Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Get Your Smear On

Now that the Golden Globes have been awarded, the best part of Oscar season kicks into high gear: It's smear campaign time! (Also, allegation of smear campaigns time.) Coming out of the gate, the first apparent smear attempt comes at the expense of Colin Firth, as nefarious smearmongers circulate word that the character Firth plays in The King's Speech (King) was not a fan of the Jews. Veteran smear-watchers will recall that this is the same tactic used against Russell Crowe's character back when 2002's A Beautiful Mind was vying for Oscars. Crowe did not receive the Best Actor award, but he had just won the year previously and it was his third straight nomination in the category. It is impossible to know whether Academy members' intense dislike for the actions of a real-life character influence their decision to celebrate the performance of the actor portraying that character, but these smear campaigns can get pretty vicious. If you hear something in the near future about how the dude who hacked off his arm once told a Polish joke, don't think it's a coincidence.

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saythatscool (#101)

In other news, Jesus may have been some sort of a Jew. Seriously, didn't we know this information already about King George? I'm an educated man, but I think we all know that I ain't learned that many books.

Niko Bellic (#1,312)

Yeah but it'd be good if someone would go and see this flick to tell us if King George is the hero or the villain in it (and it would also be good if someone who has seen one of those Batman movies could tell us what the significance of those terms to the gen-pop is).

KarenUhOh (#19)

Don Corleone once walked out of Olive Garden without tipping.

gumplr (#66)

Raymond Babbitt is a close-talker.

MParcells (#375)

Aileen Wuornos, who Charlize Theron played in Monster, was not an actual monster.

roboloki (#1,724)

could we get a spoiler alert next time?!?!

riotnrrd (#840)

Erin Brockovich chews with her mouth open.

roboloki (#1,724)

buzz lightyear is a real asshole in person.

cherrispryte (#444)

I think that's pretty obvious from the films

garge (#736)

Natalie Portman is pregnant with an illegitimate child! I know this for a fact, even though she tried to cover it up with a dress at the Golden Globes.

hockeymom (#143)

Helena Bonham Carter is….
OK, you can't smear her.

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

No wonder Downfall was snubbed.

Flashman (#418)

I'd hate to be the guy who had to break that news to Hitler.

Flashman (#418)

The Elephant Man once broke free and terrorized an entire village in Somerset, ruining their crops and cottages.

omitofo (#4,921)

99/100 white people in america before 1986 were racist

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

I'm fairly certain King George wasn't American. So that's no excuse!

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