Breaking News

Asia Today ISSN 1861-4604 Friday, August 18, 2017

Headline

Will Oscar 2017 go all political this year?

Attendees at the Oscars can voice their political opinion

Share on Facebook February 26, 2017, Reporter : ANI, Reader : 438

news

New York [USA], Feb. 26 (ANI): Keeping the trend, set by Meryl Streep at the Golden Globe Award 2017, in mind, expecting a 'political' wave at the 89th Annual Academy Awards is inevitable.> BNN

At least, the wave was seen very prominently at Grammys, BAFTA and BRITS.

A survey, by Fox news, has come up with an inference, which says almost 45 percent of attendees at the Oscars can voice their political opinion.

Among the rest 55 percent, about 25 percent may say 'we shouldn't talk politics,' where as 21 percent prefers staying out of politics. The rest 10 percent may be of the feeling- 'Hollywood too liberal.'

Meanwhile, according to a report in CNN, the 'Hamilton' actor Brandon Victor Dixon, who addressed Mike Pence from the stage, shortly after the presidential election, said that he expects politics to play a role in the acceptance speeches of this year's Oscar winners.

"I anticipate we'll see more of the trend that has been building in Hollywood and I, for one, am very happy about it," CNN quoted the actor saying.

"It's imperative that anybody who has a platform, anybody who has a voice right now, that they stand up and speak their mind, particularly about a lot of issues that are effecting people who do not have a voice or platform," he said, adding, "I hope they do take their opportunity, and I look forward to hearing it and seeing it."

For the unversed, Dixon made headlines in November, when he read a message to Pence, then the vice president-elect, during a curtain call, after learning the politician was in the audience, where he said, "We truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us, all of us."

This angered Donald Trump, who later tweeted, "the cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man" and demanded an apology, which the actor refused. (ANI)

More Euro Asia news of the month

Photos Thousands gather for candlelight vigil in Charlottesville

VIRGINIA, U.S. - Following the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, who was killed in the violence that broke out at a rally organized by...

Photos Obama makes history on Twitter

CALIFORNIA, U.S. - Former U.S. President Barack Obama make history on Twitter, as his tweet in response to the Charlottesville violence...

Photos White nationalists march in Virginia, chant Nazi slogans

VIRGINIA, U.S. - Hundreds of white nationalists as part of various groups gathered under the banner of ‘Unite the Right’ and...

Photos Charlottesville and Trump: Hatred and violence grips America

VIRGINIA, U.S. - On Saturday, the violence that broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia as White Nationals staged a controversial march...

Photos War games: Trump tells North Korea U.S. is locked and loaded

WASHINGTON, U.S. - U.S. President Donald Trump responded to North Korea’s precise plan to rain missiles on Guam in mid-August with...

Photos Fearing nukes, Guam worries if Trump will do the right thing

WASHINGTON, U.S. - Caught between an intense war of words that could lead to action that is threatening to wipe out its existence,...

Photos Lowest ratings, lack of trust sum up Trump’s first 200 days

WASHINGTON, U.S. - In 200 days in office, Donald Trump has not only suffered low job approval ratings, but has also lost a large base of...

Photos Trump’s working vacation watched curiously by Americans

NEW JERSEY, U.S. - U.S. President Donald Trump’s 17-day getaway has become nothing short of a reality show for America that is...

Photos Google engineer who wrote memo on gender differences fired

CALIFORNIA, U.S. - A Google engineer who created a firestorm across Silicon Valley after he wrote an internal memo blasting the web...

Flying Reimagined

Stock Index

Friday, August 18, 2017

Life Style

Photo Gallery

FEUILLETON