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How Do You Think Joan Rivers Feels About Not Being Nominated For An Oscar?!

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Duh! This is Joan Rivers we're talking about here! You think she doesn't have an opinion about it! C'mon!

If you haven't seen her documentary, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, then you're probably a member of the Academy board because no one nominated it for an Oscar this year. In fact, the movie was so snubbed, it didn't even make the short list of nominees!

Naturally, Joan has something to say about that. She told sources that she was "furious" that the flick got no recognition and she has her own ideas as to why! She explained:

"A head of a documentary board in England told me that we wouldn't get an Oscar nomination because it's not socially significant enough…What the fuck do you want? It's about ageism, survival, and being a woman. It should've been nominated!"

Couldn't agree more! Maybe certain people on the board need to stop thinking that a documentary is only good when the camera drudges through a third world country or someone addicted to huffing paint! This was a great movie, very poignant, very truthful about the biz!

Boo on you, Oscar!

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25 comments to “How Do You Think Joan Rivers Feels About Not Being Nominated For An Oscar?!”



  1. 1

    This shouldn't even be news-worthy. So Joan's goal in making the film was to snag an Oscar? If the documentary is so poignant and important, then the message she delivered throughout it should be enough.



  2. 2

    The documentary was crap, Joan Rivers is just a sad old woman trying to grasp for fame in anyway possible.

    She has been going down hill since she was banned from the Tonight Show.

    She should just die, with the rest of the people you mention here



  3. 3

    It's not about ageism, survival, or about being a woman.
    It's about HER.
    Narcissistic much?



  4. 4

    Ugh-go away Joan Rivers! Of course a documentary should be socially significant. Nobody gives a shit about your life and "hardships"-get real.How about some actually talented people who were snubbed-Mark Wahlberg-Mila Kunis & Hillary Swank.



  5. 5

    It should have been nominated. It was a great documentary about the industry, and everything Joan said. I've watched it twice and really found it to be interesting.



  6. 6

    I saw it and it was OK. I think because she thinks she's more than she really is (if that makes sense). It was a talk about what a hard worker she is and her own insecurities. It wasnt as good as she thinks.



  7. 7

    Many thanks to the Academy board for using wonderfully good judgment. One look at this cosmetic surgery addicted hag is enough to make you impotent for 6 weeks.

  8. 7tizz says – reply to this


    8

    I saw it and I am a big Joan Rivers fan. The movie was just ok - yes it was funny…it's Joan, so how could it not be? But it hardly touches on ageism…it thinks it does, but she is still finding work and can more than afford her high end lifestyle. Is she on MTV? Of course not…but where they do want her is what she gets booked for. One can also argue that we're in a recession and that's why on some months she can't find work or things are slow. I also came out with the feeling that I hadn't seen anything new about her that I didn't know before - big mistake for a documentary…except the scene where she's without make-up…yikes!



  9. 9

    Eh, I'm sure she'll get another procedure to help ease the pain. I think there might be a spot on her left foot that hasn't been nipped or tucked yet.



  10. 10

    Her mouth dosnt even move anymore.. can she even say Oscar?



  11. 11

    I saw the film…. nothing to write home about. in fact the word mediocre comes to mind. sorry joan you and whatever message you were trying to convey just aren't oscar calibre



  12. 12

    second time ive ever agreed with u perez



  13. 13

    I'm ambivalent about this woman. She's so absolutely narcissistic but, then again, who isn't in the Entertainment industry? Do I think Joan gets treated fairly compared to others in the biz? NO. She's not nearly as successful as Letterman, Leno, Conan, Larry King or a host of other men - and she is definitely funnier and more talented than most of them. So in that case it's REALLY not fair and is an example of ageism, sexism, and survival.
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    But on the other hand, those idiots Letterman, Leno, Conan, Larry King et al. get treated WAY TOO WELL. These idiots should be treated worse than Joan but they're not. THAT'S the problem. Not that Joan isn't treated well, but that these losers are treated WAY TOO WELL. But that's b/c Hollywood is run but a bunch of fucking male pigs who rape women (and men) before gifting them with a job.



  14. 14

    yea….FUCK those impoverished third world eye-openers and people struggling through extremely severe and dangerous addiction….JOAN RIVERS is where true poignance lies!……. *cough*



  15. 15

    Give em hell Joan.



  16. 16

    Well, at least she can rejoice in getting to appear as one of Cee-lo's backup singers at the Grammy's. Weird, she was the only Muppet whose strings I couldn't see!



  17. 17

    She's a nasty old jew.



  18. 18

    It was an INCREDIBLE documentary… loved every second of it! Made me see Joan in a completely different light… she's an incredible person!



  19. 19

    This film is sad commentary of a 77yr old fame whore living paycheck to paycheck playing Indian Resort gigs with a bad act. I wanted to kill myself after it was over.



  20. 20

    Go back to hawking cupcakes on Celebrity Apprentice you nasty old kunt-faced shrew. The Donald loves you and your organ grinder's monkey of a daughter.



  21. 21

    Joan is right - it was a fine film too.



  22. 22

    Definitely should have been nominated. GREAT documentary !

  23. @v@ says – reply to this


    23

    Awards, schmawards. If it speaks her truth in a genuine and moving way, that's great enough in and of itself. It's a terrific legacy that speaks for Joan. If I had a twenty for every great movie that didn't make the right connections at awards time, well, you know.

  24. @v@ says – reply to this


    24

    I'm trying to say that the worth of any film is intrinsic.



  25. 25

    Joan Rivers has some nerve. And I don't appreciate Jennifer Aniston's talent. I see Aniston as being overrated, but Joan Rivers discussing Aniston's appearance as if to enter Aniston into the plastic surgery debate is beyond terrible. I often think Joan Rivers will be Donald Trump's distraction if Trump decides to run for President of the United States. She is that dangerous to any professional she comes in contact with. How many opportunities has she blown for no reason than her own insanity, which increases with age?

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