Hollywood planlægger en massiv politisering ved de kommende Oscaruddelinger – måske skulle de tænke sig om?
With the Oscars under two weeks away, Hollywood media is telegraphing a political tsunami. Owen Glieberman, chief film critic for Variety, the industry flagship with huge sway over a movie’s success, called on the Oscars to go political and inspire protest. United Talent Agency announced the cancellation of its annual awards party to make way for a rally supporting refugees. Powerhouse agency WME-IMG announced it would form a new political action committee (PAC). Even a toddler could predict its tone.
These numerous and concentrated developments have ignited an already present #BoycottHollywood tribal trigger that film studio number-crunchers should heed. Tinseltown has survived past public resentments… but this time something is undeniably different. Film and TV viewers now have innumerable options – with some that completely bypass the industry’s tollbooth. Simply put, the public doesn’t need Hollywood anymore to be entertained.