Oscars: Of Entertainment And Community

Th Oscars are about more than just entertainment, writes Michael Wilmington. “Citing the need for even higher numbers for one of the world’s top-rated programs (41.3 million viewers in this “off year”) would be an idiotic excuse to wreck its meaning. The Oscars, of course, are a show producers hope will draw huge numbers. But they’re also a great communal binding event for the industry itself: an annual celebration of the fact that it takes many different talents and many kinds of artists to make great movies.”