It looks like The Academy is in hot water again!
Chris Rock did an AH-Mazing job of putting the organization on blast for its lack of diversity at the 2016 Oscars.
But during the ceremony, he still managed to tell some racially insensitive jokes himself that played with Asian stereotypes — and some people weren't laughing about it.
George Takei, Ang Lee, and Sandra Oh were some of 25 Academy members of Asian descent that sent a letter to the Academy protesting jokes about Asian's during the Oscars last month.
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These old and lame jokes included Rock's skit that introduced three Asian children as Academy accountants, and an ad-libbed comment by Sacha Baron Cohen suggesting that Asians have small peens.
The letter asked for "concrete steps" to make sure that award shows will avoid the "tone-deaf approach" to Asians in the future. The letter states:
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LATER THOUGH! RIGHT NOW HULK JUST HANG OUT AND THINK ABOUT THINGS! LIKE THE END OF BOYHOOD!
You may love the Hulk in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, but once you get a full blast from the not-too-distant past of Ang Lee's Incredible failure, only then will you REALLY appreciate Mark Ruffalo!
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Get reminded of all the bad CGI, the goofy editing, and the just plain boredom of the first Hulk movie in the Honest Trailer (below)!
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We're still bummed that Ben Affleck got snubbed, but the award couldn't have gone to a more seasoned director!!
That's right, Ang Lee has won the Oscar for Best Director! Life of Pi represent!!
Ch-ch-check out the video (above)!!
Up against some SERIOUS talent, it was no easy fight! Also up for the award was Amour (Michael Haneke), Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin), Lincoln (Steven Spielberg), and Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell) — which is about as amazeballs as you can get!!
We're so happy for Ang, though! Good work to everyone else too!!
It's too bad they don't have a Best Tiger award!! LOLz!!
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Ben Affleck might have been snubbed with the Oscars nominations, but he owned the Best Director category at the Critics' Choice Awards Thursday night!
For his excellent work with Argo, Jennifer Garner's main man got the coveted award, soothing any snubbing wounds from earlier.
Hope you enjoy it, Ben! And don't even worry about the Oscars… you're young! You've got plenty of projects ahead of you.
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Poor Tobey Maguire — it looks like he won't be a part of Ang Lee's Life of Pi after all, as a writer who interviews the main character.
After joining the film last year, we were pumped to see the actor and director back together again. Unfortunately we won't get to see it happen.
What went wrong?
Tobey is just TOO famous!
Seriously! Plus, the cool thing is that Tobey is actually okay with it!
Here's what he said:
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There's no better way to get guests to a party than with Pi!
At least, that's what they're hoping at the New York Film Festival, where Ang Lee's Life Of Pi will premiere September 28th.
The adaptation of the best-selling novel will open the festival, as did Lee's 1997 drama The Ice Storm.
This makes Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon director Lee only the fourth filmmaker to ever receive this honor more than once, which must mean that critics have finally forgiven him for 2003's HULK.
Life of Pi will also mark the first time a 3D movie has opened the festival. Those glasses probably look pretty silly with tuxedos.
So what makes this film so worth all the hubbub? Program Director Richard Peña says:
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We would never want to be lost at sea, but the first full trailer (above) for Ang Lee's adaption of Life of Pi makes it look pretty cool! As long as fish fly through the air, whales glow in the dark and the tiger we're sharing a lifeboat with is friendly, of course.
If you weren't impressed by the teaser that debuted in front of Prometheus last month, we think you'll be pleasantly surprised with this footage.
From the looks of it, the 3D will probably be pretty spectacular. In fact, it might actually be worth the price of admission for once.
Now if only Hollywood would do something about those annoying 3D glasses that continuously slide off of our faces. Can't this town create 3D contacts instead?
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