Why would they do that?

Something, something ratings. But cutting whole categories won’t make the Academy Awards more relevant, so it feels like a pretty redundant move. 

Oh, God … I was joking.

The film depicts two scenes where some racist white guy from the ‘70s (poorly) imitates an Asian dialect while trying to (poorly) communicate with his Japanese wife. It’s incredibly crass, and while it’s been argued that it’s kind of the point — to show how blindly racist people were in the ‘70s — it’s just really gross to watch.


Campion won Best Director at the Critics Choice Awards for The Power of the Dog, and during her speech, she said how honored she was to be in the same room as the tennis sisters before adding that the two of them “Do not play against the guys like I have to.”

Ugh. White people.

Right? She apologized afterward and said it was "a thoughtless comment equating what I do in the film world with all that Serena Williams and Venus Williams have achieved.” But it’s just never a good look comparing and competing in oppression. Also, what she said is not even true.

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