Adam McKay took a vicious satirical punch at Chevron, scripting a fake ad released online blasting the petroleum giant for putting profits over the future of the planet.The writer, producer and director posted the fake Chevron ad on Twitter on Thursday, where it already has racked up more than 4.2 million views. He didn't give any indication that it was satire, innocuously asking in a tweet, "Has anyone seen this Chevron commercial?"The bogus Chevron ad, featuring generic stock footage typical...
McKay’s talent for combining humor and provocative, often socially conscious storytelling continued to earn him major awards attention in 2022. His HBO series “Succession” received 25 Emmy nominations and four wins, including one for him as a producer for outstanding drama series, and his Netflix comedy “Don’t Look Up” garnered four Oscar noms, including a pair for McKay for best picture and original screenplay. The year also saw him produce director Mimi Cave’s comic horror thriller “Fresh” (Hulu), starring Sebastian Stan, and exec produce the HBO series “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty,” which earned a second season despite criticism over historical inaccuracies from former players and longtime Laker exec Jerry West, who demanded a retraction for a “defamatory portrayal” of him as “an out-of-control, intoxicated rageaholic.”