The Oscars: the good, the bad, and the ugly

I didn’t actually watch the Oscars, but who needs to, when all the highlights (and, unfortunately, lowlights) are all over the internet?

The Good 

-The gowns of Octavia Spencer, Fan Bing Bing, Helena Bonham Carter, and the ridiculously adorable Quvenzhane Wallis–check out her puppy purse!

-Jennifer Lawrence’s reaction to ridiculous questions from the press:

The Bad

-Seth McFarlane’s misogyny.

-The gendered criticisms of Kristen Stewart’s lack of smiling.

The Ugly

-On his way to the Oscars, Palestinian filmmaker/director Emad Burnat was detained for an hour and a half at LAX. Immigration officials refused to believe that he was attending the Oscars even though he produced his invitation.

Burnat with his wife Soreya and son Jibreel

-The Onion’s incredibly offensive tweet about Quvenzhane Wallis. I don’t have much to say about it other than WTF?, so I’ll direct you to these three posts.

For what it’s worth, the Onion did apologize–a real apology, not the “I’m sorry you were offended” kind of bullshit that’s so common–and I commend them for that.

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