The Oscar Movies Much Of America Can’t See

“The inability of moviegoers beyond both coasts to see this year’s Oscar-nominated films has been a thorny issue for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, sponsor of the Academy Awards, and never more so than this year. Film companies have increasingly chosen to let their Oscar prospects trickle into the marketplace, letting the awards hoopla build before they risk advertising dollars on a wider market. ‘It’s a money-driven situation. ‘We’re able to distribute the pictures where we can get box office’.”