Actor Kelly Mantle has received Oscar nominations for both Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress for playing a a single role as a transgender hooker in some movie you've never heard of.
It's neither progress nor insanity. The best thing to do when this kind of "positive discrimination" happens is to ignore it.
Why is it best to ignore it?
Because if you chatter about it, then they say they are "fighting haters" and all that. It gives them a platform of recognition where they never had one.
Why do best/best supporting performer awards need to be gender segregated at all? If we are supposed to treat men, women, and trans people equally, there should be only one award per category given to the single best individual regardless of their sex, gender, or what gender they feel they are.
Because there are more actors than actresses, and if oscars were combined men would be statistically more likely to win than women, which would result in even more complaints of inequality.
Does it really matter? The one who gets the glorified golden dildo is the one with the deepest pockets....
And if this actor wins both?
The rules of political correctness dictate that if he wins one he has to win both.
If he only wins the male award or the female, then the judges will be accused of being transphobic.
It's not really a surprise that Hollywood would give a mentally disturbed person an award.
Won't win if not Black. This is the year of the Black Oscar, haven't you heard? Social taboos and the gender confused have dibs next year.
I doubt she will be nominated because she was not even mentioned for Golden Globes or critics choice awards. Plus there are a lot of contenders from well known names.
Milk how do you keep your cats away from the tree?
When they get in by accident, they go straight for the tree!
I agree- there's no way this guy is winning anything in any category.
We keep that room closed to the cats.
It's a beautiful tree and a cute picture of your daughter looking at it.
I caught her standing like that fighting the urge to touch a Mickey Mouse ornament she likes.
That picture is precious!
My last cat knocked the whole thing down and this one is a climber. We keep nothing that makes noise or expensive on bottom branches.
My instinct would have been to hang the ornament out of your daughter's reach. However, since she did such a good job controlling herself, my instinct may be wrong here. How old is she?
We've had our share of cat attacks on the tree, too, cookie. We put up French doors in that room to keep it completely cat free so we could have nice things.
She's 2, and if I moved that ornament she'd just be tempted to touch another one. We put the expensive ones out of reach.
The girls hung most of the ornaments this year (which is why they're all so uneven) but they all know that once they're up, they're off limits.
The bigots could have at least found a Muslim black lesbian woman transitioning to a dolphin.
I was expecting this to be The Onion rather than a real fake news site, haha.
They better get a few black people in there this year.
I can't wait to see the awards show I don't care about with a load of actors/actresses I don't care about win some stupid awards no one but them care about.
Nominations aren't announced until January 24th.
"According to The Wrap, the producers of the film submitted Mantle, who is gender-fluid and uses masculine pronouns, in both male and female categories when the paperwork for Oscar submissions required the actor be classified by gender.
According to the filmmakers, the Academy granted their request, and the former "RuPaul's Drag Race" contestant is eligible for either the Supporting Actor or Supporting Actress category."
I misspoke in the poll. Regardless, he's eligible for both. They'll be nominating him for both.
Uh, nominations have not yet been made.
Remember when we'd say things like "oh sure, someday you lunatics will try nominating the same person for a male and a female Oscar" to demonstrate the ridiculousness of non-binary gender nonsense-
And then they'd say "that's crazy, that will never happen. We don't want that sort of thing."
You are correct Milk. Many of us predicted the ridiculousness that would come when the liberals were deteriorating our society but we were called paranoid.
Definitely progress, but that particular movie looks pretty stupid and the actors in it don't deserve any awards.
Define progress as it relates to this in any meaningful way.