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18th Century Aristocrat and First-time Oscar Nominee Charlotte Rampling Thinks Black Actors Just ‘Didn’t Deserve’ Oscars

Having to listen to old white people talk about what they think all the people who can’t get into their country club/Klan meeting deserve is always a fucking delight.

While speaking to French radio station Europe 1 on Friday morning Charlotte Rampling, the out of touch 18th century aristocrat posing as a not-so-mild-mannered old lady, had some really stupid shit to add to the discussion on why only white people get Oscars.

“We can never know whether it’s truly the case, but maybe the black actors didn’t deserve to make it to the final list.”

In a world where Jennifer Lawrence was nominated for Joy, I think we have to take a step back and realize that ‘deserving’ doesn’t seem to come into play much here, even for the Academy’s mayo faves.

When she was asked if the Academy should introduce quotas, Rampling had this gem to offer:

“Why should the Academy introduce measures that would classify people just for the sake of having “lots of minorities everywhere?”

But giving awards to the same 12 white people over and over again just for the sake of having “lots of white people everywhere” is chill?

Thanks for that sparkling social commentary, Charlotte Rampling.

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There is definitely a problem, probably including what films are actually screened by voters to begin with. Once an actor has won an award or nomination, their work is more likely to be screened, so it helps cause the many awards to one person result. However, I think it is mean spirited to hit out at the actors who were nominated because you wish others were. Jennifer Lawrence’s performance in Joy was nearly universally thought to be stunning. Whether you liked the movie or not does not change her performance, and the movie was not nominated. More than the five… Read more »

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This is typical of the US media and attention whore race baiters in this country. Create racial tension and issues where there is none. Year over year the same types of movies get nominated. The same types of actors for roles in those movies. If an actor has motivations beyond the shit loads of money they earn in those other roles, then they need to seek out those roles. Charlotte Rampling has great tits!

Athena
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Athena

Jennifer Lawrence has received rave reviews for JOY and is deserving of her nomination and you know it…that bit was mean-spirited and unnecessary.

SanFernandoCurt
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Let’s have an Isadora Teich category for actors who pass muster with fat, ugly social justice warriors.

Helo
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Helo

Christ almighty you single out Jennifer Lawrence who the critics praised in JOY whether they liked the film or not, they have nearly universally praised Lawrence.

I mean, Rachel McAdams is a head scratcher because critics wrote that her performance was the weakest…they ALL pretty much agreed on this.

Yet, you single out one of the most critically acclaimed performances of the year?…from one of the best young actresses around?.

Yeah, right.

Helo
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Helo

@San FernandO Curt:Sorry, that reply (the one below this one) was meant for Isabel Reich not you, sir. :)

Helo
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Helo

*Isabel Teich*.

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AussieD

If this was really about racial equality, why is this a conversation
about blacks and whites instead of whites and people of color? Consider that in America’s racial demography, African American’s aren’t America’s largest minority:

White alone, percent, 2014 (a) 77.4%

Black or African American alone, percent, 2014 (a) 13.2%

American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2014 (a) 1.2%

Asian alone, percent, 2014 (a) 5.4%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2014 (a) 0.2%

Two or More Races, percent, 2014 2.5%

Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2014 (b) 17.4%
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/00000.html

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butch350

It amazes me that the real owners of the country (the ones with the real bitch) never say much while we lower standards and make excuses for people who feel they are entitled from cradle to grave. I guess we should do as some of the children’s programs. Give everybody a trophy!

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Capt. Cornhole

I’d pay green money to see Charlotte Rampling’s mud flaps!

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