Monday, February 25, 2019
Rock Chalk Oscar Win Aftermath
Quick cowtown follow-up after a night of Hollywood glamour and a pretty funny TKC discussion . . .
A TKC reader notes:
Kevin Willmott is part of the writing team of Blackkklansman. So a local guy won an Oscar.
Willmott is also a film professor at KU.
Willmott is very well known locally for his film C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America, which played in various different cuts at local film festivals for 2 years before it went to Sundance and was picked up by IFC.
Fox4: KU film professor wins Oscar for work on ‘BlacKkklansman’
More follow-up from the Academy Awards . . .
NYT: Nobody Hosted the Oscars. And They Did a Fine Job of It.
Variety: Politics at the Oscars: A Statement Against Trump, Without Mentioning His Name
Fox News: Spike Lee ‘furious’ when ‘Green Book’ won best picture Oscar, appears to try and storm out of theater: report
CNBC: The Oscars are a battle of tech and media giants with Hollywood at a tipping point
Guardian: Spike Lee implores US to regain its humanity during Oscars speech
You decide . . .