The most important, beautiful, wonderful, dumb, meaningless time if the year is just around the corner: OSCARS WEEKEND! While you’re all busy finding your gold body paint from last year and buying all of your gold snacks and trying to just sleep until it’s finally time, Duh Aficionado is on a HOT CASE that may change the way you view the Oscars forever, just kidding! This all seems correct! From SlashFilm:

According to a new report, 94% of Oscar voters are Caucasian and 77% are male. They have a median age of 62, with just 14% of voters under 50.

Although the full membership list of all 5,765 voting Academy members is kept under tight wraps, the Los Angeles Times confirmed the identities of over 89% of voting members through interviews, publications, resumes, biographies, and more. Most were still working professionals, but because members generally retain their status for life, the roster also included hundreds of voters who’d left the industry years ago.

And here we all are, with egg on ALL of our faces, thinking the Oscar voters were an evenly represented group. “The Academy Awards: The one beacon of hope that isn’t dominated by the opinion of white males.” -Us, three minutes ago. Throw out all of my The King’s Speech merchandise! EVERYTHING IS A LIE! Ugh, anyway, it certainly difficult to take much personal offense to this skewed group, when every day we wake up to a world full of skewed groups that have an effect on things other than which crazy dummy wins a statue. But that doesn’t mean it’s not ANNOYING to hear about! Because of how NORMAL and NOT SHOCKING it is! RIGHT, LAIDES AND NON-WHITE GENTLEMAN?! Let’s all boycott the Oscars until we’re all represented! RIGHT? Or I guess let’s all AT LEAST pick War Horse in our Oscar pools!!! That sounds like the movie these old jerks are probably going to pick!!!!!! #CHANGE

Comments (35)
  1. That’s just typical crazy ol’ liberal Hollyweird for ya.

  2. Yea baby! We’re still in charge after all these years and it feels great!

  3. The Academy is troubled by this news and has asked their Ombudsman (pictured below) to assemble a blue ribbon panel to look into this discrepancy.

  4. So you’re saying that the Oscars are really a bunch of Grumpy Old Men?

  5. So THATS why Viola Davis isn’t in every movie ever…. It makes so much more sense now.

  6. I never realized before how much the Oscar statuette looks like Gold Surprise.

  7. I’d like to nominate that Bob Hope Bing Crosby movie. Sir Bob Hope has been dead for almost a decade and Bing Crosby has been dead for 35 years

  8. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close = How to speak to Academy voters when their hearing aids are on the fritz.

  9. My neighbor just met a white man on —dateWhiteforOscar*cOMit’s where for men and women looking
    for white people with white ideals to meet in a friendly and comfortable environment.
    It’s a nice place for the people who have the same racial orientation. gg

  10. A further study is being conducted in order to determine the relative wealth and heterosexuality of the voters.

  11. “I’m not racist, I voted for Crash” is their generations “I have a black friend.”

  12. If you think about it, this is actually a GOOD thing. By having a bunch of old white men grant the award to such cutting-edge movies as Driving Miss Daisy, Crash, and The Help (fingers crossed), it shows that these movies are SO GOOD that even white people can see how special they are! You’re welcome, minorities!

    • Actually, it shows how the Academy has been tricked into voting against its own interests, as I explain in my book What’s the Matter with the Academy Awards Voting Pool?

  13. this data also doubles as the demographics of “people who still believe oscars actually mean something.”

  14. I think members of the Academy can invite new members, so the 23% that are females should each invite one other female, and so on until it’s 50/50. Problem solved, Academy. You’re welcome.

  15. yes, but are they white old and also jews? because I’ve heard some rumours about hollywood, and if they aren’t true then the pamphlets I’ve been handing out on the subway may have incorrect data in them.

    • Hmmm, your writings intrigue me. Is there someway to subscricbe to your pamphlet or newsletter?

      • Meet me on the TTC, 5-7pm, Bay station, I’ll be wearing a hoodie and I have a selection of pamphlets. Most are about the microchip implanted in your hand bearing the number 666, but definitely there’s no shortage of Jew/Lizard People related topics covered.

  16. old, rich white guys voted for The Descendants? That movie’s subtitle should be “Old, Rich White Guy Problems”

  17. White people hate Andy Serkis.

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