Sunday, February 28, 2016

Teaching what?

It's hard to decide who is more stupid: Rachel Morello or NPR?

Morello reported the story, NPR aired it.

With tonight's Academy Awards featuring no actors of color among the lead and supporting awards, 
"the kids at this school, where ninety-nine percent of the student body is African-American, decided to stage their own Oscars ceremony.  They're giving the Academy Award of Excellence to some black members of Hollywood, past and present, who didn't get Oscar nominations, but arguably should have."

Sounds good but then we get to this:

One class honors ninety-one year old actress Cicely Tyson for her 1978 portrayal of Harriet Tubman in A Woman Called Moses, and the honorees in every category receive a gold plastic statue with an "E" on top, for "Excellence."

Cicely Tyson was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for SOUNDER.

She was not nominated for an Academy Award for A WOMAN CALLED MOSES.

But then, a TV mini-series does not qualify for the Academy Awards.

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