Joan Rivers Furious Over Oscar Snub

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As sure as my name is Esperanza Spalding, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work was one of the best documentaries of the year -- funny, revealing, pungent, and wise.

But not only was it not nominated for an Oscar, it wasn't even on their "short list" of 15 choices they narrowed down from!

And how does Joan feel about this travesty?

"Furious!" she tells The Daily, rightfully vexed.

"A head of a documentary board in England told me that we wouldn't get an Oscar nomination because it's not socially significant enough.

"What the fuck do you want?

"It's about ageism, survival, and being a woman.

"It should've been nominated!"

Hallelujah! Does a showbiz doc have to throw in a segment on freakin' Afghanistan to get any notice around here?

Another fascinating part of the same interview has Joan praising fur as an aphrodisiac.

"Fur makes women beautiful," she asserts. "You take an ugly face and you put it next to a soft piece of fox and that face looks almost fuckable!"

I'll be right back, kids. I'm running out to get a soft piece of fox.

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16 comments
CMG
CMG

The documentary either has to be obviously heavy or feature something like animals to be nominated. I am still pissed off that Marwencol did not even make the round of the short-list.

Drew =^.^=
Drew =^.^=

She is a workaholic.....and at 75 gee....for any age.

We love you Joan !!!!!!

Cheers from Sydney, Australia!!!!

MarkS
MarkS

Of course Joan deserved to be nominated. But considering all of the great films over the years that were terrific and did not receive nominations, she's in great company. I loved it and have nothing but respect for her, and her work (be it comedy, writing, or fashion).

Monsieurpatric
Monsieurpatric

Darling Joan, to be insulted by rodents is an honor.

Troofire
Troofire

I found her unending stream of profanity to be tiresome, and her heavily botoxed face to be grotesque, but there were some inciteful, even funny moment. Not Oscar-worthy, however.

Pietro
Pietro

Should've been nominated for Best Picture as it certainly is more entertaining and insightful than at least six of the movies that made the cut.

Savannah Montgomery
Savannah Montgomery

Older Woman + Showbiz docu = Oscar?

Even Hollywood accounting departments can't do the math correctly.

Taudrey
Taudrey

Joan makes fun of Hollywood and they hate her for it because she tells the truth.

Guest
Guest

And she's still paying for dissing Johnny all those years ago.

franco
franco

For once the 'anti-semite' and 'Jews stick together as a group' cards are off the table.

Look at Hollywood in 1999. Jews totally dominate the film industry. Although most of the films are vulgar, violent trash, the industry falls all over itself giving each other awards for producing such. Propaganda and 'message' films flow out of Hollywood and across TV screens. (Read 'How The Jews Invented Hollywood' by Neal Gabler)

- from Rense.com

Paul
Paul

Why do they hate Joan so, I thought the movie was very poignent, and best I had seen in a long time, and of course Joan was, well, Joan.

coolbirth
coolbirth

soft piece of fox for a hard piece of cock?

Sawdust
Sawdust

They always seem to look down on show biz documentaries, like you say. it has to be some heavy conspiracy thing about the war or the economy or whatever. Sucks!

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