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The Academy is largely white and male. Many members haven’t worked in years, are out of sync with Hollywood’s own global market, and their bias is now driving young movie watchers to other metrics of excellence, like the Baftas, the relatively low-key British equivalent; and crowdsourced resources like IMDb.

Oscar award: Is it the gold standard or a statuette of limitations?

Hindustan Times | By Rachel Lopez
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2020 04:35 PM IST
Hollywood’s biggest moment is around the corner. Will you be watching the Oscar ceremony? Or are the Academy awards becoming less relevant each year?
Cameramen film an Oscar statue on the red carpet as Oscars preparations continue for the 92nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.(REUTERS)
Cameramen film an Oscar statue on the red carpet as Oscars preparations continue for the 92nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.(REUTERS)

Oscar’s 2020: The much-coveted 24-karat gold-plated knight is worth only Rs 72

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 10:48 AM IST
Oscar Awards 2020: Easily the most-coveted award by artistes all over the globe, but have you ever wondered what the Academy Awards’ statuette cost? Well, it’s about $1.
Many were left unhappy about Gully Boy being India’s Oscar entry.(HT File Photo)
Many were left unhappy about Gully Boy being India’s Oscar entry.(HT File Photo)

Gully Boy becomes India’s Oscar entry, Twitter drops mixed reactions

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 06:34 PM IST
Expressing happiness over the film’s selection in Oscars 2020, many tweeple dropped different kinds of comments.
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