4/13/2010

Sigourney Weaver explains about sexism in Hollywood

For those who always knew that Hollywood was a sexist, discriminatory place.

Sigourney Weaver has launched a blistering attack on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, saying James Cameron didn't win the Oscar for Best Director because he "didn't have breasts."
Outspoken "Avatar" star Weaver said she believed Cameron -- who lost out to his ex-wife, "The Hurt Locker" director Kathryn Bigelow -- didn't win because the academy wanted to make history by naming its first ever female Best Director.
"Jim didn't have breasts, and I think that was the reason," Weaver told Brazilian news site Folha Online over the weekend. "He should have taken home that Oscar." . . .

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Blogger Weer'd Beard said...

Sigourney might have missed the part that Avatar didn't just suck, it FUCKING sucked.

4/13/2010 7:11 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

I saw Hurt Locker when it first came out. It was OK - two stars. When it won the award for Best Picture my first thought was, "2009 must have been an awful year for movies".

4/13/2010 10:00 PM  
Blogger Mike Gallo said...

I would disagree with Ms. Weaver and say the reason is threefold:
1) There weren't any other movies in 2009 that I can think of which protrayed soldiers as mentally unstable and incapable of humanity.
2) They wanted a female to win, and they could put The Hurt Locker up there and get away with it due to reason #1.
3) Avatar was, while visually stunning, a very bad movie.

4/14/2010 9:57 AM  

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