we have all read fanfiction that we shouldn’t have
I LOVE HER SO MUCH
lizzie doesnt fuck around
Your Pokemon hurt itself in confusion!
So THAT’S what happens
how long is it going to take to beat morty???
PLEASE SEND HELP WE’RE TRAPPED IN AN INFINITE LOOP
IT HASNT ENDED
She really did ordered pizza lmao
that tip is awful i’m so PISSED
ugh i am still so pissed at this because someone tipped me $7.50 for biking 5-6 blocks w/ a sandwich and a drink that only cost $11.50 before the tip and like someone who makes more money than a person making minimum wage can’t even tip $20???
I could be wrong but I’m almost certain that $2 tip is an automatic gratuity and not an actual number millionaire superstar Ellen Degeneres typed into a website. If you think that pizza guy left the theatre with less than a grand in his pocket you are mistaken.
for the last time, Ellen borrowed Pharrell’s hat and went around collecting money from A-list actors for tips
THEY GAVE HIM THE TIP ON THE ELLEN SHOW IT WAS 1600 DOLLARS
TUMBLR STOP SEEING WRONG IN EVERYTHING
tumblr more like idiots
First of all, the only reason I haven’t reblogged any posts about that kerfuffle is because the original article (which discussed animation specifically) comes from Cartoon Brew. My grudge against them is deep and unrelenting, and they have been known in the past to assemble evidence to prove the point they want to make. I’m not saying that’s the case with every article, but they’re not the best source around, despite how popular they seem to be. God, do they like to stir things up.
Secondly, the point you brought up is a great one—these are just a sampling of Academy voters. It’s impossible to extrapolate from there; of course there will always be people who are entirely disrespectful towards animation, and it’s disheartening to see even one person admitting that. But the other published comments were ecstatic about being able to vote for Frozen, and even gave warm recognition towards some of the other nominees.
Truth is: abstaining is something that happens a lot in Academy voting. I’ve read anonymous ballots for several years, and there’s almost always a category where the voter will abstain for what seem like incredibly pithy reasons, so it’s not unique to animation. It sucks when not every Academy member has bothered to see all the performances/films, but abstaining is a way of balancing that out. At least they aren’t picking one at random.
But even from the sampling we see, it’s obvious that the people who care about seeing quality animated movies were incredibly enthusiastic about Frozen. (“I voted for Frozen … It just delivered.” “Frozen was a very special film.” “Frozen is intelligent, empowering, and inspiring.” “I thought Frozen was amazing.”) There’s no evidence that people voted for Frozen “just because” it was Disney, and even if they did, people have equally bullshit reasons for voting for the more prestigious categories (see this voter not voting for Quvenzhane Wallis last year because they couldn’t pronounce her name). We can talk about how inherently weird the entire Academy voting system is, because it’s flawed in many, many ways, but to say that Frozen didn’t deserve its win because some people chose not to vote on a category they weren’t informed about (something that I see as a good thing) is really jumping the gun.
It’s fair to say we need to work on making animation more respected within the industry and hope it’s not a category people look over anymore. That’s obvious. But damn, when you’ve got anonymously glowing praise about what a powerful film Frozen was and how much they wish it had been nominated in the Best Picture category? That proves that people do care, and in my mind, that’s what makes it such a popular, deserving choice. Its win has nothing to do with name recognition, and the people voting for the category seem just as misinformed/informed as they would be for any other category. Nothing to see here.