Chicago, Illinois – When Oprah cries, everybody cries; when Oprah gets pissed, you better watch out.
The most influential woman in the world – not to mention one of the richest – was perturbed at the fact that the film she starred in, Lee Daniels’ The Butler was snubbed by both the Golden Globes and the Oscars. When the film was released earlier this year, critics thought that Winfrey’s performance as the wife of the White House butler played by Forest Whitaker, was a shoo-in for a Best Actress nomination.
Ms. Winfrey not only has her own magazine but her own television network as well (Oprah Winfrey Network or OWN).
Today, she announced that she is forming her own American Film Academy which will function just like the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which puts up the annual Oscar Awards.
The new academy’s awards will be called the Oprahs.
As of press time, it wasn’t known how many of the current Oscar voting members will defect to Oprah’s new academy.
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