Oscar shows signs of credibility

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Now that I have slammed Oscar for losing its credibility as a brand over the years, I believe it's only fair to speak up when Oscar gets it right. The 80th Academy Awards restored a lot of credibility in recognizing the excellence of No Country for Old Men. No Country ...

Oscar, you suck

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

I thought I was being tough on the Academy Awards. Now comes a February 22 Wall Street Journal article, "Fade to Bleak," which examines the bad buzz surrounding the 2008 Academy Awards. Oh, and last month The Washington Post bitched about Oscar in "Oscars Fade to Bleak." (Do ...

Oscar, we don't believe you

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Stuart Elliott recently reported that advertisers are treating the February 24 broadcast of the Academy Awards like the Super Bowl, spending about $1.6 million for a 30-second ad. But there's a major difference between the Oscars and the Super Bowl: while the quality of the Super Bowl has gradually ...