The Academy Awards broadcast Sunday evening (and into Monday morning) was the best in years. In fact, it was the best it could possibly be — given the circumstances. But it will never be a great show until the Academy decides who it is producing it for: its members or the general public. Of the 3 billion or so people who watched, I’m gonna guess not more than 11 civilians care about costume design or make up or art direction or cinematography.
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The 82nd Annual Academy Awards In Pictures
Forget the golden statues, there was only one REAL battle at the Academy Awards – who won the Oscar for Best Dress?
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Organizers of this year’s Oscar telecast promised on Friday the competition will be fierce and the show fast-paced in a bid to boost viewership as box office hits like “Avatar” vie for best film. Sunday’s Academy Awards — criticized in the past as bland, unfunny and even unappealing for a young audience — is being outfitted with … Continue reading Oscar producers promise fast and fierce Oscars
Streep has record 16 Oscar acting noms, slim batting average for winning Meryl Streep has a record 16 Academy Awards acting nominations, yet her batting average is minor league when it comes to winning. Streep has two Oscars but also has by far the worst winning percentage among acting recipients who have earned two or more awards. From her 15 … Continue reading Streep has record Oscar noms, slim win percentage