Scientologists not nominees or presenters at 2016 Oscars

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Don Carlo
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Scientologists not nominees or presenters at 2016 Oscars

Post by Don Carlo » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:49 pm

There were no Scientologists nominated for the 2016 Academy Awards, and no presenters yet.* The backlash over the all-white nominees is making the Academy eager for diverse presenters. There are a few minority Scientology actors, but only one is likely to be a presenter:
(1) Michael Peña, American-born of Mexican parents. He is eligible due to many successful movie roles.
It's very unlikely that we'd see the following:
(2) Rumored Scientology member Jada Pinkett Smith is boycotting the Oscars, so she won't present.
(3) Michael D. Roberts is Black. He is mostly a TV actor.
(4) Marisol Nichols is part Mexican. She is mostly a TV actresss.
(5) Jordan and Alana Masterson are half-Lebanese from their disconnected father Joe Reaiche. Both are mostly TV actors.
(6) Tom Cruise's adopted son Connor Cruise, acted in Seven Pounds in 2008 and Red Dawn in 2012.
(7) Venezuelan actress Ruddy Rodriguez's film career consists of 45 seconds in the 1987 James Bond film: The Living Daylights. She is mostly a TV actress.
(8) Catherine Bell is half-Persian but may be out of CoS due to an apparent lesbian relationship with Brooke Daniels. She is mostly a TV actress.

Performing artists Joy Villa, Stacy Francis and Doug E. Fresh are not famous enough to perform at the Oscars.

* http://oscar.go.com/news/oscar-news/201 ... -announced

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Re: Scientologists not nominees or presenters at 2016 Oscars

Post by AngryGayPope » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:46 pm

Hopefully the academy (who I can't stand and I'm a feature film maker) learned their lesson after TWO awful appearances by John Travolta in which he was either mispronouncing names or slobbering over women in a lame attempt to seem hetero.

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Re: Scientologists not nominees or presenters at 2016 Oscars

Post by Don Carlo » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:57 pm

Yes, the Oscars would attract younger and more diverse viewers with rising-star diverse presenters. Travolta is a white nostalgia act with bad hair.
It's likely Cruise will be a presenter at the Feb. 28 Oscars, due to the $$$ success of Mission Impossible 5 Rogue Nation.

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Re: Scientologists not nominees or presenters at 2016 Oscars

Post by Don Carlo » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:01 am

Hee hee. The Oscars, Trying Hard Not to Be So White, Adds Kerry Washington as a Presenter, by Kara Brown, http://jezebel.com/the-oscars-trying-ha ... 1756468504

Still no Scientologist presenters.

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Re: Scientologists not nominees or presenters at 2016 Oscars

Post by Don Carlo » Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:06 am

Still no Scientologists*
Also, at the BAFTA awards in the UK, Tom Cruise presented but, as usual, wouldn't sit in the audience.
* http://oscar.go.com/news/oscar-news/201 ... -announced

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