Friday, March 09, 2018
The Autumn of the Oscars
Ross Douthat in The New York Times analyzes the decline of the Oscars. An excerpt:
The key problem for the Oscars is not, as Hollywood’s critics on the right sometimes suggest, that the movie industry’s liberal politics are dragging down both box office numbers and Oscar ratings — that the desire to preach is swamping the desire to entertain. There is a political problem, but it is secondary: The key issue for the academy is that the Hollywood system no longer produces enough of the kind of movies that a mass-audience awards spectacle requires.
[HT: Jim Stroup]
Posted by Michael Wade at 9:20 AM