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Jan
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Again, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Can F Itself

Manka Bros., Khan Manka, Producers Guild of America, 2012 nominations, Steven Spielberg, Mark Gordon, Hawk Koch, Gary Lucchesi, Hayma "Screech" Washington, Shuler Donner, Gale Anne Hurd, John Hadity, Marshall Herskovitz, Jeffrey Lerner, Chris Thomes, Amy Jacobson Kurokawa, Darla K. Anderson, Fred Baron, Jerome Calimeri, Bruce Cohen, Kathleen Courtney, Maureen Dooling, Tracey Edmonds, Shoshanna R. Ezra, James Fino, Tim Gibbons, Richard Gladstein, Gary Goetzman, Brian Grazer, Sarah Green, Vanessa Hayes, Rachel Klein, Christina Lee Storm, Megan Mascena-Gaspar, Chris Pfaff, David Picker, Lydia Dean Pilcher, Judy Race, Alison Savitch, Paula Wagner, Stephen C. Grossman, George A. Sunga, Dana Kuznetzkoff, Mark Marabella, David Fox, Jeff Gomez, John Hoffman, Nelle Nugent, Amy Robinson, Peter Saraf, Roger Birnbaum, Ian Bryce, Donald DeLine, David Friendly, Ali LeRoi, Lori McCreary, Erin O'Malley, David Picker, Lydia Dean Pilcher, Cathy Schulman, Josh Schwartz, Karen Spiegel, Mike Tollin, Paula Weinstein, James Fino, Kendall Allen, Michael Bellavia, Dina Benadon, Laurent Bouzereau, Mariana Danilovic, Jeanette DePatie, Shawn Gold, John Heinsen, Derek Hildebrandt, Charlotte Huggins, Sophia Kim, Cindy Pound, Marc Scarpa, Deborah Todd, Chris Williams, Felicia Wong, Susan Zwerman, Jeff Lerner, Kimberly Austin, Christina Lee Storm, Suzette Brown, Jerome Calimeri, Carrie Certa, David Hartle, Susan Sherayko, Rebecca Graham Forde, Terra Abroms, Derek Bartholomaus, Wendy Wallace, Maureen Dooling, Jen Haire, RJ Hume, John Peterman, Mitchell Ferm, Allen Maris, Vance Van Petten, Chris Green, Nikki Livolsi, Kyle Katz, Jo-Ann West, Bryce Averitt, Diane Salerno, Erik Bogh, Will Bryan, Scott Bengston, Mitzie Rothzeid, Patrick Gerety, Ben Silverman, Colin Firth, Harrison Ford, Jake Gyllenhaal, Laura Linney, James McAvoy, Mo'Nique, Julianne Moore, Christoph Waltz, Colleen Atwood, Milena Canonero, Betsy Heimann, Judianna Mokovsky, Ha Nguyen, Ken Adam, Rick Carter, Lilly Kilvert, Rusty Smith, George DeTitta, K.C. Fox, nancy Haigh, Leslie Pope, Sandy Reynolds Wasco, Russ Alsobrook, Robbie Greenberg, Julio Macat, Hiro Narita, Amelia Vincent, Wes Anderson, Roger Corman, Lasse Hallstrom, Mike Leigh, Errol Morris, Lone Scherfig, Joe Berlinger, Liz Garbus, Alex Gibney, Mark Lewis, Julia Reichert, Michael Barker, Peter Chernin, Camela Galano, Brad Grey, Lisa Henson, Bill Mechanic, Robert Shaye, Patrick Wachsberger, David Brenner, Lisa Zeno Churgin, Lynzee Klingman, Michael Tronick, Billy Weber, Lois Burwell, David Marti, Montse Ribe, Ve Neill, Aldo Signoretti, Kazuhiro Tsuji, Bryan Adams, Eric Clapton, The Edge, Michael Giacchino, Suzana Peric, Dean Pitchford, Arthur Cohn, Eric Fellner, Samuel Goldwyn, Charles Roven, Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd, Duncan Clark, Therese Curtin, Rob Friedman, Nancy Utley, Jochen Alexander Freydank, Martin McDonagh, Dean Parisot, Signe Baumane, Sharon Calahan, Pete Docter, Chris Landreth, Bill Plympton, Wendy Tilby, Chris Wedge, Karen Baker Landers, Willie Burton, Benjamin Burtt, Anthony Ciccolini, Mary Jo Lang, Virginia Cook-McGown, Dean Zupancic, Eric Brevig, John Frazier, Michele Moen, Mark Stetson, Hoyt Yeatman, Hossein Amini, Judd Apatow, Guillermo Arriaga, Diablo Cody, Geoffrey Fletcher, Christopher Hampton, Robin Swicord, Grover Crisp, Ray Dolby, Sarah Halley Finn, Ron Stein, Beverly Joanna Wood, Peter Dinklage, Jennifer Hudson, Wes Studi, Michelle Williams, Pedro Almodovar, Lisa Cholodenko, Christopher Nolan, John Singleton, Kathleen Bennett, Bono, T Bone Burnett, Pablo Helman, Van Ling, Helena Packer, Lynzee Klingman, Demian Bichir, George Clooney, Jean Dujardin, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Kenneth Branagh, Jonah Hill, Nick Nolte, Christopher Plummer, Max Von Sydow, Glenn Close, Viola Davis, Rooney Mara, Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams, Berenice Bejo, Jessica Chastain, Melissa McCarthy, Janet McTeer, Octavia Spencer, Alain Gognol, Jean-Loup Felicioli, Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal, Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Chris Miller, Gore Verbinski, Robert Gould, Stuart Craig, Stephenie McMillan, Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo, Anne Seibel, Helene Dubreuil, Rick Carter, Lee Sandales, Guillaume Schiffman, Jeff Cronenweth, Robert Richardson, Emmanuel Lubezki, Janusz Kaminski, Lisy Christl, Mark Bridges, Sandy Powell, Michael O'Connor, Arianne Phillips, Michel Hazanavicius, Alexander Payne, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Terrence Malick, Danfung Dennis, Mike Lerner, Marhsal Curry, Sam Cullman, Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky, Wim Wenders, Gian-Piero Ringel, TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay, Richard Middlemas, Robin Fryday, Gail Dolgin, Rebecca Cammisa, Julie Anderson, James Spione, Daniel Junge, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Lucy Walker, Kira Carstensen, Anne-Sophie Bion, Kevin Tent, Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall, Thelma Schoonmaker, Christopher Tellefesn, Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston, Matthew Mungle, Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight, Lisa Tomblin, Mark Coulier, J. Roy Helland, John Williams, Ludovic Bource, Howard Shore, Alberto Iglesias, Bret McKenzie, Sergio Mendes, Carlinhos Brown, Siedah Garrett, Thomas Langmann, Jim Burke, Jim Taylor, Scott Rudin, Brunson Green, Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan, Graham King, Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum, Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz, Kathleen Kennedy, Patrick Doyon, William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg, Enrico Casarosa, Grant Orchard, Sue Goffe, Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby, Peter McDonald, Eimear O'Kane, Max Zahle, Stefan Gieren, Terry George, Oorlagh George, Andrew Bowler, Gigi Causey, Hallvar Witzo, Lon Bender, Victor Ray Ennis, Ren Kylce, Philip Stockton, Eugene Gearty, Ethan Van der Ryn, Erik Aadahl, Richard Hymns, Gary Rydstrom, David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce, Bo Persson, Tom Fleischman, John Midgley, Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, David Giammarco, Ed Novick, Greg Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey Haboush, Peter Devlin, Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson, Stuart Wilson, Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler, John Richardson, Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman, Alex Henning, Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor, Swen Gillberg, Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White, Daniel Barrett, Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew Butler, John Frazier, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, John Logan, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon, Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, Stan Chervin, Bridget O'Connor, Peter Straughan, Annie Mumolo, Kristin Wiig, J.C. Chandor, Asghar FarhadiWhat I said last year can be repeated this year.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences can F itself.

The same goes for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

And while I’m at it, The Producer’s Guild can suck it…

… and any other suck ass group of idiots who wouldn’t know a quality movie if it bit them in the balls.

Did you not even watch the screeners for “The Moonbeamers”?

I know for sure you all kept the cash and spa treatment coupons I sent!

Hawk Koch – you are on my list.

Bad move, pal.

You are officially the worst Academy President ever!

Go ahead and peruse our Manka Bros. Films 2013 Film Slate and our Manka Highbrow 2013 Film Slate so you can decide which movies you won’t vote for next year.

Goddamnit!

That is all.

Adam Fogelson, Alan Spoon, Alexander von Furstenberg, Angela Bromstad, Ari Emanuel, Arthur Martinez, Barry Diller, Ben Silverman, Bob Iger, Brad Grey, Brian Roberts, Bryan Lourd, Chase Carey, Craig Smith, David Geffen, David Rosenblatt, Donald R. Keough, Donna Langley, Edgard Bronfman, Electus, Ezra Kucharz, fairy tale movies, Graham Stanton, Greg Blatt, Greg Morrow, Greg Stevens, Gregg Winiarski, Hans Woolley, Harry Sloan, Hey Diddle Diddle, Jason Stewart, Jay Herratti, Jeff Sagansky, Jeff Weiner, Jeff Zucker, Jeffrey Immelt, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Jill Kennedy, Joanne Hawkins, Joey Levin, John C. Malone, John Ferriter, John Foley, John Malone, Josh Abramson, Jr., Kara Swisher, Khan Manka, Louis Castle, Manka Bros., Mark Stein, Michael Eisner, Michael Schwerdtman, Michael Zeisser, Nikki Finke, Notional, On Medea, OnMedea, Paul Telegdy, Peter Chernin, Phillippe Dauman, Richard F. Zannino, Rick Finkelstein, Ricky Van Veen, Ron Meyer, Rupert Murdoch, Scott Garell, Scott Savitz, Shana Fisher, Sharon Waxman, Stacey Snider, Steve Burke, Steve Jobs, Steven Spielberg, Sumner Redstone, Terry Semel, Thomas J. McInerney, Tina Brown, Tony DiSanto, Victor KaufmanKhan Manka, Jr. – Chairman & CEO – Manka Bros. StudiosThe World’s Largest Media Company

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38 comments

  1. Fred says:

    My heart breaks for you, Khan. A greater injustice has never occurred in the history of the world! Attention must be paid!

    1. Chairman says:

      Thank you Fred. So shines a good deed in a weary world.

  2. Oscar says:

    You guys make crappy movies and don’t deserve shit. Moonbeamers sucked.

  3. Sally M says:

    Definitely a bigger snub than Ben Affleck or Kathryn Bigelow.

    1. Disco Stu says:

      Argo. I think every muscle in my body was contracting. On the edge of my seat. Great film. Very well done. What’s up, Academy?

      1. James Prince Smith says:

        I thought Argo was great and it was because of Ben Affleck, leaving him out of the best director category is a shame on the academy.

    2. Spike 54 says:

      I don’t understand how a film can get nominated for best picture and yet at the same time the director of said film can be passed over for a nomination….

  4. John says:

    Reminder: Both ‘Batman Begins’ and ‘The Dark Knight’ were nominated for at least one of the categories.

    That they would snub Christopher Nolan and his crowning achievement- “The Dark Knight Rises”- is absurd.

    And no noms for Manka Bros.?

    NO WONDER NOBODY WATCHES ANYMORE.

    1. Not so good says:

      Dark Knight Rises was a rehash of the superior Dark Knight. TDK should have been nominated 3 years ago – not this year.

    2. Annie says:

      If TDKR should have gotten any nomination, it should have been for Hans Zimmer’s score. I honestly feel like the Oscars will shun anything mainstream just to show the general public how “mature” and “sophisticated” they are, even though it just makes them look pretentious.

      I, for one, won’t be watching this year. Good luck to Django and Argo.

    3. Nate says:

      Alright, Nolan-tard. The movie was rubbish. I’m glad the door just hit The Nolans on the way out. GOOD. RIDDANCE.

      Both the Globes and Oscars had enough intelligence to see past all the hype generated by the WB promo machine. Rises sucked as a comic-book movie and was a incoherent mess as a movie.

      Reboot Batman, and REBOOT THE NOLANS!

  5. Bill Shannon says:

    Agrreed Khan! Ang Lee, Joaquin Phoenix, Christoph Waltz, Bradley Cooper, Hugh Jackman, Jackie Weaver, Naomi Watts, Amy Adams, and Quvenzhané Wallis I was extremely pleased to see nominated here. I’m glad Life of Pi stacked up a shipload of nominations. But Kathryn Bigelow, Ben Afflect, and Quentin Tarantino were screwed. I’m surprised The Dark Knight Rises didn’t grab a nomination for anything, though not exactly sad as I thought it was a flawed.

  6. Ajeno says:

    What are Hollywood trying to tell PTA here? How can the three main players be nominated but the director is not? Did the actors direct themselves? I may sound a little paranoid and maybe they just didn’t like the film itself, but this is coming across as almost purposeful…

    Anyways, I adore ‘Amour’, so it is very pleasing to see it get so much recognition. Hopefully, Haneke wins and goes on a 5 minute rant dissecting the celebrity culture of award ceremonies, maybe even introducing a short movie that is nothing more than a silent frame of a camera looking out at the audience.

  7. Boycott the Oscars says:

    I am organizing a boycott of the Oscars and the Super Bowl and the Emmys and everything else that people like to watch until there is justice. Mankas crappy movies deserve to be recognized. Perhaps a march on Hollywood.

    1. I drink your milkshake says:

      I think I will.

  8. Vladiator says:

    I’m glad the hobbit got a few nominations

  9. Pretty Smart says:

    I’m with you kahn! The Oscars are a joke. This should be obvious from the existence of “Oscar campaigns” by studio bosses. And we all know “The Hurt Locker” wasn’t the best picture in the year it won over Avatar. Then there was the Oscars’ failure to award Best Picture to the truly ground-breaking “Brokeback Mountain,” while repeatedly honoring formulaic Clint Eastwood pictures. And how many times does everyone in the business know who is going to win because it is that actor’s “time,” or because everyone knows it is “time” to honor an actor of some particular race or background? I’m not saying the Oscars are rigged, exactly, but certainly they do not involve a fair appraisal of the novelty or quality of movies or actors.

  10. in the pills says:

    Spielberg movies always make the list no matter how crummy they are.

  11. Bob Armstrong says:

    Quite an “articulate” leader…I hear there are a few “Subway” franchises available.

  12. Lisa M says:

    I wish I had time to “echo” this with my own comments…I might not have put it as “eloquently” as Khan has…but, yeah, I would have to AGREE! :-)
    (there are some “formulas” that can be applied as to HOW they make their “picks”, but if you use them, then you would be “selling out” to them…)

  13. Joe Stecco says:

    I think all of these awards are absolutely ridiculous!! During this season there is award show after award show. Talk about a bunch of self important morons! They feel like they need to be constantly awarded for memorizing lines.

    It wouldn’t be so bad if their was a single award show but it’s gotten quite ridiculous. We have to endure month after month of another award. Give me a break already. Instead of patting yourselves on the back constantly why not take all that money that is being P!ssed away on these shows and do things for all the many many people sufferingin this country.

    If I was one of you I’d feel a whole lot better knowing I made other people’s lives better than just congratulating myself on what a great job I did making believe I was someone else!

    1. NJ says:

      Couldn’t agree more Joe Stecco. They’ve hardly had a chance to make another load of crap when the next round of back-slapping arrives. How they sleep at night earning such ridiculous sums of money for doing nothing more than repeating other people’s work is beyond me.

  14. PBRthur says:

    Oh Academy. Forget Manka Bros. No love for John Hawkes?

  15. Thomas Robb says:

    Ummm… I looked at your slate… really terrible sounding movies. I haven’t heard of one of them. Not one of those movies deserve a nomination.

  16. I drink your milkshake says:

    Yes, as usual these awards are a joke… The true best movie rarely wins… Usually an undeserving movie gets multiple votes and wins because the academy wants to make it seem like they are more sophisticated than the general public.

  17. PSPZombie says:

    My vote goes to Piranha 3D – or anything by manka. Somebody has to get those people out of their fucking shell. HWood is such bullshit.

  18. Daniel says:

    It hasn’t been mentioned here yet, but I am really upset that The Perks of Being A Wallflower was snubbed in the Best Adapted Screenplay category! Seriously. If you have seen the film, you would know how worthy it is. As for the Oscars snubbing anything mainstream (e.g. TDKR), au contraire I think they are TOO mainstream. Independent films don’t stand a chance.

  19. Greenlite says:

    They are gonna get crap ratings this year

    No Manka Bros. movies

    No Marion Cotillard for best supporting actress

    No Leonardo Dicaprio for best supporting actor

    Rust and Bones shut out

    TDKR shut out

  20. Peggy Ivie says:

    Agreed, Mr. Manka! The Oscars are a joke. They are not about talent and art, but a popularity contest. I never watch them anymore. They do not reward the “best” of the year.

  21. Rose says:

    I can hear Affleck saying: Argo f*** yourself.

  22. Dwight Cleveland says:

    Here is an important chance for Mr. Manka to garner more respect by Hollywood and provide a worldwide resource for film students, scholars and movie-goers everywhere.

    I own the world’s largest film poster collection and am interested in selling. I own posters from all the most famous films ever made and I collected them for 35 years from 55 countries. Please see:

    http://www.dwightclevelandposterarchive.com

    Even The Academy itself does not own 25% of what I do.

    Everyone wants respect and here is Mr. Manka’s chance.

    Kindest regards,

    Dwight Cleveland

  23. Hemi says:

    I don’t think anyone got snubbed. It was a very good year for movies. Which of the nominees didn’t deserve their nomination? You have to say who is undeserving before there can be a snub. Looking at Manka brothers 2012 movie slate, they certainly didn’t deserve a nomination no matter what the chairman says.

  24. Rob Grizzly says:

    I’m with you Khan. I’m furious.

  25. iBod says:

    Best Picture should have certainly included “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower” as a wild card; and perhaps even “The Hobbit” — set design and makeup was not the only thing great about that movie.

    …And don’t even get me started about the worst cast of nominees for Best Director! Affleck, Hooper, Bigelow, AND Tarantino — ALL of their movies are nominated for Best Picture and yet somehow ALL of them wind up snubbed? Seriously, Oscar! How in the flying F* do you let that happen!? That’s like saying, “Yeah, the films were good, but you four didn’t direct as greatly as David Russell…Sorry Ben.”

    Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor should have included Foxx and DiCaprio, and Jackson, respectively; as well, Affleck should have been nominated for his acting role in Argo.

    All wrong…ALL WRONG! The way they have this set up is absolutely ridiculous. I mean, Ben Affleck of all the people to snub. I thought last year was bad…This year’s nominees really PMO! I hate how the Academy has in recent years seemingly had this mindset to snub the more favorable film for all intents to “diversify” the field by including the lesser known film of which the audience has never even heard of, like for instance, “The Master,” “The Sessions,” “The Impossible,” and “Beasts Of The Southern Wild.” I won’t comment on quality; I’ll just leave it at that. Then there is “Silver Linings Playbook” which I am sure is a fine film, but just looks like it’s one of those average films. I just don’t understand how a film like that has as many nominations as “Les Miserables” (eight); and more nominations than “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Django Unchained,” and “Argo”…It’s sad to see how political the Academy has become. Just sad.

  26. Michael Weyer says:

    If you haven’t yet, check out Peter Travers outdoing himself with a massive rant on how Bigelow’s snub just proves the Academy’s sexism. “Sure, we gave it to a woman once, we never have to nominate her again.” Pretty nuts even by his standards.

  27. Heartbroken says:

    I enjoy movies,am I heartbroken that some millionaire studio head, actor or director didn’t get nominated!

  28. Roberta Kelly says:

    Be glad Chairman. Mao didn’t care about getting the best votes either when he read the US Constitution Preamble to the killing machine.

    The turn happened, though, for you and all US. SUBPRIME and CDOs and name a financial “innovative product” that didn’t take the house down in applauding REMICS to never hold America’s long-term hand in understanding there is only so much imagination destruction before C-R-A-$-H, the incestuous are done.

    You have a language my husband speaks: vulgarity.

    Thanks for your verve.

    aka Bilxoi Marx nom de plume

  29. Miguel says:

    These days, everything is about politics. I am not at all impressed by the way these awarding bodies have handled the whole nominating process. However, I still enjoy my movies and I personally don’t care whatever they think for as long as I like a certain film, then that is enough for me.

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