As the Oscars telecast gears up for its February 28 showtime, with Chris Rock as the MC, a new hashtag #NoOscarsNoCli has started appearing on Twitter feeds among climate activists and others concerned about Hollywood continuing to turn a blind eye to man-made global warming and climate change. Dan Bloom reports
Cli-Fi.Net, a liberal blog, echoed the sentiment of many who were surprised that not one climate-themed movie was nominated for the Oscars this year. Again.
"Hollywood sure loves to distract us: for the umpteenth year in a row, zero Cli-Fi movies get Oscar nominations," it said in a post on its website.
"The Academy people don't vote by theme or genre, but it's the studios that need to fix this by better reflecting the climate crisis humankind face," Marchbanks said.
Some 6,000 members of the Academy, all of them who work in the film industry, voted for the films, actors and directors that will be vying for an Oscar on February 28.
Comedian Chris Rock, who believes that man-made climate change is real, is hosting the star-studded ceremony and many are predicting that he will have a field day dissing fun at the all-denialist lineup of movies and producers and screenwriters actors nominated.
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A new OP-ED by film critic Michael Svoboda in Washington DC is printed here on the same topic: