The stars all came out for the first Oscars celebration event since the outbreak of sexual allegations have begun against the Hollywood elite. A-listers from Angelina Jolie to Dustin Hoffman (who himself has been accused) were in attendance.
And not a single word was utter about ANY of the recent events and revelations of the Hollywood swamp were spoken.
Considering how outspoken Angelia Jolie and Jennifer Lawrence (who was also in attendance) are about all sorts of social issues, one would think something would be said but nope. The swamp probably just wants to bury it… since their numbers are suffering.
As reported by Page Six:
Hollywood took a break Saturday from its growing sexual harassment crisis to present the first Oscars of the forthcoming awards season to four film-industry veterans and a virtual-reality project.
Campaigning for moviemaking’s biggest prize has already begun, as evidenced by the starry turnout of Oscar hopefuls at the private, untelevised Governors Awards. Saoirse Ronan and Greta Gerwig of “Lady Bird,” Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins and Guillermo del Toro of “The Shape of Water” and Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan of “The Big Sick” were among the guests — all considered front-runners for Oscar nods.
Not one of the night’s presenters or honorees mentioned the sex-abuse scandal that’s been spreading through the industry since harassment and assault allegations surfaced last month against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Several high-profile men, including Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K., have since been accused of repeated misconduct.
With sexual harassment off to the side, the Governors Awards was a night of classic Hollywood schmoozing and celebration. One of the most exclusive parties of the year, the guest list also included Tom Hanks, Salma Hayek, Jake Gyllenhaal, James Franco, Sarah Paulson, Emma Stone, Robert Pattinson, Gary Oldman, Ben Stiller, Sofia Coppola, Patty Jenkins and Sam Rockwell.
Roizman, who was nominated for five Academy Awards during his career, received his honorary Oscar from Dustin Hoffman (who apologized earlier this month for allegedly sexually harassing an intern in 1985). Hoffman praised the cinematographer for his integrity on and off screen, and Roizman’s eyes were misty as he accepted his award.
Varda was introduced by four talented women, including Jolie and actress Jessica Chastain.