[OPINION] The Oscars shouldn’t matter for developing nations

In a previous essay titled “Should the Oscars still matter for developing nations?,” points were laid out as if the answer was already in the affirmative. According to the article, the Oscars matter primarily because a nomination/win could provide an “Oscar bump.” In the case of filmmakers and talent, such an Oscar bump would allow … Read more

Should the Oscars still matter for developing nations?

The Oscars embarrassingly lack nominations, let alone wins, for films of poorer nations. The Academy, as it now stands, will only continue to disfavor underdeveloped countries. So why do we still pay attention? When Parasite won Best Picture in the 92nd Academy Awards, it was a game-changer. The triumph sent shockwaves throughout the world. It … Read more