Hollywood Puts on the Star Treatment: Ginsburg To Be Honored at Oscars with Special Tribute


The Academy Awards are a special time for conservatives. Every year, the awards show provides another barometer of just how much contempt Hollywood has for us.

It’s impossible to figure out what joys this year’s show — currently host-less after Kevin Hart bowed out due to a controversy over old routines and tweets — will provide. If a Thursday tweet was any indication, however, it should be a contempt-o-rama.

If you’re one of those people who follows the nominations for the Oscars, you’ll know that the song “I’ll Fight” — written for the Ruth Bader Ginsburg-centric documentary “RBG” by Diane Warren and sung by Jennifer Hudson — had been nominated for best original song.

On Thursday, the Academy announced that it would be the first song confirmed to have a performance at the Oscars, according to Variety. And the Academy was awful chipper about it:

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Well, the academy’s members haven’t been this excited since they found out there was a documentary about Justice Ginsburg to nominate. (It’s also up fo the “Best Documentary” award, something that should come as absolutely no surprise.)

The academy would go on to announce that several other songs would be performed at the Oscars, although not with that same level of official approval.

While the song lineup has been a changeable thing since the plans for this year’s ceremony started to trickle out, the only song currently not confirmed for the Oscars is “All the Stars” with Kendrick Lamar and SZA from “Black Panther” — odd, considering that and “Shallow” were the only two songs originally reported to be performed. (They’re also not the Academy’s “favorite tweet of the day.”)

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It’s also safe to assume that the actual performance of “I’ll Fight” will be turned a massive paean to Justice Ginsburg and a rebuke of conservatives.

This, again, is hardly a surprise. The RBG love will likely be strong at an Academy Awards ceremony that will no doubt feature more than one stern-faced lecture about Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the multifarious virtues of Roe v. Wade.

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I can also predict it’ll probably contain at least one lecture on the border wall, and on how “Dreamers” are all of us, and how the media is sacrosanct and should never be criticized, and how Trump should be impeached, and Trump, Trump, Trump.

I can predict this because I’ve seen the two Oscars ceremonies since Trump was elected and saw exactly what I’m predicting, with slight alterations to the issues, both times — something that could have masqueraded as a paid political advertisement, so frequent and uniform was its liberal messaging.

At other awards ceremonies, I’ve seen Christian Bale thank Satan for inspiring him to play Dick Cheney. I’ve seen Robert De Niro chanting “f*** Trump” at the Tonys.

One can speculate endlessly about the why behind the Academy’s decision to announce the song from “RBG” first. Perhaps it’s because it was the first instance where they could confirm the performers or some sort of logistical issue. However, given the lyrics from “Let’s Fight,” I like to think it’s because they were sending a message:

So I’ll fight, fight that war for you

I’ll fight, stand and defend you

Take your side, that’s what I’m here to do

I’ll be there to be strong

Oh I’ll keep on, keep on the fight

And if you’re a Democrat, they do that every year, no matter who the conservatives are, no matter who the liberals are, no matter what the issues are, no matter who the nominees are.

No wonder this was their favorite tweet of the day.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
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Catholic University of America
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