Hollywood turned out to honor its own last weekend – and as usual, the glitterati got political.
It was Oscars night Sunday and political correctness reigned supreme. For the first time, a foreign language film ("Parasite") won best picture, striking a blow against white rule in Hollywood – and, because of its content, against capitalism as well.
Brad Pitt, winner for best supporting actor, took a dig at Trump and the Republicans …
Pitt: "They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week."
… while documentary film winner Julia Reichert quoted verbatim from the Communist Manifesto:
Reichert: "Things will get better when workers of the world unite."
Pro-abortion activist Joaquin Phoenix, winner of the best actor Oscar, chided the audience for considering humans superior to other species:
Phoenix: "We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow, and when she gives birth, we steal her baby, even though her cries of anguish are unmistakable."
Movieguide's Ted Baehr sees the political posturing as a cry for help.
"Joaquin Phoenix, who needs Jesus desperately – we need to pray for him," Baehr shares with OneNewsNow. "And we need to pray for Brad, who says he's gone back to some faith."
All that notwithstanding, Baehr says it wasn't all bad on Sunday night. "I was surprised that many of the awards went to movies that were worthwhile, [movies] that we liked: '1917,' 'Ford v. Ferrari.' There were some good movies honored," he adds.
Movieguide will host its own awards February 24 on the Hallmark Channel. In addition to "1917" and "Ford v. Ferrari," nominees this year (in various categories) include "Overcover," "Breakthrough," "The Pilgrim's Progress," "Unplanned," "Dumbo," and "Toy Story 4."