CBS Comedy *Mom* Is Trading Emmy Campaigning for Activism
By Laura Bradley

As Emmy nominations draw near, one network comedy has made the almost unheard of decision not to campaign—not because it doesn’t stand a chance, but because it can think of something more useful to do with its money. Mom earned two back-to-back supporting actress wins for one of its central stars, Allison Janney—in 2014 and 2015. (She was nominated in 2016, but lost out to Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon.) But this year, rather than throw down cash for yet another campaign for gold statuettes, CBS will donate the budgeted funds to Planned Parenthood.

As the Republicans continue to work toward pushing through their replacement for the Affordable Care Act, Janney and Mom co-creator/executive producer Chuck Lorre have decided to raise awareness around the threats that specifically target Planned Parenthood, Variety reports. (The version of the American Health Care Act that passed in the House includes a provision that would slash funding for the organization.) They’ll appear on CBS This Morning as part of their special Mom campaign, encouraging their fans to donate to the organization. (Vanity Fair has reached out to Janney, her co-star Anna Faris, and Lorre for comment, and will update this post accordingly.)

Although the move to forego campaigning is extremely rare, such decisions could become more mainstream over the next few years. As Variety notes, United Talent Agency canceled its 2017 Oscars party in protest of Donald Trump, choosing instead to donate $250,000 to the A.C.L.U. and the humanitarian organization International Rescue Committee.

Things that happened at the 2017 Oscars

-Viola Davis (Fences) won a triple crown (Emmy, Tony, Oscar) for acting and became the first black actor (man or woman) to do so.

-Asghar Farhadi (The Salesman) refused to attend the Oscars in protest of Trump’s 90-day travel ban.

-Damien Chazelle (La La Land) became the youngest person to ever win best director at age 32.

-Jimmy Kimmel lifted up 8-year-old Sunny Pawar (Lion) up in the air to the Lion King opening song.

-Jimmy Kimmel surprised a bus full of people by bringing them to the Oscars, including an engaged couple from Chicago who got to meet their idol, Denzel Washington (#GaryfromChicago).

-La La Land had a record-tying 14 nominations (6 wins) this year

-Moonlight won best picture after La La Land was mistakenly announced.

-Half of the award winners were first-time recipients.


-Celebrity Mean Tweets - Oscars Edition.

Ozpin watched the screen while Oscar and Qrow mashed furiously on their controllers. Eventually the words “Player Two Wins” showed up on the screen.

“I win!” Oscar cheered throwing his fist in the air to celebrate his victory.

Qrow smirked at his son. “You just got lucky kid.” He reached over and ruffled Oscar’s hair.

“Hey!” Oscar protested swatting Qrow’s hand away. Ozpin couldn’t help but chuckle.

“Best two out of three,” Qrow declared picking his controller back up.

“Bring it on,” Oscar taunted. “You can’t keep blaming bad luck for you losing, just so you know.”

“I haven’t had enough coffee to deal with all of this competitiveness,” Ozpin sighed. He took a sip of coffee to prove his point.

“Yeah, right. You’re just looking for another excuse to drink coffee,” Qrow teased before turning his attention to the game.

I decided to do some practice writing based off of a piece of art @ned-draws did. I thought it was cute and decided to go ahead and post it.

Link to the art that inspired this: https://ned-draws.tumblr.com/post/161975723427/catch-me-way-too-many-aus-deep-into-pretending

The Forgotten Story of Queer Nation's 1992 Academy Awards Protest
The Hollywood Homophobia Oscar protest, a culmination of more than a year of effort by Queer Nation, ACT UP, and other organizations to make Hollywood take gay lives and portrayals of gay characters seriously. Though most at-home Oscar viewers were oblivious to this, the protesters’ actions heralded a shift in the film industry, which finally began to represent LGBT people and the AIDS epidemic in meaningful ways as the 1990s progressed.

Before #OscarsSoWhite


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Population: 73,415

“Iowa City was created by an act of Legislative Assembly of the Iowa Territory on January 21, 1839, fulfilling the desire of Governor Robert Lucas to move the capital out of Burlington and closer to the center of the territory.”

Damian Lillard: “For me it’s because I knew a guy, Oscar Grant, who had a similar situation, It hit home. Oakland is one of the main cities right now that’s protesting it and making a stand about it. It’s also one of the more recent things that actually got caught on camera, so I got to actually see it. I think when you can see something for yourself, that makes you want to lobby for it even more. I think that’s why it’s ‘I Can’t Breathe’ because that’s the video we saw. I feel like there’s something to be said about it.”

im still trying to wrap my head around what was so woke about chris rock’s oscar monologue. he gets up, says something about how a woman’s category aint all that necessary (uh?), how black people shouldn’t be protesting oscars cause we had better shit to protest about (uh?), jokes about media representation and how voting was what landed him the job but then you make fun of the very process in a way that makes it sound like we don’t need it even though we actually do need it while white supremacy still exists. like what was so woke about telling black people that what they fight for today isn’t worthwhile cause it’s not under a 1950s backdrop with “Strange fruit” playing as a theme? that nigga aint woke and he aint funny he got bought out.