The Oscars this year do not have a host. But after Issa Rae and John Cho announced the nominations together yesterday, that’s the dream pairing for the internet right now. Would they want to do it though? I mean, you heard what Issa said after the Best Director nominations came out, right? Kathleen went viral when she pointed it out:
If you watch back the video, which I’ll embed below, Issa knew what she was doing. There was a pause, a pointed a pause. And pursing of the lips. It was intentional but not indictable, live-checking an institution that continues to devalue women’s storytelling. Note that the four films with the most nominations – Joker, The Irishman, 1917, and Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood – the ones the Academy considers to be the very best films of the year, the standard in prestige filmmaking, all focus on the male perspective from character to narrative. So, you know, that’s reassuring.
Let’s get back to Issa. We’ve waited too long for Insecure season 4. They said it would be out this year and we should get an announcement soon about a premiere date. What we do know is that Kerry Washington will be directing episode 9 and Regina King has signed on to direct an episode too. HURRY UPPPPPP. I need to know what happens between Molly and “Asian Bae”, Andrew. And, obviously, if Issa and Nathan are still a thing, it’s going to be “messy AF” if the four of them are all entangled. Also, Lawrence and Condola and Condola and Issa might be working together… GIVE ME ALL THIS DRAMA NOW!
Yours in gossip,
PS. Here’s the Oscar nominations video. “Congratulations to those men” happens at 14:30.