• OSCARS ON LIFE SUPPORT: Academy insiders describe the problems plaguing Hollywood's biggest night, and how it could rebound

    2 monthes ago - By Chron

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    The Academy Awards are more polarizing than ever, after suffering their worst ratings in recorded history last year, and battling controversies ranging from OscarsSoWhite, to the popular Oscar category, to the drama surrounding Kevin Hart.
    And that's not just how the public feels. Some inside Hollywood believe the show is at a dire crossroads.
    Business Insider spoke to past Oscar show producers, Academy voters, and producers of other live TV shows to...
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  • The last 15 best-picture Oscar winners prove how out of touch Hollywood's biggest night is with general audiences

    The last 15 best-picture Oscar winners prove how out of touch Hollywood's biggest night is with general audiences

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    It's easy to say that the Oscars are out of touch with the regular moviegoer, but when you dive into the numbers, it's scary how correct that general thought is.
    We looked back at the lifetime domestic gross for the last 15 best-picture Oscar winners and matched those with the lifetime gross for the movies that topped those years at the box office. And only once did they match up (2003's "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King").
    In fact, most of the best picture Oscar winners didn't crack the $100 million at the box office and only two crossed the $200 million mark - and that's...
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