First, they left Abe Vigoda off the “In Memoriam” reel. You know, every year at the Oscars they play a clip reel of all the actors/actresses that died in the previous year.
And they forgot Abe Vigoda!
In their defense, Abe did look like he was dead for many years, but still, he actually did die recently. The guy was in the Godfather and they forgot to add him to the reel.
Can’t help but notice Abe wasn’t very pretty.
Then there was the Stallone upset.
Sometimes the Academy will nominate an old timer for a role that wasn’t very Oscar worthy on its own but the actor is old and there’s a desire to honor him for a long career.
That is what it seemed like the Academy was doing by nominating Stallone for Creed. The original Rocky won best picture but Stallone has never been honored before by the Academy.
So it made sense. It seemed like a nice thing to do. He was an action guy. A popcorn movie guy. But he gave us Rocky and Rambo. So give him one.
Then they give it to Mark Rylance. He’s a good actor and I don’t want to dump on him. He did a good job with his Bridge of Spies role.
But to nominate Stallone then not give him the award was just basically sticking it to him. They shouldn’t have nominated him if they weren’t going to give it to him.
Eh. Stallone’s not that pretty. Was he in his heyday? I don’t know. You tell me ladies. Then again Rylance isn’t that pretty either. He’s partially bald in fact so maybe I can’t pin this one on an Oscars So Pretty situation.
What say you, 3.5 readers? Was Stallone robbed? Was Abe dissed?