Someone had to put Hillary Clinton in her place.
That job fell to conservative pundit Megyn Kelly.
And Megyn Kelly destroyed Hillary Clinton for defending this woke movie.
A rite of passage each winter is the annual whining about who got “snubbed” in the Academy Award nominations.
There are only so many nominations and too many movies and performers to recognize every outstanding performance in the world of cinema.
But in recent years the Oscar controversies center on the nominees filling out an identity politics bingo card based on the race, gender and sexual orientation of the potential winners.
It all began several years ago with the viral hashtag #OscarsSoWhite to complain about the lack of minority nominees.
That led to the Academy adopting new rules stipulating that no movie could win Best Picture unless it had enough storylines and cast members featuring “marginalized groups.”
The social media outrage about the Oscars blew up over Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig not receiving nominations for Best Actress and Best Director for the movie “Barbie” while Ryan Gosling was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Ken in the film.
None other than Hillary Clinton weighed in comparing Robbie and Gerwig producing the number-one box office movie of 2023 – “Barbie” grossed $1.4 billion – and not receiving Oscar consideration to her winning the popular vote but losing the presidency because Donald Trump carried the Electoral College.
Greta & Margot,
While it can sting to win the box office but not take home the gold, your millions of fans love you.
You’re both so much more than Kenough.#HillaryBarbie
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 24, 2024
Megyn Kelly lost her patience with the woke mob long ago.
On a recent episode of her podcast Kelly mocked the idea that the star and director of “Barbie” not getting an Oscar nomination was somehow an example of the patriarchy in action.
“It’s so ridiculous,” Kelly exclaimed. “All the women we choose need to be nominated for the positions we think, otherwise, the f—ing patriarchy. That’s literally what they’re tweeting out.”
Robbie’s “Barbie” co-star America Ferrera received a Best Supporting Actress nomination and Gerwig was nominated for Best Original Screenplay, so it wasn’t like the female talent on “Barbie” went unrecognized.
“They made a movie about the patriarchy and the patriarchy kept them down,” Kelly added. “Did they keep America Ferrera down? Because she seems really thrilled that she got this nomination for Best Supporting Actress. And Greta got a nod as Best Screenwriter. But it’s never enough.”
Five other women were nominated for Best Actress so it wasn’t clear to Kelly how the Academy judging the performances of other female actresses as superior to Robbie was a sexist stain on Hollywood’s reputation.
“That’s not enough, you see,” Kelly concluded. “You’re a misogynist unless you actually make Margot Robbie the nominee for Best Actress and recognize Greta in her directing role. And that’s just how life works.”
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