The Third Storydame Methusalism Award

The third StoryDame Methuselism Award goes to the Oscars 2014. While there’s always buzz about Hollywood being less than favorable to the over 40 set, this year’s awards show some contradicting surprises.

Old couple sitting in a bus stop. ©iStockphoto/ViktorCap

Old couple sitting in a bus stop. ©iStockphoto/ViktorCap

Of the five women nominated for Actress in a Leading Role, Meryl Streep and Judi Dench are over 50. Sandra Bulloch is 49. Nominees for Actress in a Supporting role included June Squibb age 84!

Recognizing male actors, Bruce Dern (77) was nominated for his role in Nebraska. Best picture nominees picturing the aging prominently included Captain Phillips, Nebraska, and Philomena.

Most insightful was the extremely funny Ellen DeGeneres (56), who made the Oscars fun handing out delivery pizza to “A” listers and trendy breaking twitter’s record for retweets with a star-studded selfie!

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2 thoughts on “The Third Storydame Methusalism Award

  1. Nice piece. I like it when humans are evaluated for reasons on than their “advanced” age. Good to know it’s happening in Hollywood too.