As we've exhaustively reported, the motion picture academy is on the older side. The average age of eligible Oscar voters is now 63. And as much as we'd like to picture these people as open-minded and artistically adventurous, reality just keeps slapping us in the face. To put it another way: We want to picture academy members as being like this guy when, in some cases, they're more like him.
Now, with age comes certain privileges, but there is also an expectation that you've learned some manners along the way, which makes the dust-up at Saturday night's academy screening of
The Wrap reported off a Facebook post from 75-year-old actress Hope Holiday that after, as Holiday elegantly puts it,