Wesley Morris, New York Times culture critic, says the best picture nominees had very different audiences.
Backing a political or social issue is often an exercise in branding.
John Janick, the CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M Records, explains the connection.
The academy may now be more diverse, but most studio heads are still white men.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences wants to trim the thank-you list.
A little celebrity gratitude can go a long and lucrative way on Instagram.