Tom Hanks Really Cares……..About The Oscars
Posted by bmac on January 10, 2008
God I hate celebrities. Tom Hanks is urging an end to the writers strike, so listen up corporate BigWigs.
The show must go on, that is one of the tenets of everything,” Hanks told Reuters in London.“I am a member of the board of governors of the Academy, and we definitely want to put on a great show and honor the films that have come out in the course of the year,” he said on the red carpet at the premiere of his film “Charlie Wilson’s War.”
Translation: “The Oscars are the single most important event in the known universe, how DARE this show, that means so much to so many, be put on hold.”
Hanks said corporate bosses should remember that many people, from carpenters to caterers, were suffering as a result of the strike by about 10,500 Writers Guild of America members over their dispute with major film and TV studios.
“There are caterers and carpenters … and electricians and gaffers,” the 51-year-old said. “There are a lot of people out there associated with the industry, for whom the sooner this work stoppage is over the better.
Yeah, especially if that “sooner” is in time for your precious Oscars eh Tom? God forbid we don’t get to “Honor the films that came out this year.” Truly tragic.
Here’s where Tom goes into his best “Aw shucks, I’m just a regular guy, and even though I’m worth 90 billion dollars, I don’t know how no dang old corporation works” routine:
“I just hope that the big guys who make big decisions up high in their corporate boardrooms and what not get down to honest bargaining and everyone can get back to work.”
What a condescending dick. Fuck you Tom Hanks, I sincerely hope you and every other self-important actor don’t get your precious Oscars this year. If Tom cared so much about the little people, I would expect him to say something like, “If we have to sacrifice the Oscars this year, so be it, to support the writers.” But he didn’t say anything like that, instead, he’s just worried about the strike being over soon enough for him and his peers to engage in the gigantic circle jerk of self-appreciation that is the Oscars.
Turns out, nobody really missed the Golden Globes and the People’s Choice awards all that much, so I love that the only ones really suffering here are the attention whore actors. The Oscars always suck anyway.