Israel’s money (which Israel was stupid to give) and then denounces the country.  I’ve highlighted the same problem with other self-hating, pan-terrorist Israeli government-funded movies, like “Waltz With Bashir,” as well as “Lemon Tree,” and “Paradise Now.”


More on Copti:

Scandar Copti’s remarks, in an interview from Los Angeles with Israel Radio, were condemned by Israel’s culture minister, who said she was saddened that a film-maker who accepted government funds for the movie was criticizing his country.

“The movie technically represents Israel,” Copti said. “I don’t represent Israel. I am an Israeli citizen but I cannot represent a country that doesn’t represent me.”

I can’t blame Copti for taking the money, then laughing at Israel all the way to the bank. I expect this, as I’ve noted that it’s happened with most of the movies that the Israeli government funds. I blame the Israeli government. Their Hollywood is like our PBS. The government-funding of far-left, pan-Islamic hatred has to stop.  (Thanks to the JIDF for the tip on Copti.)

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And Vanessa Redgrave’s behavior is an insult to victims of Islamic oppression everywhere. Having said that, every time some pampered, far left-wing harpie like Redgrave opens her ignorant yap, I start to think that perhaps the burka is not such a bad idea, at least in her case. Let her have a forced clitorectomy too and see how she enjoys it.

Tempus Fugit on March 7, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Maybe I missed it but I don’t see your Oscar picks Debbie…just your Detroit Film Critics picks.

H: Those are my picks. If I picked the Oscars, I’d pick those. I will make it clearer. DS

HotWasabiPeas on March 7, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Yup, you missed it, H.

    It’s divided into 3 sections on the same page.

    Deb’s picks:

    Detroit Film Critics’ Nominees:

    How Debbie voted:

    Don’t know how you missed it, buddy.


    Ed Davila on March 7, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Yup, you missed it, H.

    It’s divided into 3 sections on the same page.

    Deb’s picks:

    Detroit Film Critics’ Nominees:

    How Debbie voted:

    Don’t know how you missed it, buddy.


    Ed Davila on March 7, 2010 at 8:53 pm

“Israel National News reported last October that one of the actors in the film, Eran Naim, was a former policeman who lost his job following his conviction for police brutality against demonstrators passively resisting the 2005 expulsion of all ethnic Jews from the Gaza region. In May 2007, Naim was convicted of violently assaulting a young demonstrator named Akiva Vitkin following the release of a video of the incident filmed by INN camera man Tuvia Lerner.”

At least the rot in this film is complete.

skzion on March 7, 2010 at 5:38 pm

I thought the greatest Oscar moment ever was when Scorcese finally won.

Rocky on March 7, 2010 at 7:33 pm

With the Obama’s in the White House, Redgrave would be welcomed with open arms now! How unfortunate, it wasn’t that long ago. What the h— is wrong with our country???

Lisa on March 7, 2010 at 8:05 pm

I tell ya, Debbie!

I can’t stand watching the Academy Awards anymore. I am so sick of liberalism being shoved down my throat by the film academy. Mrs. T likes to watch them.

I think I’ll put an old NASCAR race DVD in my computer and watch that instead.

There is NO Santa Claus on March 7, 2010 at 8:18 pm

There is NO Santa Claus:

Try classic literature (I suggest one of my personal favorites Pilgrim’s Progress) instead of NASCAR on the DVD.


List the ways that Bush, based on his actual record and performance and not on the myths that he promoted during his campaigns, was substantially better than Clinton, or for that matter even Obama so far.

Gerald on March 7, 2010 at 11:26 pm

Ad jingle:
“My baloney has a first name, it’s O-S-C-A-R.” …

Ed Davila on March 7, 2010 at 11:52 pm

I’m a member of IMDb (Internet Movie Database). I actually voted for Hurt Locker in every category it was nominated for, and I felt like I made a difference.

Matthew on March 8, 2010 at 2:36 am

What “Zionist hoodlums” incident is Vanessa referring to anyways?

Malik on March 8, 2010 at 3:40 am

Boy, you really don’t like Mo’nique, huh? You probably know, it’s common for many black women to NOT shave their legs. Just curious if you have any favorite black actresses, writers or politicians that you would be bothered by their legs not being shaved? Or is it just the boisterous Mo’nique? smile

Shalle on March 8, 2010 at 5:12 am

I was happy to see the results also. I suspect that film economics was more important to them this time than spewing their left-wing lectures. The economy has tanked, they want to retain some credibility to get people to see their movies and watch the ceremonies, and they are probably also thinking of the 2010 elections, maybe 2012 also, and trying to maximize the impact of their endorsements — trying to defuse their reputation of being anti-American.

Little Al on March 8, 2010 at 5:42 am

Didn’t bother with the Oscars this year. In fact, haven’t really cared about them for some time now. Why watch a self-serving, praise-a-thon for a bunch of lefty narcissisists? I probably spelled that wrong too. Check out the listing of honest movie posters for a laugh.

Oscar on March 8, 2010 at 8:46 am

I admit that Bush wasn’t great, but I still miss him compared to this bunch. Let’s see, he didn’t have Eric Holder as AG,
no Hillary Clinton at State Department, no Janet Napolitano
at HS, the EPA didn’t have a left-wing enviro wacko as administrator, the deficit bad as it was was not quadrupled
like it is now. Also, I don’t remember having Marxists in
the White House then, but we sure have some there now.

On the topic, I haven’t watched the Oscars for years, mostly
because of Vanessa, Micheal Moore, and others making their political speeches, but the clips I’ve seen this morning are

Daniel K on March 8, 2010 at 8:55 am

George C Scott had it right. A stupid cattle call. I have not watched for at least 30 years.

madman on March 8, 2010 at 8:59 am

I was sort of expecting more than that.

Joe on March 8, 2010 at 10:22 am

“With Obama in the White House, Vanessa would be welcomed with open arms!”

Surprised she wasn’t at that time, considering that Jimmy Carter – noted anti-Semite – was in.

Phineas on March 8, 2010 at 10:26 am

I like your pics, Debbie!

“Inglorious” is indeed great. I have it on DVD and never get tired of repeating viewings. It’s important, but yet cool and fun at the same time. I usually loathe Brad Pitt but he’s great in it, along with the girl who owns the cinema. I can cry every time I see the opening act, though, with the family in the basement and the poor guy forced to betray them.

I just got “Drag me to Hell” on DVD. Still very entertaining. I think Allison Lohman really, truly deserved an award.

I recently saw “The Uninvited” on cable. I didn’t see it in the theatre as it looked like the typical boring so called thriller, but it was much better than I thought with the ending. And, I do have a major Elizabeth Banks thing going on.

I’m glad “Avatar” didn’t win. I thought for sure it would. Great look but the movie had zero imagination and an awful plot. It should have never been nominated.

I can’t wait to get “Hurt Locker” on DVD or I’ll go see it if it’s released since winning. I saw Bigelow (vavooom!) on 60 Minutes and have been waiting to see it since.

Jeff_W on March 8, 2010 at 11:07 am

Shocker indeed.
I was suprised to see ZERO political speeches- that’s because it’s hard to speak when their collective mouths are full of crow- Though some former and current military members chide HL for not being accurate- it was not anto- military and Bigleow was pure class in thanking those in uniform TWICE- Chris Waltz acceptance speech was brilliant

ward on March 8, 2010 at 11:20 am

Clicking on that old anti-semite sow redgrave’s rant of years ago, look how many youtube videos of other 2 iq anti-semites are up there about jews controlling hollywood and wherever and the posts of racist other 2 iqs beneath these videos.

yup jews control all the oil in the world too from kuwait to saudi to everywhere – jews have all the money in the world but all they want is the land the palestinians have and have had for millions of years.

no doubt about it, anti-semites who always were there since ww2 but just hid in the sewers and the woodwork, the arabs anmd muslims have brought them out in full force now again to their enjoyment.

Jim on March 8, 2010 at 12:22 pm

I have to say it: Matin and Baldwin did a great job hosting, and the comedy bits, especially the “Paranormal Activity” spoof, were gold.I was happy to see Christoph Waltz won.
I’m the holdout-the last person in the world who hasn’t seen “Avatar”. I will watch it only when Cameron digitally inserts Pvt. Hudson from “Aliens”.
“Game over man! Why don’t you put her in charge?”

Douglas Q on March 8, 2010 at 12:49 pm

I though Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin were great last night, only negative was Mo’nique’s attitude of bringing out the Hattie McDaniel incident. I understand discrimination was horrible but I now suspect she is as racist as Oprah is.

CJ on March 8, 2010 at 1:25 pm

How was ‘An Education’ racist? It just happened to have a Jewish character who was less than upright. The Headmistress of the school makes an anti-semitic comment and is shot down by the film’s heroine.

Vivian on March 8, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Bravo DS. Never saw that Oscar smackdown.

THANKS for highlighting the horrible Maggie Gyllenhaal. That wimp (and her wimpier bro) thinks everyone forgot about her 9/11 opinion. She is such a fraud.

Lessnique is NOT a role model for peeps either. She thinks we have NO idea that she has an open marriage because her hideous hubby has NO RESPECT for her. Simple as that. An Oscar (deserved or NOT) will NEVER change that.

Skunky on March 8, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Although I did not like the film Avatar as I found it simplistic and the visual didn’t seem much better than in the 1950s, it is true that our culture is extremely greedy and wasteful. We would have no problem taking over another planet if it contained resourses that we needed even if it killed the inhabitants. We’re doing a great job of just that here on earth.

Alison on March 8, 2010 at 5:14 pm

the vid is no longer here . removed for violations in terms?

Robert Goldman on August 25, 2010 at 7:15 am

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