Normal-Looking Person Wins an Oscar, Some Men in the Crowd Don’t Applaud

Normal-Looking Person Wins an Oscar, Some Men in the Crowd Don’t Applaud March 8, 2016

Per usual, this year’s Academy Awards featured women in picture-perfect ball gowns and men in crisply-pressed tuxedos. But one of this year’s winners broke that mold, and shocked the Oscars’ crowd by being – well – normal!

Slate reports:

One of the most striking moments in last night’s Academy Award ceremony was the apparently cold reception that Best Costume Design winner Jenny Beavan received from the crowd as she walked down the aisle to claim her prize for Mad Max: Fury Road. In a Vine that has now been viewed more than 11 million times, none of seven men sitting along the aisle are seen clapping for her.

Eventual Best Director winner Alejandro González Iñárritu keeps his arms crossed and virtually glares at Beavan as she tromps down the aisle. Spotlight director Tom McCarthy covers his mouth and giggles. Steve Golin, a producer of The Revenant and Spotlight, looks her coldly up and down, and otherwise doesn’t move a muscle.

The reactions of the Hollywood crowd were really interesting, especially in contrast to all of the social justice lectures they delivered all night.  They demand that we all be kind and look past outside appearances, yet I think this Vine speaks for itself:

I love what Jenny said backstage:
“I don’t do frocks and absolutely don’t do heels, I have a bad back,” she told reporters. She got the jacket at Marks & Spencer, she said, adding, “I had a bit of a shoe malfunction and the glitter fell off. I just like feeling comfortable and as far as I’m concerned I’m really dressed up.”
It is clear that Jenny couldn’t care less what is trendy or “acceptable” in Hollywood.  And why should she?  She has more Oscar nominations and wins than most other people in the industry could even dream of.  She has been nominated for an Academy Award 10 times and this year was her 2nd win!  Jenny is rocking the industry without bowing down to the unrealistic expectations of Hollywood.
Way to go, Jenny!  I think you looked amazing!

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