Oscars panned by conservatives with ‘American Sniper’ snubs, political speeches

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from New York Daily News,

There was a little too much envelope-pushing at this year’s Oscars and not enough love for “American Sniper” for conservatives’ tastes.

On a night when politics dominated the winners’ acceptance speeches — including best supporting actress winner Patricia Arquette’s call for equal wages for women, best original song winner John Legend’s blistering condemnation of the number of African American men in prisons and best director Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s immigration reference — right-leaning movie fans gave a big thumbs down to the telecast.

“Hollywood can’t help itself,” conservative movie writer Christian Toto told the Daily News after the ceremony ended.

“Every year the Oscars telecast is too long and filled with inappropriate left wing flourishes, and tonight was no different.

Toto, who runs HollywoodinToto.com, did give a thumbs up to best adapted screenplay winner Graham Moore’s speech in which “The Imitation Game” for “addressing gay rights in a speech honoring a hero who was tortured simply for being gay, and doing so in a positive manner.”

“Had “American Sniper” won Best Picture (presenter) Sean Penn would have burst into flames,” fumed Breitbart’s Big Hollywood.

Perhaps most galling, though, was the best documentary film win for “CitizenFour,” a movie about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden — a figure that most on the right see as a traitor as a hero.

“The Oscars are a sad joke, very much like our President,” tweeted Donald Trump. “So many things are wrong!”

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