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Oh No She Didn't! - Ellen DeGeneres Forgives Kevin Hart [Video]

Oh No She Didn’t! – Ellen DeGeneres Forgives Kevin Hart [Video]

Ellen DeGeneres’ attempted to play peacemaker between The Academy, the LGBT Community and Kevin Hart

And it is rightfully blowing up in her face. 

In an interview with DeGeneres on Thursday that was was to air on Monday, but was moved to Friday Hart says he is “evaluating” reprising his role as the 2019 Oscars host after DeGeneres called the Academy to vouch for him.

DeGeneres went as far as to call the Academy to “vouch” for Hart.

“I called them, I said, ‘Kevin’s on, I have no idea if he wants to come back and host, but what are your thoughts?’ And they were like, ‘Oh my God, we want him to host! We feel like that maybe he misunderstood or it was handled wrong. Maybe we said the wrong thing but we want him to host. Whatever we can do we would be thrilled. And he should host the Oscars.'”

DeGeneres went on to defend Hart.. “As a gay person. I am sensitive to all of that. You’ve already expressed that it’s not being educated on the subject, not realizing how dangerous those words are, not realizing how many kids are killed for being gay or beaten up every day,” said DeGeneres. 

She added: “You have grown, you have apologized, you are apologizing again right now. You’ve done it. Don’t let those people win — host the Oscars.”

DeGeneres continued to stand by the interview, writing on Twitter, “In this conversation, @KevinHart4real was authentic and real, and I’m in his corner.” She also wrote that she believes in second chances.

Ms DeGeneres needs to understand that when she speaks as a “gay” person that she is not speaking or representing the whole of the LGBT community only herself and she should say as much.

As for believing in second chances perhaps Ellen will end her feud with Kathy Griffin who we all stand behind and who’s career has been hurt and tarnished far more than Hart’s by a much bigger and more malicious enemy.

ABC CENSORED Gay Kiss Between Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem During The Academy Awards

During this years Academy Awards you might have noticed an awkward extended cut-away to Penélope Cruz when Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin appeared onstage to present the Academy Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Screenplay (while wearing matching white suit jackets) The cut awat happened during  Bardem and Brolin’s impromptu presenter dance bit.

What you DIDN’T see while your screen was filled with an awkward looking Penelope Cruz was during that cutaway was that Brolin and Bardam shared a same sex kiss. 

ABC has not ofered or made comment on their decision to cut the man-on-man kiss which is interesting since at least half the audience both attending and more than half watching at home are gay.

Or perhaps ABC is still smarting and over compensating after the Adam Lambert debaucle from last year.

VIDEO – Watch The 2011 Academy Awards Nominations – It’s GAY SuperBowl Time!

The 2011 Academy Award Nominations (aka The Gay Superbowl) were announced ungodly early this morning no really huge surprises except Mila Kunis not getting a Best Supporting Actress nod for Black Swan I guess the Academy snobbed out and didn’t want to nominate poor little Jackie.

Best actor nominees include James Franco (”127 Hours”) , Jeff Bridges (”True Grit”), Colin Firth (”The King’s Speech”), Jesse Eisenberg (”The Social Network”), and Javier Bardem (”Biutiful”).

Best actress nominees include Annette Bening (”The Kids Are All Right”), Michelle Williams (”Blue Valentine”), Nicole Kidman (”Rabbit Hole), Jennifer Lawrence (”Winter’s Bone”), and Portman (”Black Swan”).

Best supporting actress nominees include Amy Adams (”The Fighter”), Helena Bonham Carter (”The King’s Speech”), Melissa Leo (”The Fighter”), Hailee Steinfeld (”True Grit”) and Jacki Weaver (”Animal Kingdom).

Best supporting actor nominees include Christian Bale (”The Fighter”), John Hawkes (”Winter’s Bone”), Mark Ruffalo (”The Kids Are All Right”), Geoffrey Rush (”The King’s Speech”) and Jeremy Renner (”The Town”).

Best director nominees include Joel and Ethan Coen (“True Grit”), Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan”), Tom Hooper (“The King’s Speech”), David O. Russell (“The Fighter”) and David Fincher (“The Social Network”).

Best picture nominees include “Black Swan,” “The Fighter,” “Inception,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “The King’s Speech,” “127 Hours,” “The Social Network,” “Toy Story 3,” “True Grit,” and “Winter’s Bone.”

I’d like to personally congratulate Christian Bale and James Franco for their Academy Award Nominations…..in person.  (Call me)

Academy Awards Snub "8: The Mormon Proposition" In Best Documentary Category Shortlist

Yesterday the  AMPAS announced the list of 15 films that will contend for next year’s five Best Documentary Feature slots, and although there are several worthy films included (Waiting for “Superman”, Exit Through the Gift Shop, and The Tillman Story among them),  noticeably missing was Reed Cowan’s 8: The Mormon Proposition a scorching documentary  indictment of the Mormon Church’s historic involvement in the promotion & passage of California’s Proposition 8. Also missing from  this years list was “gayish” acclaimed exposé Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, one of the sweetest and most fascinating films, unscripted or otherwise, of the year

The same branch failed to put Kirby Dick’s “Outrage” on its shortlist last year and in years past the classic gay documentary “Paris Is Burning”

I guess the moral of the story here is: If you’re gunning for a Best Documentary Oscar nod these days, you better not be gay or Joan Rivers.

( And before anyone says it. Banksy’s Exit Through the Gift Shop doesn’t count.  It’s an ART Documentary)