Studios: Kids Yes, Oscar-Quality No

So where are the movie studios at Oscar time, asks Kenneth Turan? Off making money with the kids. “To see how completely the studios have abandoned the adult audience — for what are Oscar-type films, if not films made with those people in mind — just look at the origins of the five pictures with the most nominations. For the reality is that none of them have any but the most tangential relationships to the majors, if they have any relationship at all.”