Trevor Noah criticizes Oscar of all men

6:24 PM PST 01/13/2020


Katie Kilkenny

“Did you know that the movie was directed alone?” the host joked on Monday’s ‘Daily Show’ while reacting to the assent of the Academy.

Trevor Noah made a quick decision about the Oscar nominations on Monday: Little woman and Great Gerwig were robbed.

in a Daily schedule Segment of Academy Award nominations, previously announced by John Cho and Issa Rae, the presenter immediately picked up a comment made by Rae while revealing the best director category: “Congratulations to those men,” he said. (Nominees included the IrishMartin Scorsese, jesterit’s Todd Phillips, Once upon a time in HollywoodQuentin Tarantino, 1917Sam Mendes and ParasiteBong Joon Ho.)

“Wow, Issa Rae, damn it,” Noah said in response. “You know you’re in trouble when someone can cast a shadow congratulating you.”

Then, Noah said he agreed with Rae’s comments, adding: “Those aren’t just male directors, they’re all very masculine movies. Like, if you get Parasite, women probably have 10 minutes of dialogue in all the other films combined. “In fact, both Once upon a time in Hollywood Y the Irish They have been criticized for offering a small dialogue to the stars Margot Robbie and Anna Paquin, respectively, who play important characters in both films. “There is no reason for women not to have more important roles in these films,” he continued, “except for 1917, because women were not invented until the 1930s. “

Where was it Little womanNoah asked? “Because I loved the movie. And also the Oscar voters loved the movie, which is strange,” he said with loud applause. The presenter noted that Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of the beloved novel was nominated for six awards (best film, best adapted screenplay, best actress, best supporting actress, best costume design and best original score), but Gerwig was not nominated as director.

“How the hell does that happen? Two people said, ‘Yes, what an amazing movie.’ ‘Yes, did you know that the movie went on its own?’ ‘Wow, that’s amazing,’ “Noah joked. The chorus of Little woman “Addressing himself” leaked on social media on Monday, and Sony boss Tom Rothman also used the line in his reaction to the list of nominations. “It’s wonderful to watch the movie[[[[Little woman]she receives the Best Film and that Greta be nominated as a screenwriter, but the film did not go alone and would say that Greta is not a great director, she is a great director, “the executive told a media outlet.

Noah congratulated Cynthia Erivo for receiving a best actress nomination for Harriet, but noted that the role made her play a slave: “Imagine if every white actor who was nominated got it for playing a supervisor in Whole Foods. Huh? White people, you are more than that.”

The presenter culminated the segment joking that the biggest snub for him was in the category of movie editing: “How are you not going to nominate the guy who edited Jeffrey Epstein’s security tapes?” I ask.

Noah was not the only night host who addressed the demographics of this year’s nominees. In Tonight’s showhost Jimmy Fallon joked: “You know there is a problem when the directors get the same number of nominations as Cats“(Fallon also noted the lack of minorities nominated this year: at another time, he said:” The nominees are so white that this year’s Oscars are held at Pottery Barn “). Jimmy Kimmel Live!, presenter Jimmy Kimmel said: “Nineteen of the 20 nominees in office are white people. No woman was nominated for best director. That’s less minorities than in Donald Trump’s cabinet.”

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