We can carp all we want about Seth MacFarlane’s arguably misogynstic, racist, and anti-Semitic language, but his Oscars ceremony was just business as usual. It was a reflection of the same forms of misogyny, racism, and lack of diversity that plague Hollywood and its films generally.
Anne Hathaway apologized after she wore a different dress to the Academy Awards than the one she had planned on. But can you blame her? Our kids are told to say sorry so much they, like Anne Hathaway, apologize for things they shouldn't.
The Oscar nominations were led by Steven Spielberg's film 'Lincoln' and history was made by actresses Quvenzhané Wallis and Emmanuelle Riva, who are now the youngest and oldest-ever nominees for Best Actress, respectively.
Oscar nominations: 'Lincoln' got Oscar nominations for best picture, best director, best actor, and best-supporting actress and actor. Other Oscar nominations for best picture: 'Amour,' 'Argo,' 'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' 'Django Unchained,' 'Les Miserables,' 'Life of Pi,' 'Silver Linings Playbook,' and 'Zero Dark Thirty.'