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Spending on Oscar ads is up

Mar 2, 2018
Why? Because it’s one of the few television shows advertisers are pretty sure all kinds of people will show up for. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

The accountants behind that Oscars flub are out

Mar 1, 2017
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs says she's 'reviewing' the awards' relationship with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
PricewaterhouseCoopers accountants Martha L. Ruiz and Brian Cullinan walk the red carpet at the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.
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What's your movie 'constituency'?

Feb 27, 2017
Wesley Morris, New York Times culture critic, says the best picture nominees had very different audiences.
 A view of the stage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.
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How celebrities choose their causes

Feb 24, 2017
Backing a political or social issue is often an exercise in branding.
Leonardo DiCaprio accepts the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the "The Revenant."
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What Selena Gomez has to do with the 'La La Land' soundtrack

Feb 22, 2017
John Janick, the CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M Records, explains the connection.
Singer Selena Gomez performs at Staples Center on July 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
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Can a diverse Academy change the entertainment industry?

Jun 30, 2016
The academy may now be more diverse, but most studio heads are still white men.
 Actor Michael B. Jordan attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.
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How #OscarsSoWhite will affect the awards this weekend

Feb 26, 2016
The show might feel uncomfortable this year

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A way to keep Oscar speeches from putting us to sleep

Feb 26, 2016
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences wants to trim the thank-you list.
 Winner Julianne Moore gives her acceptance speech as she holds her statuette for Actress in a Leading Role during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. 
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And the Oscar for Instagram shout-outs goes to...?

Feb 26, 2016
A little celebrity gratitude can go a long and lucrative way on Instagram.
Actress Jennifer Lawrence gets styled on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars. Celebrities are increasingly thanking their beauty teams via social media, which can be an added bonus for employees.
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Sitting out the Oscars

Feb 26, 2016
A number of alternatives to the Oscars are popping up in the wake of controversy.