The Michigan Daily
Monday, April 11, 1988
excellence or popularity?
By Mark Shaiman
"May I have the envelope,
please." A drumroll sounds. "And
the winner is ..."
Once again the Oscars are upon
us, the night when last year's
achievements in motion pictures are
recognized - or at least some of
In a year when neither My Life
As A Dog nor Jean De Florette is
nominated as best film, foreign or
otherwise, something is amiss. But
the nominations are long past, so I'll
forego my grudges against the
Academy, because tonight is Holly-
wood's biggest outing.
How big? Last year's extrava-
ganza cost $4.34 million to put on
and the revenues were $7.71 million.
You can be sure that with this kind
of profit margin, the Academy will
once again go for broke.
Obviously, movies are a big-
money business, but the Oscar rec-
ognizes artistic merit. Well, at least
that is the intention. What really
goes on is slightly different.
First of all, the American
Academy of Motion Picture Arts
And Sciences is divided into 13
branches, from directors to editors to
actors. People from each group vote
for other people in their own cate-
gory. This is where the nominations
come from, which seems perfectly
For the winners, the members of
the Academy get to vote in all the
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categories. This year there are a total
of 39 individual films nominated for
the various awards. But are we really
supposed to believe that every one of
those 4,485 voters saw every one of
What really influences the voters,
if not the movies themselves, is ad-
vertising. Full page ads in trade
magazines and Hollywood billboards
promote Michael Douglas as Best
Actor or Broadcast News as best
And again it all comes back to
money. An Oscar for best film can
bring in an extra $10 million in
box-office receipts, in addition to
boosting the income from cable and
So who is this almighty Oscar
guy, anyway? As an award he has
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been around since 1927, but he got
his nickname four years later when a
secretary named Margaret Herrick
saw the statue and remarked "Why,
he reminds me of my uncle Oscar."
A columnist heard this and printed
it, and the affectionate term has been
around since. Such is the stuff of
Designed by art director Cedric
Gibbons (who later won 11
Academy Awards himself) and exe-
cuted by sculptor George Stanley,
Oscar grasps a sword and stands
upon a reel of film. He measures in
at thirteen and a half inches tall, and
is made of metal covered in gold.
That's the short history of Oscar;
but what you really want are predic-
See Academy, Page 8
... do billboards win Oscars?
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