Piers Morgan slams the Oscars 2021 as 'a joyless woke nightmare' in furious rant

PIERS Morgan has slammed this year's Oscars – describing it as a “joyless woke nightmare” in a furious rant.

The former GMB host, 56, wasted no time in attacking the ceremony today which went ahead last night without a host or audience, branding it the “most unwatchable Academy Awards in history”.

In his latest scathing column for the MailOnline, he surmised: “The tragic truth is that the Oscars as we know it died last night – woked to death by a craven collective desire from those involved to preach not entertain, to lecture rather than make us laugh, and to virtue-signal instead of perform.

“Just when we all needed cheering up, and craved a dash of desperately needed escapism, the entertainment capital of the world tipped a gigantic barrel of misery-fluid out of screens to make us all feel just a little bit sadder.”

In the article Piers picked apart every detail that was wrong with the ceremony – starting off with the fact there was no host. 

He claimed that making audiences laugh, like Ricky Gervais did at the 2020 Golden Globes “is now a crime in liberal-fascist woke-ravaged America punishable by cancellation from all future awards shows”.

Piers’ second gripe was a lack of performance or light entertainment like in pervious years.

And his third main issue was the films that were nominated, which he said were just not worth celebrating. 

Last night’s pandemic-era ceremony at the first-time Oscars home of Union Station in downtown Los Angeles was streamlined and socially distanced, lacking crowds and many if not most of the traditions that mark Hollywoods biggest night.

Nomadland was the night's big winner and breaker of barriers. Director Chloe Zhao became just the second woman and the first woman of colour to win best director. 

Frances McDormand won her third Oscar for best actress. And their film became the first with a woman as both director and lead actor to win best picture.

The ceremony also saw Sir Anthony Hopkins win the best actor Oscar, defeating the late Chadwick Boseman, while Daniel Kaluuya won the best supporting actor prize.

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